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BEEVILLE

Dec. 16

Cattle on hand: 715

Horses: 8

Sheep/goats: 22

Trends: Steers and heifers, steady/active.

Steers: (200-300) $131-$210; (300-400) $129-$195; (400-500) $120-$167; (500-600) $117-$150; (600-700) $85-$136; and (700-800) $75-$105.

Heifers: (200-300) $125-$190; (300-400) $123-$183; (400-500) $120-$149; (500-600) $113-$141; (600-700) $106-$125; and (700-800) $85-$95.

Slaughter cows: $25-$77; slaughter bulls, $50-$88; stocker cows, $45-$83; bred cows, $400-$870; pairs, $700-$1,000; horses, $50-$200.

No more sales until after Jan.1.

GONZALES

Dec. 17

Receipts: 815 cattle

Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to slightly higher. Packer cows sold steady.

Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1 (150-300) $205-$215; (300-400) $173-$210; (400-500) $160-$178; (500-600) $142-$158; (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) $127-$138; 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-$83; light weights and medium quality bulls, $66-$72. Stocker cows, $425-$900. Pairs, $725-$1,050.

Next sale will be Jan. 7.

KARNES CITY

Dec. 17

Cattle on hand: 324

Market was very strong and active.

Steers: (200-300) $168-$220; (300-400) $155-$200; (400-500) $142-$165; (500-600) $135-$155; (600-700) $120-$138; (700 and up) $100-$120.

Heifers: (200-300) $145-$185; (300-400) $140-$170; (400-500) $138-$160; (500-600) $135-$145; (600-700) $122-$128; (700 and up) $90-$105.

Stocker cows (per head): Bred cows $650-$950, Pairs $850-$1,050; Packer cows: No. 1 $65-$75, No. 2 $50-$62, and Bulls $80-$85.

Goats and other (per head): 245 on hand

Kid goats: (25-50) $60-$95; (50-100) $75-$135. Nannies: $85-$140. Billies: $100-$215. Sheep: $40-$80. Rams: $145-$250. Piglets: $40-$105. Barrows: $60-$65 (per pound). Gilts: $60-$68 (per pound). Sows: $54-$68 (per pound). Boars: $5-$12 (per pound).

Last sale of the year was Dec. 17.

NIXON

Dec. 19

Volume: 857; horses: 0; sheep and goats: 2.

Steers: (200-300) $163-$220; (300-400) $158-$205; (400-500) $148-$190; (500-600) $132-$165; (600-700) $117-$140; (700-800) $94-$119.

Heifers: (200-300) $144-$185; (300-400) $135-$195; (400-500) $126-$190; (500-600) $120-$148; (600-700) $111-$134; (700-800) $98-$115.

Slaughter cows: $53-$77; slaughter bulls, $67-$85; stocker cows, $510-$1,155; pairs, $700-$1,050.

Next sale will be Jan. 9.



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