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Livestock Weekly
November 5, 2009
Army Campsite From Late 1800s
Important To Panhandle History
By David Bowser
PAMPA, Texas — On the
eastern edge of Gray County
is an often overlooked but crucial campsite that played a key
role in the settlement of the
Texas Panhandle.
Gerald Wright, a retired
Gray County commissioner,
has long had a personal interest in the campsite and the Red
River Indian War that preceded
its establishment.
His great-uncle Johnny Long
was in the cavalry and came to
this part of the Texas Panhandle during the Red River
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“He stayed on in the military
at Fort Elliott,” Wright says.
“He later went on the campaigns up in Montana.”
He served here and in Montana under General Nelson A.
Miles.
“What family history we
know of Johnny,” Wright says,
“he joined the military when he
was 16 or 17.”
Soon after he enlisted, he
was sent out here.
“He was a teamster,” Wright
says. “He drove a wagon for
the Army.”
Originally he was raised in
Pennsylvania.
“He was looking for adventure,” Wright says. “He found
his share of it.”
But what fascinated Wright
was the establishment of Camp
Cantonment.
“The Red River War of
1874’s main objective was to
remove the Plains Indians from
the Texas Panhandle and place
them on reservations over in
Oklahoma.
“This would open up the
buffalo hunting for the Panhandle, where the hunters and
the large hide companies were
willing to come and hunt the
last of the remaining buffalo,”
Wright says.
The government also hoped
that this would lead to settlement of the area.
“They hoped that someday
there would be some type of
settlement in the Panhandle,”
he says. “Of course, the Red
River War was successful and
the Indians were removed to
the reservations in Oklahoma.”
But once the Indians were
placed on the reservations, the
government didn’t fulfill all of
the promises it had made.
“They were promised a lot
of things that the government
didn’t follow through with,”
Wright says. “One of the main
things was to provide food and
clothing and shelter for the Indians that were removed from
their homeland.”
Because the food, clothing
and shelter weren’t always adequate, “The Indians that were
placed on the reservations had
a tendency to come back to
their homelands for hunting
purposes,” Wright says. “The
government knew that they
weren’t providing the Indians
with the proper food and provisions, so they issued the
Plains Indians that they had
removed from the Panhandle
rifles to hunt with.”
The Indians were only supposed to hunt in certain regions
of the reservations, but the
tribes continued to leave the
reservations in Oklahoma and
come into the Texas Panhandle.
“They would cause trouble
with the buffalo hunters.”
The government was concerned about the future development of the Panhandle with
the Indians being able to come
back into the region and hunt,
he says.
Consequently, the federal
government decided to establish a permanent military post
in the Panhandle to keep the
Indians in Oklahoma.
“The reason being to keep
the Indians in check and to
make sure that when they came
to the Panhandle, they would
be taken back to the reservation,” Wright says.
Also, the government expected that after the buffalo
hunters had completed their
job of hunting the buffalo out
of the Panhandle, there would
be some type of settlement that
would encourage farmers and
ranchers to come to the region
to settle and form towns and
communities.
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government was looking into
the future and hoping that by
the establishment of a permanent military post in the Panhandle, it would encourage
settlement.”
Wright says the plan achieved
its intended purpose over a
period of time.
“We know what happened,”
he says. “It eventually did that.”
During the Red River War,
an Army officer, Lt. Col.
George Buell, a Union officer
from the Civil War, went on to
serve on the frontier.
“Most of the guys that
served in the Indian wars out
here had formerly been in the
Union Army in the Civil War,”
Wright notes.
During the Red River War,
Buell had found a good campsite on a tributary that fed the
North Fork of the Red River.
“When the government decided to put a permanent military post in the Panhandle,”
Wright says, “Buell recommended that this site would be
a good place.”
On Feb. 3, 1875, Camp Cantonment was established on
Cantonment Creek in what is
now Gray County.
“When the camp was established, there were 422 officers
and men of the Fifth Infantry
and Sixth Cavalry sent to the
Panhandle,” Wright says.
Most people overlook the
infantry in this part of the
county in favor of the cavalry,
but Wright points out that a
number of infantry units served
in the Panhandle.
The combined infantry and
cavalry units were under the
command of Major James
Biddle.
“Major Biddle was the commander of Camp Cantonment.”
After the troops established
their presence in the Texas
Panhandle and were here for
about five months, Wright says
the government moved the
troops to the east a few miles.
“The government decided
that it really wasn’t the best
location for a permanent military post,” Wright explains.
After some investigation of
the rest of the Panhandle, he
says, the government decided
that the best place for a permanent military post would be on
Sweetwater Creek further to
the east.
The combined infantry and
cavalry units were at Camp
Cantonment for about five
months. Then they moved over
to Sweetwater Creek in what
is now Wheeler County. Camp
Cantonment was moved to
Sweetwater Creek on June 5,
1875.
“They first started out calling it the Cantonment on the
Sweetwater,” Wright says.
It later became known as
Fort Elliott, named for an Army
officer, Joel Elliott, killed
nearby in 1868, in a raid on the
winter quarters of Cheyenne
Chief Black Kettle.
That raid, led by George
Armstrong Custer, is known as
the Battle of the Washita.
Maj. H.C. Bankhead relieved Maj. Biddle’s unit with
263 men of the Fourth Cavalry
and the 19th Infantry at the new
site in June 1875.
In July the new site was
named Fort Elliott.
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Wright has worked on a
number of projects in the area,
particularly projects that revolved around the Red River
War.
“This was one of them that
we were hoping to locate,” he
says.
Wright’s plan was to find the
site and recover any artifacts
for the White Deer Land Museum in Pampa.
“We knew it was on Cantonment Creek,” Wright says.
He says he knew it was on a
particular ranch southeast of
Pampa.
Locating the site turned out
to be easier than Wright had
expected. The family who
owned the ranch that included
Camp Cantonment knew where it
was, but had been reluctant to
share the site publicly, fearing
it would be ransacked.
“If wasn’t that we went out
and found an unknown site,”
he says.
The Lefors, a prominent
family in the Pampa area, had
owned the ranch at one time
before selling it to the current
owner.
“A lot of the history of that
area was passed on,” Wright
says. “There wasn’t any second
guessing as to where the site
was.”
The family who owned the
ranch, however, might not have
known the significance of the
camp, he says.
Wright was able to give the
ranch family assurances that
the site would be methodically
surveyed and any relics would
be catalogued and given to the
local museum.
“They knew the history,”
Wright says. “They knew the
camp was there.”
After gaining permission,
Wright and a friend, Walt West,
both of Pampa, started surveying the site and cataloging the
artifacts that remained.
Starting in 1990, the two
men worked on the project part
time when they could over a
number of years. Eventually,
friends Richard Mackie, Kelly
Baker and Alvin Lynn joined
the two men to finish the
project several years later.
