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Gonzales

Date: 3-3-12

Volume: 990

Compared to our last sale:

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

Stocker-feeder steers:

Medium and large frame No. 1:

150-300 lbs. 230-255

300-400 lbs. 215-240

400-500 lbs. 205-220

500-600 lbs. 180-195

600-700 lbs. 138-166

700-800 lbs. 136-145

Stocker-feeder heifers:

Medium and large frame No.1:

150-300 lbs. 190-225

300-400 lbs. 185-210

400-500 lbs. 165-180

500-600 lbs. 152-160

600-700 lbs. 141-147

Packer Cows: Good lean utility and commercial: 71-81; Cutters: 84-96; Canners: 56-64; Low yielding fat cows: 74-80

Packer Bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls: 97-111; lightweights and medium quality: 74-94; Bull yearlings 700-900 lbs.: 121-138

Stocker Cows: $850-$1,250

Pairs: $975-$1,600

Karnes City

Date: 3-3-12

Head Count: 299

Cattle: 176; Goats & sheep: 123

Market was very strong and active.

Average price (High price)

Steers:

200-300 lbs. 222 (250)

300-400 lbs. 200 (240)

400-500 lbs. 185 (225)

500-600 lbs. 170 (195)

600-700 lbs. 140 (165)

More than 700 lbs. 132 (142)

Heifers:

200-300 lbs. 224 (250)

300-400 lbs. 200 (235)

400-500 lbs. 178 (210)

500-600 lbs. 155 (170)

600-700 lbs. 138 (155)

More than 700 lbs. 128 (150)

Stocker Cows:

Bred Cows: $925 hd. ($1,250 hd.)

Pairs: $1,100 ($1,450)

Packer Cows:

No. 1: 85 (98)

No. 2: 70 (85)

Bulls: 103 (108)

Goats (per head):

Kids:

25-50 lbs. $65 ($125)

50-100 lbs. $125 ($150)

Nannies: $100 ($200)

Billies: $150 ($225)

Sheep: $75 ($145)

Rams: $100 ($225)

Swine:

Piglets (per head): $45 ($85)

Tops: 53 (58)

Sows: 42 (50)

Boars: 15 (32)

Karnes Co.

Date: 3-1-12

Cattle on hand: 127 (36 Cows; 2 Bulls)

Market cheaper compared to last week.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings:

No. 1 Calves:

200-300 lb. Steers & bulls 189-255, Heifers 211-240

300-400 lb. Steers & bulls 170-225, Heifers 178-201

400-500 lb. Steers & bulls 185-210, Heifers 165-175

500-600 lb. Steers & bulls 174-185, Heifers 148-170

600-700 lb. Heifers 139-145

Stocker Cows:

Good cows and heifers: $975-$1,100

Medium cows and heifers: $825-$950

Packer Cows:

Higher dressing utility and cutters: 85-92

Lower dressing utility and cutters: 79-84

Lightweight canners: 70-78

Packer Bulls:

Heavyweight: 80-87

Utility & canners: 75-79

Lightweight canners: 70-74

Nixon

Date: 2-27-12

Cattle on Hand: 793;

Sheep or goats: 1

Steers:

200-300 lbs.:

208-218-250

300-400 lbs.:

186-196-240

400-500 lbs.:

181-191-222

500-600 lbs.:

167-177-195

600-700 lbs.:

148-158-166

700-800 lbs.:

150-154-155

Heifers:

200-300 lbs.:

192-202-238

300-400 lbs.:

168-178-224

400-500 lbs.:

164-174-195

500-600 lbs.:

154-164-190

600-700 lbs.:

139-149-159

700-800 lbs.:

148-158-170

Slaughter Cows: 55-92

Slaughter Bulls: 82-101

Stocker Cows: $850-$1,200

Sale every Monday, 10:30 a.m.

Seguin

Date: 2-29-12

Cattle-838; Hogs-176; Horses-11; Sheep & Goats-539

The stocker and feeder market was $2-$5 lower. The cattle were fleshier than previous weeks. Packer cows and bulls fully steady. Cow and calf pairs were $50-$100 higher.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1 Steers:

200-300 lb. 220-242

300-400 lb. 200-242

400-500 lb. 185-218

500-600 lb. 160-190

600-700 lb. 150-165

700-850 lb. 130-150

Medium & Large Frame No. 1

Heifers:

200-300 lb. 210-240

300-400 lb. 200-232

400-500 lb. 170-210

500-600 lb. 150-174

600-750 lb. 130-150

Cows:

Utility & Commercial: 90-100

Cutters: 80-92

Canners: 60-70

Palpated Cows (Young): $870-$1,125

Middle Aged: $780-$900

Cow & Calf Pairs: $900-$1,550

Bulls:

Heavy High Yielding: 100-105

Light & Low Yielding: 90-100

Feeder Bulls: 90-130

Horses:

Heavy Fat: $270-$360

Light Fat: $135-$160

Thin: $17.50-$35 hd.

Hogs:

#1 Butchers: 59-60

#2 Butchers: 55-56

Sows: 37-40

Boars: 5-25

Feeder Shoats: 60-70

Sheep & Goats:

Nannies (Young): $80-$130 hd.

Thin & Old Nannies: $50-$100 hd.

Kid Goats (fat): 180-250

Small & Thin: 170-240

Wethers: 110-200

Billies: 100-140

Pairs: $140-$200

Barb. Ewes (Young): $70-$80 hd.

Thin & Old: $50-$65 hd.

Barb. Lambs (Fat): 200-250

Small & Thin Lambs: 150-200

Barb. Bucks: $100-$350 hd.

Wooled Ewes: 70-85 cwt.

Wooled Bucks: 70-100

Lambs: 120-270
 

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