2008-10-28 / Agribusiness

Cattle Auction

The report from the Oct. 22 sale at Lampasas Cattle Auction follows.

Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 820, compared to last week at 640 and 828 last year. Compared to last week, feeder steers 400-600 lbs. $10 higher; over 600 lb. steady to firm. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs. $5 higher; over 500 lbs. unevenly steady to firm. Slaughter cows steady. Slaughter bulls $2-$3 higher.

Bulk supply medium and large frame 1-2, 300-700 lb. feeder steers and heifers. Slaughter cows made up 19 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent and feeders 79 percent.

Feeder steers: medium and large frame 1, 300-400 lb., $112-$122; 400-500 lb., $108-$119, few at $120; 500-600 lb., $99-$109; 600-700 lb., $83-$91, few $98-$100; 700-800 lb., $84.50-$87.

Medium and large frame 2, 300-400 lb., $97-$104; 400-500 lb., $95-$102, few $106-$109; 500-600 lb., $84-$92, individual at $97; 600-700 lb., $79-$85.

Medium and large frame 3: 400-500 lb., $81-$86; 500-600 lb., $77- $87; 600-700 lb., $75-$80; 700-800 lb., $75-$81.50.

Heifers: medium and large frame 1, 300-400 lb., $104-$110; 400-500 lb., $105-$111; 500-600 lb., $90-$100; 600-700 lb., $76.50-$83.75.

Medium and large frame 2, 300-400 lb., $85-$90; 400-500 lb., $105- $111; 500-600 lb., $80-$86.50.

Slaughter cows: boners, 80-85 percent lean, 1,200-1,600 lb., average dressing, $43.25-$47, high dressing, $48-$50.50; boners, 80-85 percent lean, 1,000-1,200 lb., average dressing, $43-$46, high dressing, $47- $49.50, low dressing, $43.25; lean 85-90 percent lean, 1,200-1,600 lb. average dressing, $46.50, high dressing, $47.50, low dressing, $37-$40; lean, 85-90 percent lean, 1,000-1,200 lbs., average dressing, $46.50; lean, 85-90 percent lean, 800-1,000 lb., high dressing, $38-$42; high dressing, $42.75; low dressing, $32.75-$37.50; lean, 85-90 percent lean.

Return to top

Poll

What should the county do about courthouse security?