Wright says a number of artifacts from the site are on display at the White Deer Land
Museum, but by no means all
of what Wright and his volunteer crew found.
“The importance of Camp
Cantonment, and later Fort
Elliott, is that it achieved what
the government had set out for
it to do,” Wright says. “That
was to let the buffalo hunters
hunt the buffalo in the Panhandle without being disturbed
by the Indians, and also for
settlements.”
In 1875, the year Camp Cantonment was established, the
town of Mobeetie was also established.
In 1876, the following year,
the town of Tascosa was
founded in the western Texas
Panhandle.
The community of Clarendon was established in 1878,
south of what was then Fort
Elliott.
Camp Cantonment in Gray
County was the forerunner of
the settlement of the Panhandle.
“It kept the Indians on the
reservation in Oklahoma,”
Wright explains. “It also
served a number of years, not
only for military justice, but
also for civilian justice until
towns and counties were established. It served as the center
of law enforcement for the
Panhandle until civilians could
take it over.”
It played an important part
in the settlement of the Panhandle, Wright says.
Fort Elliott was there from
1875 until 1890, when the government decided it was no
longer of any benefit.
“If it hadn’t been for the establishment of Fort Elliott,”
Wright says, “the Panhandle
would have been much later in
being developed.”
Even at that, Wright says, the
Panhandle is several hundred
years behind the rest of the
state as far as being established.
“When you compare the
Panhandle to other parts of
Texas, we’re quite a bit
younger.”
The first farmers and ranchers showed up in the Panhandle
because of Fort Elliott, he says.
“They no longer feared the
Indians. It was a wide open
country.”
As Wright and West explored the Camp Cantonment
campsite, a picture of life there
began to take shape.
“By the artifacts that were
found,” Wright says, “we were
able to determine a number of
things about the camp.”
He says he and West could
find little information about
Camp Cantonment.
“We did find some information of a private that was stationed at Camp Cantonment.”
The private’s letters described how the camp was laid
out.
“When we investigated the
camp,” Wright says, “we found
where the tents had been
placed.”
According to the information that Wright and West had
at the time, it was well arranged
and well kept.
“The tents were laid out in
straight rows,” Wright notes.
“We found where the tents had
been placed.”
Apparently, when the Army
decided to move, the soldiers
simply cut the ropes to the
stakes and took the tents to the
new location. They apparently
left the stakes behind.
“A lot of the stakes had been
in the ground awhile,” Wright
says.
“We were able to find the
tent stakes, and find where they
had set the tents up.”
There may have been some
permanent buildings.
“We believe that there were
several cabins constructed for
the officers,” Wright says. “It’s
our understanding there were
several structures. How many,
we don’t know.”
There was also a Lee and
Reynolds Mercantile. Lee and
Reynolds established several
mercantile stores in the Panhandle at different times.
“We found where it had
been.”
Most of the artifacts Wright
and West found were shell casings.
“We found the firing range,
we found where the horses had
been grazed.”
They found grazing stakes
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that had been left behind.
“The largest amount of anything anyone finds at a military
establishment is cartridges,”
Wright says. “There were a tremendous amount of cartridges.”
He says the troops out of
Fort Elliott continued to use
Camp Cantonment as an overnight base when they were on
patrol along the North Fork of
the Red River.
“It’s in a valley,” Wright says
of the Camp Cantonment site.
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Army Campsite
Continued From Page 17
The valley overlooks West
Cantonment Creek.
“There was an ample supply
of water,” Wright says.
“Mixed in with the original
artifacts from 1875,” Wright
says, “were also artifacts from
1875 to 1890.”
There were military items
that were either lost or left behind.
After Custer’s defeat at the
Little Bighorn in Montana in
1876, Wright says, the government started requiring contractors
to go back to the brass cartridge.
They also started stamping the
date the cartridge was made.
“That helped us a lot to determine that it was continuously used, as a number of the
cartridges are dated.”
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“We also found some wine
The Army was using copper bottles and, of course, beer
shells during the Red River bottles and whiskey bottles,”
War because of economy; cop- Wright says.
per was much cheaper than In excavations at other
brass.
campsites in the Panhandle
Regarding the cartridges from the era, Wright says, they
they found, Wright says, “Some had found glass bottles from
of them were loaded, but most Ireland that had held fresh waof them had been fired.”
ter, but he says they didn’t find
The next largest group of any at Camp Cantonment.
relics Wright and his group “But some of the other
found consisted of horseshoes places that we’ve looked, we
and mule shoes.
found several. At the Lee and
“There was a tremendous Reynolds Store, these items
amount of those.”
were available.”
They found military buttons, Lee and Reynolds also sold
suspender buckles and metal such things as pocket knives,
fittings from the tack. There which the military didn’t prowere also a number of bottles. vide.
“One of the most interesting “We found a number of
things that we found was where pocket knives that had been
they had their campfires and lost,” Wright says. “We also
several mushroom cans.”
found a lot of military buttons.”
They were fairly large and “There were all types of
had brass labels. They had military relics that were left
behind,” Wright says.
When a military post closed,
Wright says, the military would
usually take the supplies and
equipment to another military
post.
“Mostly what was left,” he
says, “were the structures at the
post. It’s my understanding,
and I’ve confirmed it on several different occasions, that
when Fort Elliott was closed,
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“Some of the buildings were
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Johnny Long, Wright’s
great-uncle, was stationed at
Fort Elliott.
“When Fort Elliott was
closed,” Wright says, “my
great-uncle bought the original
flagpole from the fort.”
At the time, he was a businessman and had several businesses in Mobeetie.
“For a number of years,”
Wright says, “the flagpole was
in front of his general store.”
When he got out of the business, Long donated the flagpole to the Mobeetie school.
“Later, the Mobeetie school
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Wright’s great-uncle had
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dollars from the government.
“One story just runs into another,” Wright says. “It’s all
connected.”
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apps are available. A two yearold company called Zynga now
has more than $100 million in revenue. How do they make any
money? They create games, and
apparently the goofier they are,
the more popular.
What blew my mind was that
one of the most popular games
is called FarmVille. The company had been very successful
creating games played on cell
phones and were looking for a
follow-up to a successful poker
game. In a brain-storming session, one of the employees suggested a farming game where
the players could grow digital
crops and sell them to make
virtual money. Four months
later there were 60 million
people playing the game. I had
no idea that there were that
many people who even knew
what a farm was, especially
young people who play with
their cell phones all day long.
Zynga doesn’t sell the app,
but they do sell digital crops,
cattle and farmland. For example, corn seed goes for 10;
and cows run 20 each. I have
no idea how much land, cattle
and corn someone would buy,
but it adds up for Zynga. If
every one of the 60 million
buys five dollars worth, you
can do the math.
