BEEVILLE

March 29

Cattle on hand: 326

Sheep and goats: 41; horses: 0

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady.

Steers: (200-300) $137-$210; (300-400) $131-$188; (400-500) $114-$182; (500-600) $120-$168; (600-700) $115-$147; and (700-800) $104-$143.

Heifers: (200-300) $143-$173; (300-400) $123-$171; (400-500) $122-$164; (500-600) $112-$150; (600-700) $103-$131; and (700-800) $94-$117.

Slaughter cows: $35-$48; slaughter bulls, $45-$70.50; stocker cows, $48-$66; pairs, $835-$950.

CUERO

April 5

Cattle on hand: 877

Had 120 cows and 13 bulls. The packer market turned around as hoped as packer bulls were up $7 and packer cows $10. A relief to see this market come back strong after working through the flood induced numbers.

The calf market remained very solid as it has been all this year. Tops are still on the thinner calves with steers leading the way.

Packer bulls: All weights, $61-$79.

Packer cows: Canners and cutters, $50-$68; light and weak, $34-$40.

Palpated: 10 bred cows: $86-$102; pairs (18): $800 and $1,300.

Steer calves: (average-high) (300-350) $174-$188; (350-400) $173-$198; (400-450) $170-$192; (450-500) $163-$188; (500-550) $152-$176; (550-600) $155-$164; (600-700) $138-$157; (700-800) $128-$146.

Bull Calves: (average-high) (under 250) $199-$235; (250-300) $187-$200; (300-350) $162-$190; (350-400) $175-$195; (400-450) $162-$190; (450-500) $167-$189; (500-600) $152-$176; (550-600) $140-$156; (600-700) $133-$157; (over 700) $125-$139.

Heifer Calves: (average-high) (under 200) $200-$212; (200-250) $154-$180; (250-300) $158-$170; (300-350) $155-$170; (350-400) $138-$158; (400-450) $144-$158; (450-500) $143-$185; (500-550) $133-$162; (550-600) $133-$152; (600-700) $120-$140; (over 700) $110-$135.

EDNA

April 1

Receipts: 523

Steers: (200-300) $163-$240; (300-400) $173-$204; (400-500) $158-$194; (500-600) $138-$183; (600-700) $134-$152; and (700 and up) $115-$153.

Heifers: (200-300) $154-$240; (300-400) $155-$173; (400-500) $140-$183; (500-600) $130.10-$153; (600-700) $121-$134; (700 and up) $103-$124.

Stocker cows: $590-$800. Stocker pairs: $900-$1,100.

Packer cows: (600-800) $21-$39; and (800 and up) $48-$51. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $55-$72.

EL CAMPO

April 2

Receipts: 404

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $3 higher. Cows and bulls were steady to $1 lower.

Steers: (under 200) $200-$245; (200-300) $174-$213; (300-400) $167-$198; (400-500) $176-$196; (500-600) $152-$176; (over 600) $145-$161.

Heifers: (under 200) $176-$230; (200-300) $164-$190; (300-400) $153-$187; (400-500) $147-$205; (500-600) $146-$165; (over 600) $139-$150.

Slaughter cows: High dressing, $50-$60; lower dressing, $35-$45; thin, $20-$30.

Slaughter bulls: High dressing, $65-$73; low dressing, $60-$65.

GONZALES

March 30

Receipts: 1,485 cattle

Compared to our last sale: No. 1 quality calves and yearlings sold fully steady. Packer cows and bulls sold $2 to $3 cheaper.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $200-$207; (300-400) $192-$198; (400-500) $180-$185; (500-600) $155-$175; (600-700) $135-$153; (700-800) $128-$130.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $80-$110.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $170-$175; (300-400) $150-$160; (400-500) $147-$155; (500-600) $126-$145; and (600-700) $128-$132.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $45-$50; cutters, $48-$55; canners, $32-$40; low yielding fat cows, $46-$51.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $68-$72; light weights and medium quality bulls, $64-$66. Stocker cows, $650-$900. Pairs, $750-$1,050.

