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BEEVILLE

Dec. 9

Cattle on hand: 901

Horses: 6

Sheep/goats: 6

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $130-$200; (300-400) $122-$190; (400-500) $117-$173; (500-600) $109-$146; (600-700) $102-$136; and (700-800) $85-$95.

Heifers: (200-300) $123-$185; (300-400) $116-$191; (400-500) $115-$143; (500-600) $102-$135; (600-700) $96-$120; and (700-800) $90-$115.

Slaughter cows: $25-$70; slaughter bulls, $50-$75.50; stocker cows, $40-$76; bred cows, $450-$880; pairs, $610-$1,160; horses, $100-$460.

Last sale of the year will be Dec. 16.

CUERO

Dec. 16

Receipts: 1,535

Had 227 cows and 16 bulls. Bulls were much higher. Cows $1.50 higher.

Packer bulls: Heavy weights, $80-$94; lower grades, $65-$81.

Packer cows: Boning cows, $67-$76; cutters, $55-$72.50; few $48-$55; low yielding cutters, $42-$54; canners, $30-$47.

Dry cows: $39-$77; young: $63-$74; palpated, $65-$860; heifers: $79-$90.

The calf market was very active with some classes as much as $10 higher. All were at least as high as last week's increase in all prices.

Steer calves: (under 200) $199-$220; (200-250) $155-$211; (250-300) $179-9$208; (300-350) $150-$200; (400-450) $142-$189; (450-500) $145-$175; (500-600) $121-$170; (600-700) $121-$124.

Steers: (500-600) $121-$170. Bulls: $114-$164. Heifers (500-600) $118-$144.

Heifer Calves: (200-250) $137-$172; (250-300) $148-$170; (300-350) $148-$153; (350-400) $138-$161; (400-450) $142-$157; (450-500) $137-$151; (450-500) $137-$151; (500-600) $115-$123; (600-700 $108-$121.

EDNA

Dec. 12

Receipts: 1,261

Steers: (200-300) $150-$206; (300-400) $157-$201; (400-500) $141-$179; (500-600) $131-$159; (600-700) $119-$139; and (700 and up) $106-$127.

Heifers: (200-300) $135-$208; (300-400) $140-$194; (400-500) $127-$180; (500-600) $121-$137; (600-700) $110-$125; (700 and up) $94-$115.

Stockers cows: $530-$780; Stocker pairs $730-$900.

Packer cows: (600-800) $46-$61; and (800 and up) $62-$80. Packer bulls: (800 and up) $56-$90.

EL CAMPO

Dec. 13

Receipts: 1,608

Trend: Feeder steers and heifers were steady. Cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher.

Steers: (under 200) $156-$210; (200-300) $155-$200; (300-400) $159-$199; (400-500) $146-$185; (500-600) $141-$162.50; (over 600) $124-$141.

Heifers: (under 200) $145-$185; (200-300) $138-$178; (300-400) $138-$175; (400-500) $130-$147; (500-600) $123-$155; (over 600) $114-$123.

Slaughter cows: smooth fat, $60-$65; excessive fat, $58-$64; cutter, $66-$77; canner, $25-$45.

Slaughter bulls: high dressing, $75-$85; low dressing, $65-$75.

GONZALES

Dec. 10

Receipts: 1,488 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold to $6 higher. Packer cows sold steady to $2-$3 higher.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $165-$210; (300-400) $173-$205; (400-500) $154-$171; (500-600) $142-$154; (600-700) $136-$139; (700-800) $127-$131.

Bull yearlings: (700-900) $92-$111.

Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large No. 1 (150-300) $165-$178; (300-400) $154-$161; (400-500) $144-$149; (500-600) $124-$134; and (600-700) $119-$122.

Packer cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $44-$54; cutters, $58-$74; canners, $36-$41; and low yielding fat cows, $54-$66.

Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, good heavy bulls, $76-$85; light weights and medium quality bulls, $66-$72. Stocker cows, $425-$900. Pairs, $725-$1,050.

HALLETTSVILLE

Dec. 13

Cattle on Hand: 2,594

Week ago: 1,449

Compared to last week: Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold steady to $2 lower with instances $4 lower. Demand remains very good in all areas.

Packer cows and bulls sold $4 to $5 higher on about 460 head total.