As of now, apps have generated more than $720 million and
the market is predicted to be over
$2 billion by 2012. A lot of apps
are serious business tools that are
sold. Salesforce.com’s programs
let executives manage customer
relationships from an iPhone or
Blackberry. Oracle has apps to
manage your inventory or get
a snapshot of a business unit’s
performance. A lot of other
business applications that you run
on your business computer are
now available on your microcomputer called a cell phone.
The future revenue predictions are based on finding
games for which people pay
small amounts as they play.
FarmVille has 30 employees
managing the game. Users get
a virtual plot of land to farm.
They grow crops and earn currency that they can use to buy
more seed, animals and tools
like tractors. They are logged
into Facebook and can compete with their friends or coworkers for farming bragging
rights. There are 20 times more
people playing FarmVille than
there are farms in the U.S.
Another company sells a
game called F.A.S.T that lets
you engage in aerial combat on
your phone, so there is something for everyone. There are
also thousands of app developers who are making nothing, so
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Dalhart Light Feeder
Steer Prices Steady
DALHART — (TDA-Oct.
29) — Feeder steers under 600
pounds were steady, over 600
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heifers 300-400 pounds $2-4
higher, over 600 pounds steady,
slaughter cows and bulls weak to
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400 pounds $109-112, 400500 pounds $104-108, 500600 pounds $87.50-92, calves
600-700 pounds $85-86, 700800 pounds $83.50-85.50.
Heifers: medium and large
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November 5, 2009 rains across much of the state
have also helped generate forb
production, adding to the availability of native food sources
for deer.
“It’s been at least three years
since ground moisture has been
AUSTIN — An early and general deer season, which this good at this time of year,”
said Mike Krueger, TPWD disabundant acorn crop, com- opens November 7.
trict wildlife biologist in
bined with new growth of na- Reports from Texas Parks Kerrville. “It looks like springtive vegetation, may force and Wildlife Department field time in the Edwards Plateau at
Texas deer hunters to stray biologists indicate above aver- this time.”
from supplemental food age mast crop production and Krueger noted that warmsources during the 2009-2010 an early acorn drop. Recent season plants have put on a final burst of growth and flowers and there is a flush of early
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The only consolation is that
bucks are becoming more active due to the onset of the rut
in the hill country, so they’ll be
moving around as they typically do during the rut, regardless of the condition of the
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Though range conditions are
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Edwards Plateau region, or
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is also no better than average.
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South Texas are battling through
an extended stress period that
started with last year’s rut, according to biologists.
“Last season the rut was later
and more spread out than normal, and this did not fare well
for mature deer,” said Daniel
Kunz, TPWD biologist in
Alice. “By the first of February, bucks were extremely
drawn down and numerous reports of early antler shedding
were occurring, an indication
that bucks could be in poor
shape. This will likely affect
antler quality.”
Hunters should expect a reasonable number of two and a
half year-old bucks and five
and a half to seven and a half
year-old bucks, as 2002-2004
and 2007 were good fawn production years resulting in good
carryover, added TPWD biologist Dustin Windsor in Cotulla.
“Everything’s greened up
and deer aren’t coming to feeders as readily because there’s
so much forage out there,” said
Alan Cain, TPWD district
wildlife biologist for South
Texas. “That might affect hunting success early in the fall, but
deer will still be there.”
Surprisingly, according to
Cain, some of the helicopter
surveys in the brush country
are showing decent body conditions on bucks and does.
Some places have some pretty
good deer despite drouth conditions. Fawn crops are looking pretty pitiful this year.
One region of the state that
is entering the fall hunting season in prime condition is the
Panhandle, according to Calvin Richardson, TPWD district
biologist in Amarillo.
“The Panhandle deer herds,
both mule and whitetail, are in
great condition and should go
into the fall in great shape,”
said Richardson. “With harvest
being down last year, we
should have some older aged
bucks carry over into this
year’s season. My guess is that
both mule deer and whitetails
are not going to have to move
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Deer hunters in 52 counties
this season will be joining
those in 61 existing counties
having buck antler restrictions.
Legal bucks in those counties
are those with at least one unbranched antler (e.g., spikes
and three-pointers) or having
an inside spread of at least 13
inches.
Newly affected counties include Anderson, Angelina, Archer, Atascosa, Brazos, Brown,
Chambers, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Falls, Freestone,
Grayson, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hunt,
Jack, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson,
Kaufman, Liberty, Limestone,
Madison, McLennan, Milam,
Mills, Montague, Montgomery,
Navarro, Newton, Orange, Palo
Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson,
San Jacinto, Smith, Stephens,
Tarrant, Trinity, Tyler, Van
Zandt, Walker, Wichita, Wise,
and Young.
According to Clayton Wolf,
TPWD big game program director, the antler restrictions
have significantly improved
age structure while maintaining ample hunting opportunity,
based on data to date in the 61
counties where the rule is currently in effect.
Hunters should also note that
whitetail bag limits have
changed in several counties
across the state. Hunters are
advised to check the county
listings in the 2009-2010 Outdoor Annual of hunting and
fishing regulations for the
county hunted.
The department got overwhelming support to increase
whitetail bag limits in several
areas of the state with growing
deer numbers or populations
sufficient to support additional
hunting opportunity. The department is increasing the bag
limit in most Cross Timbers
and Prairies and eastern Rolling Plains counties from three
deer (no more than one buck,
no more than two antlerless) or
four deer (no more than two
bucks and no more than two
antlerless) to five deer (no
more than two bucks). Counties affected include Archer,
Baylor, Bell (West of IH35),
Bosque, Callahan, Clay, Coryell,
Hamilton, Haskell, Hill, Jack,
Jones, Knox, Lampasas, McLennan, Palo Pinto, Shackelford,
Somervell, Stephens, Taylor,
Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson (west of
IH35), and Young.
In addition, the department
is increasing the bag limit from
four deer to five deer in Pecos,
Terrell, and Upton counties.
Whitetailed deer densities
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throughout the eastern TransPecos are similar to densities
on the Edwards Plateau, where
current rules allow the harvest
of up to five antlerless deer.
Another change increases
the bag limit from three deer
to five deer (no more than one
buck) in selected counties in
the western Rolling Plains.
Counties affected include
Armstrong, Borden, Briscoe,
Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd,
Foard, Garza, Gray, Hall, Hardeman, Hemphill, Hutchinson,
Kent, King, Lipscomb, Motley,
Ochiltree, Roberts, Scurry,
Stonewall, and Wheeler.
The department also opened whitetail hunting in Dawson, Deaf Smith, and Martin
counties (three deer, no more
than one buck, no more than
two antlerless).
