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Atascosa

Date of Sale: 8-24-2011

Cattle and calves: 1,541

Week ago: 1,569

Compared to last week:

No comparison available due to reporter’s absence last week. Trade and demand excellent.

Steers:

Medium and Large No. 1:

Few 200-300 lbs. 145-147.50

300-400 lbs. 134-137, few to 146

400-500 lbs. 124-133, few to 139

500-600 lbs. 113-122

600-700 lbs. 113-123

Medium and Large No. 2:

Few 300-400 lbs. 132-134

400-500 lbs. 118-123, few to 130

500-600 lbs. 114-120

600-700 lbs. 110-119

Medium and Large No. 3:

200-300 lbs. 120-130, few to 142

300-400 lbs. 126-136, few 138-158

400-500 lbs. 115-125, few to 136

500-600 lbs. 106-115, few to 125

600-700 lbs. 110

Heifers:

Medium and Large No. 1:

Individ. 280 lbs. 125

400-500 lbs. 115-124

500-600 lbs. 108-117, few to 124

600-700 lbs. 108-119

Medium and Large No. 2:

Few 300-400 lbs. 115-125

400-500 lbs. 110-115, few to 124

500-600 lbs. 108-112

Medium and Large No. 3:

200-300 lbs. 110-120, few to 129

300-400 lbs. 110-120, few 121-128

400-500 lbs. 107-117, few 119-133

500-600 lbs. 102-112, few to 116

600-700 lbs. 100-105

Replacement Cows:

Medium and Large 1-2: young to middle-aged 690-1,295 lb. cows bred 2-8 months, 59-87 cwt

Cow/Calf pairs:

Medium and large 1-2: young to middle-aged 875-1,110 lb. cows with 200-400 lb. calves $800-$1,000 per pair.

Gonzales

Date of Sale: 8-27-2011

Volume: 2,420

Compared to our last sale:

Feeder calves and yearlings sold $1-$3 lower. Packer cows sold $1-$2 lower.

Stocker-feeder steers:

Medium and large frame No. 1:

150-300 lbs. 155-165

300-400 lbs. 141-151

400-500 lbs. 130-138

500-600 lbs. 118-126

600-700 lbs. 116-117

700-800 lbs. 111-115

Stocker-feeder heifers:

Medium and large frame No.1:

150-300 lbs. 134-155

300-400 lbs. 123-126

400-500 lbs. 118-121

500-600 lbs. 113-116

600-700 lbs. 111-113

Packer Cows: Good lean utility and commercial: 48-55; Cutters: 57-65; Canners: 39-47; Low yielding fat cows: 56-61

Packer Bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls: 69-75; lightweights and medium quality: 66-68; Bull yearlings 700-900 lbs.: 92-111

Stocker Cows: $650-$850

Pairs: $775-$900

Karnes City

Date of Sale: 8-27-2011

Head Count: 1,216

Cattle: 1,114; Goats & other: 102

Market was steady and active.

Average price (High price)

Steers:

200-300 lbs. 130 (155)

300-400 lbs. 125 (145)

400-500 lbs. 119 (145)

500-600 lbs. 118 (130)

600-700 lbs. 110 (120)

More than 700 lbs. 102 (112)

Heifers:

200-300 lbs. 121 (175)

300-400 lbs. 118 (160)

400-500 lbs. 115 (130)

500-600 lbs. 115 (120)

600-700 lbs. 102 (115)

More than 700 lbs. 90 (102)

Stocker Cows:

Bred Cows: $650/hd ($950/hd)

Packer Cows:

No. 1: 55 (60)

No. 2: 40 (50)

Bulls: 68 (72)

Goats (per head):

Kids:

25-50 lbs. $40 ($70)

50-100 lbs. $65 ($90)

Nannies: $50 ($75)

Billies: $75 ($130)

Sheep: $60 ($85)

Rams: $75 ($135)

Swine:

Piglets (per head): $15 ($45)

Barrows: 45 (55)

Gilts: 45 (52)

Sows: 30 (38)

Boars: 10 (15)

NOTICE: Karnes City Livestock Auction will conduct its Sept. 3 sale (Labor Day weekend).