Packer cows: Higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $60-$78.50; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $48-$60; light weight canner cows, $32-$48.

Packer bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $75-$88.50; utility and cutter bulls, $67-$75; light weight canner bulls, $59-$67.

Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer and bull calves, (150-200) $155-$205;(200-300)$155-$202.50: (300-400) $152-$195; (400-500) $146-$187.50; (500-600)$131-$165; (600-700) $126-$145;(700-800) $118-$131.

No. 1 Heifer calves: (150-200) $145-$185; (200-300) $138-$175;(300-400) $134-$162; (400-500) $128-$148;(500-600) $120-$141; (600-700) $115-$124; (700-800) $100-$117.

No. 2 and 3: Steer and bull calves, (200-300) $108-$154; (300-400) $106-$150; (400-500) $102-$145; (500-600) $100-$132; (600-700) $95-$125.

No. 2 and 3: Heifer calves, (200-300) $105-$137; (300-400) $102-$134; (400-500) $100-$126; (500-600) $94-$119; (600-700) $90-$115.

KARNES CITY

Dec. 10

Cattle on hand: 912

Market was very strong and active.

Steers: (200-300) $165-$205; (300-400) $154-$200; (400-500) $143-$172; (500-600) $132-$155; (600-700) $125-$150; (700 and up) $100-$120.

Heifers: (200-300) $145-$190; (300-400) $140-$165; (400-500) $130-$180; (500-600) $125-$180; (600-700) $110-$128; (700 and up) $90-$105.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $675-$950, Pairs $850-$1,050; Packer cows: No. 1 $65-$71, No. 2 $55-$65, and Bulls $78-$83.

Goats and other (per head): 182 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $65-$85; (50-100) $80-$135. Nannies: $75-$130. Billies: $125-$215. Sheep: $65-$150. Rams: $75-$125. Piglets: $40-$115. Barrows: $60-$65 (per pound). Gilts: $60-$68 (per pound). Sows: $50-$62 (per pound). Boars: $5-$12 (per pound).

Last sale of the year was Dec. 17.

KARNES COUNTY

Nov. 15

Cattle on hand: 850. Market strong compared to last week. 17 stocker and feeder calves and yearlings.

Cows: 230

Bulls: 17

No. 1 steer and bull calves: (200-300) $178-$222.50; (300-400) $164-$205; (400-500) $147-$180; (500-600) $133-$158; (600-700) $124-$134. No. 1 heifer calves - (200-300) $149-$200; (300-400) $132-$197.50; (400-500) $134-$170; (500-600) $117-$139; (600-700) $101-$126.

Stocker cows: Good cows and heifers, $860-$890; medium cows and heifers, $700-$790; medium cow/calf pairs, $750-$800.

Packer cows: higher dressing utility and cutter cows, $70-$77; lower dressing utility and cutter cows, $64-$69; light weight canner cows, $57-$62.

Packer bulls: heavyweight bulls, $80-$88.50; utility and canner bulls $75-$80; and lightweight canner bulls, $68-$74.

NIXON

Dec. 12

Volume: 1,744; cows: 379; bulls: 23; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 0.

Steers: (200-300) $151-$200; (300-400) $150-$195; (400-500) $142-$186; (500-600) $132-$163; (600-700) $126-$142; (700-800) $104-$127.

Heifers: (200-300) $131-$178; (300-400) $131-$178; (400-500) $122-$170; (500-600) $113-$142; (600-700) $106-$124; (700-800) $92-$116.

Slaughter cows: $47-$78; slaughter bulls, $60-$86; stocker cows, $665-$968; pairs, $550.

WHARTON

Dec. 14

Receipts: 1,441

Steers: (200-300) $155-$207; (300-400) $162-$203; (400-500) $142-$186; (500-600) $131-$160; (600-700) $122-$140; (700 and up) $97-$125.

Heifers: (200-300) $149-$205; (300-400) $141-$192; (400-500) $126-$160; (500-600) $121-$154; (600-700) $112-$121; (700 and up) $97-$118.

Stocker pairs: $770-$900; stocker cows, $410-$890.

Packer cows: (600-800) $46-$58; (800 and up) $59-$78; packer bulls, (800 and up) $56-$90.



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