Areas of the state having sufficient antlerless deer populations to warrant additional
hunting opportunity are getting
more doe days this fall. The
department is increasing antlerless deer hunting in the following areas:
— from 16 days to full-season either-sex in Dallam, Denton, Hartley, Moore, Oldham,
Potter, Sherman and Tarrant
counties;
— from 30 days to full-season either-sex in Cooke,
Hardeman, Hill, Johnson,
Wichita, and Wilbarger counties;
— from four days to 16 days
in Bowie and Rusk counties;
— from four days to 30 days
in Cherokee and Houston
counties;
— from no doe days to four
doe days in Anderson,
Henderson, Hunt, Leon, Rains,
Smith, and Van Zandt counties.
The department is also expanding the late antlerless and
spike season into additional
counties. Counties affected include Archer, Armstrong,
Baylor, Bell (West of IH35),
Borden, Bosque, Briscoe, Callahan, Carson, Childress, Clay,
Collingsworth, Comanche,
Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Denton, Dickens, Donley,
Eastland, Erath, Fisher, Floyd,
Foard, Garza, Gray, Hall, Hamilton, Hardeman, Haskell, Hemphill, Hill, Hood, Hutchinson,
Jack, Johnson, Jones, Kent,
King, Knox, Lampasas, Lipscomb, McLennan, Montague,
Motley, Ochiltree, Palo Pinto,
Parker, Pecos, Roberts, Scurry,
Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Stonewall, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Throckmorton,
Upton, Wheeler, Wichita,
Wilbarger, Williamson (West
of IH35), Wise, and Young. In
Pecos, Terrell, and Upton
counties, the season would replace the current muzzleloader-only open season.
In East Texas, the department is establishing a special
muzzleloader season in additional counties, lengthening the
existing muzzleloader season
by five days to be equivalent
in length with the special
antlerless and spike buck seasons in other counties, and altering the current muzzleloader
bag composition to allow the
harvest of any buck (not just
spike bucks) and antlerless
deer without permits if the
county has “doe days” during
the general season.
New counties affected include Austin, Bastrop, Bowie,
Brazoria, Caldwell, Camp,
Cass, Cherokee, Colorado, De
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Goliad (North of HWY 59),
Goliad (South of HWY 59),
Gonzales, Gregg, Guadalupe,
Harrison, Houston, Jackson
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Lavaca, Lee, Marion, Matagorda, Morris, Nacogdoches,
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Victoria (North of HWY 59),
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Waller, Washington, Wharton
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The department is also adding one additional weekend
and 10 additional weekdays in
January to the current youthonly season.
And the department has established a one buck only,
antlerless by permit, nine-day
mule deer season for Parmer
County, the first ever deer season for that county.
The season concludes in the
North Zone on January 3 and
in the South Zone January 17.
replacement cows and cowcalf pairs steady to firm. Receipts totaled 2656 head.
Steers: medium and large
No. 1 300-400 pounds $116-123,
400-500 pounds $101-111, 500600 pounds $89-99, 600-700
pounds $85-95, 700-800 pounds
$83.50-89, 800-900 pounds $80;
medium and large No. 2 200-300
pounds $113-122, 300-400
pounds $105-115, 400-500
pounds $93-103, 500-600 pounds
$85-95, 600-700 pounds $82-89,
700-800 pounds $78.50-88, 800900 pounds $76.50-85.
Heifers: medium and large
No. 1 300-400 pounds $98-107,
400-500 pounds $86-96, 500-600
pounds $80-90, 600-700 pounds
$80-90, 700-800 pounds $85;
medium and large No. 2 200-300
pounds $92-101, 300-400 pounds
$90-100, 400-500 pounds $8191, 500-600 pounds $79-87, 600700 pounds $75-85, 700-800
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pounds $75-82.50, 800-900
pounds $72-76.
Slaughter cows: breakers
1200-1600 pounds $40-44.50,
boners 1000-1600 pounds
$38.50-44.50, lean 800-1600
pounds $34.50-41.50, lean under 800 pounds $30; bulls,
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ATHENS — (TDA-Oct. 30)
— Feeder steers were $2-4
higher, heifers $2-3 higher,
slaughter cows $2-3 lower,
slaughter bulls steady. Receipts
totaled 1085 head.
Steers: medium and large
No. 1 300-400 pounds $115120, 400-500 pounds $109112.50, 500-600 pounds $95104, calves 600-700 pounds
$87-90, 700-800 pounds $8587; medium and large No. 2
300-400 pounds $104-110,
November 5, 2009 $25-33, lean under 800 pounds
$27.50-36.50; bulls, yield
400-500 pounds $101-107, grade 1-2 1300-2100 pounds
500-600 pounds $85-93, $50-55.50, low dressing 1000calves 600-700 pounds $80- 1300 pounds $42.50-49.50.
85, 700-800 pounds $79-80.
Replacement cows: medium
Heifers: medium and large and large No. 1-2 young cows
No. 1 300-400 pounds $98- 800-1020 pounds 2-4 months
103, 400-500 pounds $91-97, bred $55-67 cwt., middleaged
500-600 pounds $84-87; me- cows 860-1195 pounds 2-8
dium and large No. 2 300-400 months
bred
$36-71,
pounds $89-95, 400-500 pounds middleaged cows 1215-1600
$84-90, 500-600 pounds $78- pounds 2-7 months bred
83, calves 600-700 pounds $32.50-53, aged cows 8301200 pounds 3-7 months bred
$75-80.
Slaughter cows: boners $30-36; cow-calf pairs, me1000-1600 pounds $37.50- dium and large No. 1-2 mid43.50, lean 800-1600 pounds dleaged cows 850-1200 pounds
$32.50-37.50, low dressing with calves 100-350 pounds
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slaughter bulls $2 lower. Receipts totaled 2278 head.
Steers: medium and large
No. 1 300-400 pounds $105117.50, 400-500 pounds $102112, 500-600 pounds $84-93,
600-700 pounds $83-92, 700-800
pounds $79-82, few 800-900
pounds $79-82; medium and large
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pounds $89-96, 600-700 pounds
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Heifers: medium and large
No. 1 few 400 pounds $96-98,
400-500 pounds $91-98, 500600 pounds $79-88; medium
and large No. 2 200-300
pounds $103, 300-400 pounds
$90-98, 400-500 pounds $8493, 500-600 pounds $88-90,
600-700 pounds $75-86, few
700-800 pounds $74-75.
Slaughter cows: breakers
1000-1600 pounds $40-44.50,
low dressing $33-39.50, boners 1000-1600 pounds $40-47,
high dressing $48, low dressing $38-39, lean 800-1600
pounds $39-42.50, low dressing $32-39; bulls, yield grade
1-2 1242-1750 pounds $49-53,
low dressing 1085-1455
pounds $42-48.