Karnes Co.

Date of sale: 8-25-2011

Cattle on hand: 1,784

Market steady compared to last week.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings:

No. 1 Calves:

200-300 lb. Steers & bulls 128-168, Heifers 107-170

300-400 lb. Steers & bulls 123-160, Heifers 107-142

400-500 lb. Steers & bulls 119-144, Heifers 107-135

500-600 lb. Steers & bulls 114-138, Heifers 106-122

600-700 lb. Steers & bulls 108-121, Heifers 101-119

Stocker Cows:

Good cows and heifers: $650-$780

Medium cows and heifers: $550-$625

Medium cow/calf pairs: $650-$760

Packer Cows:

Higher dressing utility and cutters: 57-64.50

Lower dressing utility and cutters: 50-56

Lightweight canners: 43-49

Packer Bulls:

Heavyweight: 65-72

Utility & canners: 61-64

Lightweight canners: 55-60

Nixon

Date of Sale: 8-22-2011

Cattle on Hand: 2,583 (629 cows; 24 bulls)

Steers:

200-300 lbs.: 125-135-168

300-400 lbs.: 118-128-168

400-500 lbs.: 112-122-144

500-600 lbs.: 104-114-135

600-700 lbs.: 103-113-122

700-800 lbs.: 98-108-119

Heifers:

200-300 lbs.: 100-110-155

300-400 lbs.: 105-115-153

400-500 lbs.: 102-112-139

500-600 lbs.: 100-110-130

600-700 lbs.: 96-106-117

700-800 lbs.: 91-101-111

Slaughter Cows: 38-48-63

Slaughter Bulls: 54-64-74

Stocker Cows: $400-$698

Pairs: $325-$840

NOTICE: Nixon Livestock will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Sale every Monday, 10:30 a.m.

Seguin

Date of Sale: 8-24-2011

Cattle-1,603; Hogs-90; Horses-15; Sheep & Goats-565

The quality on stocker and feeder cattle is beginning to show real signs of drought. The calves are losing their bloom. The market was $2-$5 lower with most decline on heifers. Packer cows fully $2 lower.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1 Steers:

200-300 lb. 140-170

300-400 lb. 130-157

400-500 lb. 120-140

500-600 lb. 110-135

600-700 lb. 105-130

700-850 lb. 100-122

Medium & Large Frame No. 1

Heifers:

200-300 lb. 130-160

300-400 lb. 120-150

400-500 lb. 110-132

500-600 lb. 100-122

600-750 lb. 95-126

Cows:

Utility & Commercial: 54-62

Cutters: 45-55

Canners: 30-40

Palpated Cows70-80 (Young):

Middle Aged: 55-65

Cow & Calf Pairs: $550-$900

Bulls:

Heavy High Yielding: 74-80

Light & Low Yielding: 64-70

Feeder Bulls: 80-104

Horses:

Heavy Fat: $200-$500 (Riding horses)

Light Fat: $100-$170

Thin: $10-$70 hd.

Hogs:

#1 Butchers: 75-80

#2 Butchers: 68-75

Sows: $40-$55

Boars: $5-$20 cwt.

Feeder Pigs: $20-$30 hd.

Feeder Shoats: $75-$95

Sheep & Goats:

Nannies (Young): $75-$120 hd.

Thin & Old Nannies: $30-$65 hd.

Kid Goats (fat): 150-180

Small & Thin: 120-150

Wethers: 115-160

Billies: 70-100

Barb. Ewes (Young): $30-$35 hd.

Thin & Old: $20-$25 hd.

Barb. Lambs (Fat): 115-145

Small & Thin Lambs: 100-115

Barb. Bucks: $75-$150 hd.

Wooled Ewes: $50-$60 cwt.

Wooled Bucks: $50-$70 cwt.

Lambs: 140-190
 

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