HALLETTSVILLE

April 2

Cattle on Hand: 1,369

Week ago: 1,779; Year ago: 819

Compared to last week: The market continued strong and very active again this week. Flesh condition is the main factor as thinner flesh types seeing most demand. Fleshier types slightly discounted.

Packer cows and bulls sold $2 higher on about 200 head total.

Packer cows: Canner and cutter cows, $43-$58; utility and fat cows, $42-$57; light weight canner cows, $32-$44; poor and weak cows, $25-$37.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $72-$78; utility and cutter bulls, $63-$73; light weight canner bulls, $57-$66.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (under 200) $175-$245; (200-300) $165-$220; (300-400) $160-$200; (400-500) $155-$190; (500-600) $145-$177.50; (600-700) $132-$157.50;(700-800) $118-$147.50.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (under 200) $170-$215; (200-300) $152-$192.50; (300-400) $140-$167.50; (400-500) $137-$162.50; (500-600) $132-$155; (600-700) $124-$145; (700-800) $110-$128.

Stocker cows: Stocker cows and heifers: good $900-$1,150; medium $725-$925; cows and calf pairs: good $1,300-$1,700; medium $950-$1,250.

KARNES CITY

March 30

Cattle on hand: 460

Market was strong on quality calves. Packers softer.

Steers: (200-300) $117-$205; (300-400) $170-$195; (400-500) $160-$190; (500-600) $150-$170; (600-700) $135-$150; (700 and up) $125-$135.

Heifers: (200-300) $155-$180; (300-400) $150-$180; (400-500) $145-$170; (500-600) $135-$155; (600-700) $125-$145; (700 and up) $110-$120.

Long bull yearling: $90-$120. Long heifer yearling: 85-$115.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $975-$1,275, Pairs $1,150-$1,450; Packer cows: No. 1 $44-$55, No. 2 $35-$42, and Bulls $63-$70.

Goats and other (per head): 165 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $105-$115; (50-100) $135-$200. Nannies: $115-$180. Billies: $185-$245. Sheep: $135-$195. Lambs: $75-$155. Rams: $145-$320.

KARNES COUNTY

April 4

Cattle on hand: 450. Market steady compared to last week. Cows stronger.

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $176-$212; (300-400) $177-$195; (400-500) $170-$193; (500-600) $149-$168; (600-700) $140-$153; (700-800) $122-$142.

No. 1 heifer calves: (200-300) $158-$175; (300-400) $153-$175; (400-500) $150-$174; (500-600) $138-$168; (600-700) $125-$131; (700-800) $111-$124.

Packer cows: High $43-$55; medium $38-$42; low, $32-$37.

Packer bulls: High $65-$73; medium $63-$65.

Bred cows: Good $835-$950; plain $535.

Pairs: Plain, $810-$1,200.

NIXON

April 1

Volume: 787; cows: 104; bulls: 7; horses: 1; sheep and goats: 13

Steers: (200-300) $159-$220; (300-400) $154-$197; (400-500) $148-$200; (500-600) $137-$181; (600-700) $134-$159; (700-800) $123-$146.

Heifers: (200-300) $138-$180; (300-400) $132-$173; (400-500) $127-$180; (500-600) $125-$156; (600-700) $117-$152; (700-800) $103-$146.

Slaughter cows: $27-$55; slaughter bulls, $66-$72; stocker cows, $710-$1,000; pairs, $510-$1,275.

WHARTON

April 3

Receipts: 877

Steers: (200-300) $175-$224; (300-400) $168-$202; (400-500) $165-$197; (500-600) $149-$185; (600-700) $136-$164; (700 and up) $98-$147.

Heifers: (200-300) $166-$218; (300-400) $155-$200; (400-500) $147-$178; (500-600) $138-$157; (600-700) $130-$145; (700 and up) $113-$125.

Stocker cows: $460-$825. Stocker pairs: $575-$1,300.

Packer cows: (600-800) $21-$37; (800 and up) $38-$50; packer bulls, (800 and up) $48-$75.

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