Replacement cows: medium
and large No. 1-2 young to
middleaged cows 805-1215
pounds 3-8 months bred $400650 per head, middleaged to
aged cows 705-1230 pounds 37 months bred $39-53 cwt.;
cow-calf pairs, medium and
large No. 1-2 young to middleaged cows 985-1100 pounds
with calves 100-200 pounds
$600-850 per pair.
Most Lampasas Feeder
Steers $2-3 Higher
pounds $87-97, 600-700
pounds $78.50-87.
Heifers: medium and large
No. 1 300-400 pounds $103-109,
400-500 pounds $89-98, 500-600
pounds $83-91, 600-700 pounds
$79.50-88.50, 700-800 pounds
$71-77.50; medium and large No.
2 300-400 pounds $93-98, 400500 pounds $81.50-89, 500-600
pounds $74-81.50.
Slaughter cows: breakers
1200-1600 pounds $37-38.50,
boners 1000-1600 pounds
$30-37, high dressing $40-43,
lean 800-1600 pounds $37-39,
high dressing $30, low dressing
$29, lean under 800 pounds low
dressing $21-25; bulls, yield grade
1-2 1105-2045 pounds $55-56.75,
low dressing 920 pounds $43.
Replacement cows: medium
and large No. 1-2 young to
middleaged cows 910-1145
pounds 5-6 months bred $600760 per head; cow-calf pairs,
medium and large No. 1-2
young to middleaged cows 900
pounds with calves 300 pounds
$830 per pair, aged cows 915
pounds with calves 200 pounds
$535.
DeQuincy Meat Goat
Prices Called Higher
DEQUINCY, La. —(Oct.
31)— Most represented meat
goat classes were termed
higher on receipts of 224 head.
Kids: 20-40 pounds $35-45
per head, 40-70 pounds $4065, 70 pounds and up $65-90.
Nannies: thin $30-40 per
head, medium $35-50, fleshy
$40-75, stockers $60-85; billies $85-150.
LAMPASAS —(TDA-Oct.
28)— Feeder steers were $2-3
higher, instances $5 higher,
heifers steady to firm, slaughter cows $2-3 lower, slaughter
bulls $4 lower on a limited test.
Receipts totaled 639 head.
Steers: medium and large
No. 1 300-400 pounds $120- Hamilton Kid Goat
129, 400-500 pounds $105115, 500-600 pounds $95-105, Prices $10 Higher
600-700 pounds $88-97; me- HAMILTON — Kid goats
dium and large No. 2 300-400 were $10 higher Monday, nanpounds $105-112, 400-500 nies $5 higher, wool lambs $15
pounds $94-101.50, 500-600 higher, Barbado lambs $15
higher, Dorper lambs $10
higher, ewes steady. Sheep and
goat receipts totaled 1755
head.
Stocker and feeder steers
were steady Tuesday, stocker
heifers steady, feeder heifers
$1-2 lower, packer cows and
bulls steady, bred cows and
pairs steady. Cattle receipts
totaled 434 head.
Sheep: wool lambs 40-60
pounds $100-120, 60-80 pounds
$100-115, 80-100 pounds $90110, 100 pounds and up $80-110;
Dorper lambs 40-60 pounds
$110-130, 60-80 pounds $100120, 80-100 pounds $100-120,
100 pounds and up $100-115;
slaughter ewes $40-60; Barbado
ewes $20-50 per head, lambs
$100-125 cwt; Dorper and Dorper cross ewes $45-90 per head,
lambs $100-130 cwt., bucks
$100-200 per head.
Goats: slaughter kids 20-40
pounds $115-135, 40-70 pounds
$110-140, 70 pounds and up
$100-130; Boer and Boer cross
nanny kids 20-70 pounds $115135; slaughter nannies, thin $3040 per head, medium $40-60,
fleshy $50-80; Boer and Boer
cross replacement nannies, medium quality $40-60 per head;
Spanish, Boer and Boer cross billies, slaughter $75-100 cwt.,
breeding $150-250 per head.
Steers: No. 1 200-300 pounds
$110-125, 300-400 pounds $105116, 400-500 pounds $100-116,
500-600 pounds $95-106, 600700 pounds $90-94, 700 pounds
and up $85-90.
Heifers: 200-300 pounds
$100-115, 300-400 pounds
$88-104, 400-500 pounds $8398, 500-600 pounds $80-86,
600-700 pounds $78-85, 700
pounds and up $75-77.50.
Slaughter cows: high yielding $40-45, low yielding $3539, shelly $30-35; bulls, high
yielding $53-58, low yielding
$47.50-52.
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Livestock Weekly
November 5, 2009 ing a fence to contain the cows
behind his family’s livestock
sale barn. Before he and his
helpers could stop them, an
agile mother cow and her calf
slipped passed them and out
into the open coastal field.
They took two vehicles to
find the strays, Kobi, one of his
buddies, driving his truck and
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They drove around about 20
minutes, wondering how they
could’ve lost the cow and calf
in such a wide-open space.
Country boys tend to turn and mending fences. And that They drove through a gap in
into men a little early. Instead is after a full day of school and the fence and down a hill toward a tank. There they found
of spending their afternoons ball practice.
loafing at the mall or playing Trying to round up a stray the mama cow and her baby
games at an arcade, they are cow and calf got the best of one wading in the cool water.
feeding and tending to live- country boy, Colt, a teenage They tried to ease up to her
stock, cutting and baling hay, boy at my school. He was build- gently, but when she saw them,
she wheeled around and
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buddies had anticipated their
need and had saddled their
horses. When Kobi and Colt
encountered the rogue cow
again, she saw them and ran.
They spurred their horses
through the brush, trying to
keep an eye on them and lead
them into an area big enough
to throw a rope. Still running
full tilt, the cow and calf skipped over another fence and into
the next pasture, full of bellydeep Johnson grass.
When they finally had the
chance, Kobi threw a loop toward the cow and missed.
Colt’s loop was nearly perfect,
and as he leaned forward, anticipating the capture, the calf
came out of nowhere. When it
did, it ran right in front of
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to change direction. He crashed to the ground, sending Colt
sprawling in the tall grass.
When he had a moment to regroup, he got to his feet and
stood next to his trembling
horse. However, when he tried
to take a step, he collapsed. He
looked down and his left leg
was draped across his body at
a weird angle.
He took off his big black
cowboy hat and started waving it wildly, trying to catch
Kobi’s attention so he and the
cow wouldn’t run over him in
the high grass. He heard feet
stomping the hard earth coming dangerously close to where
he lay, unable to move. He sat
up in time to see the cow and
Kobi headed straight for him.
He yelled for help, and Kobi
dropped the rope and rode up
to check on his buddy.
When he saw the shape Colt
was in, his face blanched and
he mumbled, “Don’t go away,
I’m going to get help.” Colt
only wished he could go somewhere!
