Good Cattle Sale Wednesday

Lampasas Cattle Auction's sale numbers were way down on Wednesday, hampered by rain and muddy pastures. There were 210 head coming through the auction ring, way down from the 422 head last week and way down from the 375 head at the same time last year.

Compared to last week feeders were $12-$15/cwt higher and slaughter cows were $5-$6 higher. Bulls were steady to $5 higher.

               Steers                                   Heifers 

200-300 lbs      No Test       200 -300 lbs     No Test

300-400 lbs      No Test       300 - 400 lbs    No Test

400-500 lbs1.54-1.77/lb    400 - 500 lbs 1.41 – 1.51/lb

500-600 lbs1.40-1.59/lb    500 - 600 lbs 1.26 – 1.53/lb

600-700 lbs1.33-1.50/lb    600 - 700 lbs 1.18 – 1.34/lb

700-800 lbs1.24-1.35/lb    700 - 800 lbs 1.15 – 1.25/lb

Slaughter Cows                  Slaughter Bulls

Under 800 lbs .40 -.49/lb    1000 – 1300 lbs  No Test

800-1100 lbs   .50 - .71/lb    1300 – 2100 lbs .90-.99/lb

1100-1350 lbs .72 - .81/lb

There was no test on replacement cows but some aged cow/calf pairs brought $1, 260 to $1, 400/pair.