When he woke up several
hours later in the hospital, he
was surrounded by his family
and friends and sported a 10inch titanium rod in his left femur. A year has passed since
that cowboy wreck, and young
Colt’s leg will never be the
same. The doctors said he will
soon develop arthritis in his hip
and leg.
Always cheerful and optimistic, he says he has no regrets. He has learned at the tender age of 17 to appreciate the
small pleasures and victories in
life. He considers this perspective a blessing. Only a country
kid could reach that kind of
maturity at that age. Some
adults never get there.
Milano Feeder Cattle
Prices Termed Steady
MILANO — (TDA-Nov. 3)
— Feeder steers and heifers
were steady, slaughter cows
and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1439 head.
Steers: medium and large
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2 few 240-300 pounds $125132.50, 300-400 pounds $111120, 400-500 pounds $105-115,
500-600 pounds $95-105, few
600-700 pounds $89-94.
Heifers: medium and large
No. 1 few 300-400 pounds
$102.50-110, few 400-500
pounds $93-95, few 540-600
pounds $89-91; medium and large
No. 2 300-400 pounds $95-105,
400-500 pounds $87-91, 500600 pounds $83-90, 600-700
pounds $81-84.
Slaughter cows: breakers
1000-1600 pounds $41.5044.50, high dressing $45.50,
low dressing $40.50, boners
1000-1600 pounds $41.50-44,
low dressing $37-39.50, lean
800-1600 pounds $41-43, low
dressing $35-40.50; bulls,
yield grade 1-2 1360-1935
pounds $50-56.50, low dressing 1265-1580 pounds $43.5048.50.
Industry Feeder Steer,
Heifer Prices Steady
INDUSTRY — (TDA-Nov.
3) — Feeder steers and heifers
were steady to instances $1-3
lower, slaughter cows and bulls
steady. Receipts totaled 1504
head.
Steers: medium and large
No. 1 200-300 pounds $125-133,
300-400 pounds $123-130, 400500 pounds $117-123, 500-600
pounds $103-110, calves 600-700
pounds $86-93; medium and large
No. 2 200-300 pounds $113-121,
300-400 pounds $111-121, 400500 pounds $111-116, 500-600
pounds $92-101, calves 600-700
pounds $78-85.
Heifers: medium and large
No. 1 200-300 pounds $105-110,
300-400 pounds $103-111, 400500 pounds $105-112, 500-600
pounds $91-97, calves 600-700
pounds $84-92; medium and large
No. 2 200-300 pounds $95-103,
300-400 pounds $93-101, 400500 pounds $93-103, 500-600
pounds $83-88, calves 600-700
pounds $76-83, few 700-800
pounds $75-79.
Slaughter cows: breakers
1000-1600 pounds $35.5042.50, high dressing $41-49,
boners 1000-1600 pounds
$33-39, high dressing $36-43,
lean 800-1600 pounds $29-36,
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Replacement cows: medium
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to middleaged cows 12001540 pounds with calves 125225 pounds $680-850 per pair.
Heavy Fredericksburg
Packer Lambs Up $3-5
FREDERICKSBURG —
(TDA-Nov. 3) — Light slaughter lambs were steady to firm,
heavyweights $3-5 higher,
slaughter goats steady to firm.
Receipts totaled 3161 head.
Replacement sheep: wooled ewe lambs, medium and
large 1-2 70-80 pounds $107121; stocker bucks 100-200
pounds $65-95; Dorper ewes
90-120 pounds $52-78; Barbado ewes 80-105 pounds $5060; Barbado bucks $100-450
per head.
Slaughter sheep: choice and
prime 2-3 90-130 pounds $8792; few prime $110-115; good
and choice 1-3 40-85 pounds
$121-140; good 40-85 pounds
$106-120; ewes, utility 120145 pounds $45-58; Barbado
lambs 15-40 pounds $131-138,
40-70 pounds $115-125.
Replacement goats: nannies,
selection 1 80-130 pounds
$49-71; billies, selection 1 85185 pounds $90-170.
Slaughter goats: kids, selection 1 40-60 pounds $130-142,
60-80 pounds $125-141; selection 2 40-60 pounds $117-132,
60-80 pounds $113-124; nan-
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Muscatine, Iowa. FMI: Dwyer
dan Cattle Auction, San Saba,
Angoras 70-90 pounds $40Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auc- January 20-23 — American Sheep
Cattle Services, 309/337-1404;
Texas. Info: 325-372-5159.
61; billies 90-200 pounds $83Industry Association’s annual contion, San Saba, Texas. Info: 325309/337-6404.
97, few Angoras 105 pounds November 14 — Replacement
vention will be held in Nashville,
372-5159.
Heifer/Cow Special, Hamilton November 28 — Double Creek
$55; muttons, few selection 1
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Farms Annual Fall Bull Sale, Me- December 11-12 — Missouri Cattle
Commission Company, Hamilton,
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November 7 — Special Replacement
“Stocking The Pasture” Female
Sale, Milano Livestock Exchange,
Milano, Texas. FMI: 512/4557641.
November 7 — Lastovica Angus
Farm’s 13th Annual Angus Bull
Sale, Milano Livestock Exhange,
Milano, Texas. FMI: 512/4557641.
November 7 — Oklahoma
Cattlemen’s Association Fall
Meeting, El Reno, Okla.
November 7 — Eldorado Game Dinner and Drawing, Schleicher
County Civic Center, Eldorado,
Tex.
November 9 — Stocker and Feeder
Calf Sale, Producers Livestock
Auction, San Angelo, Texas. Info:
325-653-3371.
November 10 — Special Stocker
Feeder Sale, Western Livestock
Auction, Midland, Texas. FMI:
432/570-0040.
November 11 — Evans Farms’
Range Ready Herd Bulls, at the
ranch, Stephenville, Texas. FMI:
254/967-2660.
November 11 — Preconditioned
Weaned Calf and Yearling Sale,
Buffalo Livestock Marketing, Buffalo, Texas. Info: 903-322-4940.
November 11 — Special Stocker and
Feeder Sale, Gillespie Livestock,
Fredericksburg, Texas.
November 11 — RR Ranch’s 40th
Annual Angus Bull Sale, at the
ranch, Nolan, Texas. Info: 800734-2443.
November 11-13 — California
Cattlemen’s Association Annual
Convention, Sparks, Nev.
November 12 — Special Bull Offer-
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Texas. FMI: 254/386-3185.
November 14 — Fall Roundup Special Replacement Sale, Decatur
Livestock Market, Decatur, Texas.
FMI: 940/627-5599.
November 14 — Hill Country
Brangus Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.
Info: 325-653-3371.
November 18 — Female Replacement Sale, The New Gainesville
Livetsock Auction LLC, Gainesville, Texas. FMI: 940/665-4367.
November 19 — Special Cow Sale,
Producers Livestock Auction, San
Angelo, Texas. Info: 325-6533371.
November 21 — 2nd Annual Texas
Brangus Breeders Fall Showcare
Sale, West Auction Inc., West,
Texas. FMI: 830/393-6079; 512/
597-7104.
November 21 — Special Cow Sale,
Floydada Livestock Sales,
Floydada, Texas. FMI: 806/9832153.
November 25 — The November 26
issue of Livestock Weekly will be
mailed on November 25. The
Livestock Weekly offices will be
closed Nov. 26 and 27. Advertising deadline for the paper dated
Nov. 26 will be Monday November 23 at 5 p.m.
November 27 — Danner Ranch’s 2nd
Annual See and Believe Female
ridian Livestock Auction, Meridian,
Texas. FMI: 254/435-2988; 254/
749-2240;
254/749-3253;
www.mlslivestock.com
November 30 — OQBN Pre-Vacc 45
Stocker Feeder Sale, Blackwell
Livestock Auction, Blackwell,
Oklahoma. FMI: 580/363-9941.
December 1 — Special Stocker
Feeder Sale, Western Livestock
Auction, Midland, Texas. FMI:
432/570-0040.
December 4-5 — Winter Horse Sale,
Roswell Livestock Auction,
Roswell, New Mexico. Info: 575622-5580.
December 5 — Special Replacement
Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. Info: 325372-5159.
December 7 — Stocker and Feeder
Calf Sale, Producers Livestock
Auction, San Angelo, Texas. Info:
325-653-3371.
December 7 — Lamb Special,
Hamilton Commission Company,
Hamilton, Texas. Info: 254-3863185.
December 7 — Special Stocker and
Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. Info: 325-3725159.
December 9-11 — Nebraska
Cattlemen’s Association Annual
Convention, Kearney, Neb.
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First Issue For 2010 Will Be Dated
January 7, 2010.
January 9 — Texas Brangus Breeders Association’s Sale/Field Day,
Beeville, Texas.
January 11 — Special Stocker and
Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. Info: 325-3725159.
January 14 — Special Stocker and
Feeder Sale and Premium
Weaned Calf Sale, Jordan Cattle
Auction, San Saba Texas. Info:
325-372-5159.
Downtown, 615-259-2000.
January 21 — Special Bull Offering
by Hagler and Griswold, Jordan
Cattle Auction, San Saba Texas.
Info: 325-372-5159.
January 23 — Replacement Female
Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San
Saba Texas. Info: 325-372-5159.
January 23 — Texas Brangus Breeders Association’s Sale, Navasota,
Texas.
January 27-30 — National
Cattlemen’s Beef Association,
San Antonio, Tex. Info: 303-6940305.
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November 5, 2009
ROSWELL LIVESTOCK AUCTION
900 North Garden
P. O. Box 2041
Cattle Sale — 9 A.M.
E-mail: [email protected]
Announcing Our
New Webpage:
www.roswelllivestockauction.com
Roswell, New Mexico 88201
575/622-5580
575/623-5680 FAX
NEXT REGULAR SALE
Benny Wooton
Residence: 575/625-0071
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Smiley Wooton
Residence: 575/623-2338
2254 head of cattle sold on a steady to higher market, with excellent buyer attendance. This is the top of the market and prices range
down from this according to quality, condition and fill. Compared to last week: Stocker Calves: Steady. Feeder Calves: $2.00 higher.
Packer Cow & Bulls: Steady.
300-400 Pounds
400-500 Pounds
500-600 Pounds
600-700 Pounds
700-800 Pounds
Packer Cows
Canner & Cutter Cows
Packer Bulls
STEERS
$125.00 To $130.00
$120.00 To $129.00
$102.00 To $106.00
$ 92.00 To $ 96.00
$ 83.00 To $ 85.00
$ 42.00 To $ 46.00
$ 36.00 To $ 40.00
$ 54.00 To $ 56.00
STOCKER CALVES AND FEEDER YEARLINGS:
Juan Navar, Sr., El Paso, TX
3 black steers
Great Western Cattle, Quemado, NM
5 black steers
CodyAlcon, Sapello, NM
3 black steers
Perry Ranch, Lincoln, NM
5 black mixed steers
Juan Navar, Sr., El Paso, TX
8 black steers
Mac Vigil, Las Vegas, NM
2 black mixed steers
Joe Chavez, Stanley, NM
4 black steers
John Perea, Estancia, NM
2 black steers
OpenALLC, Roswell, NM
9 black steers
Jessica McInnis, May, NM
28 black / bmf steers
John Thomas, Van Horn, TX
6 black / bmf steers
Juan Navar, Sr., El Paso, TX
5 black steers
Tim Klumker, Glenwood, NM
3 black steers
Jessica McInnis, May, TX
5 black / bwf steers
Jessica McInnis, May, TX
30 black mixed steers
Boyles Ranch, Picacho, NM
2 black / red steers
Kincaid Brothers, Pinon, NM
6 black steers
Jessica McInnis, May, TX
15 black mixed steers
Gearhart Ranch, Marfa, TX
3 black / bwf steers
Alexander Ranches, Gilbert,AZ
5 black heifers
Stephen Lee, Bingham, NM
3 black heifers
Jessica McInnis, May, TX
9 black / bmf heifers
Jessica McInnis, May, TX
11 black / bmf heifers
Stephen Lee, Bingham, NM
5 black heifers
Milagro Ranches, Santa Rosa, NM
3 black heifers
Jessica McInnis, May, TX
15 black / bmf heifers
Pete Lewis, Dell City, TX
9 Charolais cross heifers
Tim Klumker, Glenwood, NM
10 red heifers
Kyle Koch, Van Horn, TX
3 black / bmf heifers
Lynch Ranch, Roswell, NM
5 mixed heifers
PACKER COWS AND BULLS:
Mark Marley, Roswell, NM
Charolais bull
Byron Fort, Tatum, NM
Red bull
SalomonArreola, Carlsbad, NM
Red bull
Jimmy Goss, Weed, NM
Red mottleface cow
H Bar D Ranch, Carlsbad, NM
Yellow cow
333#
323#
377#
422#
420#
415#
455#
483#
508#
527#
516#
617#
593#
607#
684#
773#
818#
835#
877#
356#
338#
385#
491#
415#
477#
529#
532#
556#
607#
705#
$130.00
129.00
129.00
127.00
126.00
123.00
111.00
110.00
99.50
98.50
96.50
96.00
94.25
91.50
86.00
84.00
80.85
80.75
80.75
114.00
111.00
107.00
98.50
97.50
97.00
94.00
89.00
88.75
84.00
80.75
1705#
1875#
1630#
1055#
1335#
56.00
55.75
55.00
46.00
46.00
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300-400 Pounds
400-500 Pounds
500-600 Pounds
600-700 Pounds
700-800 Pounds
Feeder Bulls
Cow/Calf Pairs — Top Half
Bred Cows — Top Half
Arvel Yaste, Pinon, NM
Clay Evans, Marfa, TX
Pete Lewis, Dell City, TX
Kress Jones, Hobbs, NM
Williams Ranch, Moriarty, NM
STOCKER COWS:
Ace McPhaul, Pietown, NM
Murphy Cattle Co., Yeso, NM
Joe Prather, Tularosa, NM
Moro Ranch, Vaughn, NM
Roman Sanchez, Jr., San Patricio, NM
HEIFERS
$110.00 To $114.00
$ 96.00 To $ 98.50
$ 90.00 To $ 95.00
$ 80.00 To $ 84.00
$ 78.00 To $ 80.75
$ 50.00 To $ 53.00
$700.00 to $790.00 Pair
$650.00 to $710.00 Head
Red cow
3 mixed cows
Charolais cross cow
Charolais cow
Red cow
1145#
1145#
1095#
1495#
1205#
6 black bred cows
2 black mf bred cows
2 mixed pairs
Black pair
Black pair
45.00
44.25
44.00
44.00
44.00
$730.00 hd.
$710.00 hd.
$790.00 pr.
$750.00 pr.
$750.00 pr.
ADVANCED CONSIGNMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 9
OUT OF THE HONDO AREA:
• 40 Big frame crossbred cows - Middle age, bred to excellent quality Charolais bulls.
• 40 Big frame Longhorn cross cows - Middle age, bred to Charolais bulls.
OUT OF THE ROSWELL AREA:
• 90 CALVES - 80% black, black whiteface Angus crossbred calves, medium condition, 400 to 500
pounds.
2009 HORSE SALES
Winter Sale — December 4-5
Sale Catalog Closes Thursday, November 5
ROSWELL LIVESTOCK AUCTION
PRECONDITIONED CALF PROGRAM
The RLA Preconditioned Calf Program has been a great success.
Call Benny to see how you can get your calves enrolled.
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For All Your Trucking Needs Contact:
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50'x102" Pots • Straight Decks • Flatbeds and Dry Box Vans
RECEIVING STATIONS
Producers hauling cattle to Roswell Livestock Auction Receiving Stations need to call our
toll free number for transportation permit number before leaving home. This number is
answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just ask for hauling permit number.
Toll free number: 1-800-748-1541
(Receiving station sign) one block turn left at 53rd Lane, ¾
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Receiving cattle 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
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Truck leaves 3 P.M. CST
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SAN ANTONIO, NEW MEXICO
Trucks Leave Sunday At 4 P.M. CT
River Cattle Company
VAN HORN, TEXAS
Nine Miles East of San Antonio on US Hwy 380
800 West Second — Five Blocks West of Courthouse
Gary Johnson • 575/838-1834
Trucks Leave Sunday At 3 P.M. MT
Gary and Patty Flowers
MORIARITY, NEW MEXICO
432/283-7103 home • 432/207-2228 cell
Two Blocks East, One Block South of Tillery Chevy
Receiving cattle 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.
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17 Miles North of Marfa on Highway 90
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Receiving Cattle The First Sunday Of Each Month Only Highway 90 at MM #3 - East Side of Hwy (20 Bar Livestock)
Trucks Leave At 3 P.M. CT
Receiving Cattle 2nd & 4th Weekends of Each Month
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Truck Leaves At 2 P.M. Sunday
1816 E. 53rd Lane - IH10 to exit 259A to FM 1053
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5½ miles north of IH10, turn right on Stone Rd.
575/622-5580 Office, 575/623-2338 Home
WILDLIFE
BY
DESIGN
Dale Rollins, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Remington Arms Company
recently acknowledged a milestone of an American classic,
the Model 870 pump-action
shotgun. Introduced in 1950
and legendary for its reliability, durability and smooth
pump action, the Model 870
has been the shotgun of choice
for many hunters, target shooters, law enforcement personnel, conservationists and our
armed forces. And now it’s official — it’s the best-selling
shotgun of all time. The 10
millionth version was issued
this past September 24.
I’ve got one ... perhaps you
do too. And I suspect most have
some stories to tell — mine
surely does.
My romance with “The Wingmaster” was conceived as I
toted a borrowed 16-gauge
during a Christmas quail hunt,
circa 1971. I was moving up
the scale of firepower, as my
previous guns were a Revelation .410 and sometimes my
dad’s Mossberg bolt-action 16gauge. But when I handled the
Wingmaster, I was hooked. It
took me two years of working
at the salebarn in Hollis on
Saturdays to save the money to
purchase my own Model 870.
Mine was a 12-gauge that I
purchased from Crawford’s
Furniture Store in September
1973 for $94. It was love at
first sight. Over the next 10
years, I wouldn’t venture a
guess as to how many quail I
shot with it, and I didn’t even
own a bird dog back then. I
nicknamed the Wingmaster
“KOMA” for the rock’n’roll
powerhouse based in Oklahoma City, 1520 on your AM
dial. You probably listened to
it at some point as you twisted
your AM dial at night when the
station turned up its signal to
100,000 watts after dark. Their
slogan was “We just keep
pumpin’ out those hits.” And
so did my Wingmaster.
Why, if I’d had Suzie, Doc,
and Li’l Annie back then, and
could have afforded the ammo,
the decline of the bobwhite in
southwestern Oklahoma would
have been fast-forwarded by
40 years. “Coondog” Cary and
I would don our army field
jackets, dump a box of shotgun shells in each of the front
pockets, and take off. Our
haunts might be the breaks of
the Red River, “potshot road,”
or the shinoak hills northwest
of Hollis. Those were about the
wildest places in Harmon
County, and they sufficed for
our Saturday morning safaris.
On one memorable Saturday, Coondog and I had borrowed the barber’s bird dogs
as we made our favorite quail
route, and the old farmstead at
“Arthur’s place” was our midmorning destination. On that
frosty morning, the birds came
up just right for me, and I
dropped five birds with five
shots on the covey rise. I only
Win the brush war with
repeated that feat one other
time during my hunting career.
When I went off to college
in the fall of 1970, the Wingmaster went with me. At that
time, we could keep a shotgun
in our closet at the dormitory
(have things changed?). Few of
us had pickup trucks back then,
but we cruised dirt roads and
pasture trails in ‘63 Impalas
and ‘61 Oldsmobiles.
Southwestern State College
offered three elective courses
involving firearms — rifles,
pistols, and shotguns. But for
nearly three years I was victimized by the enrollment process.
The preference for enrollment
was by the starting letter of
one’s last name (“R” in my
case), which rotated down the
alphabet at the snail’s pace of
three letters per semester, so I
was a mid-semester junior before I got enrolled in “Shotgunning.”
We shot trap on Wednesday
afternoons, which was my first
formal introduction to claybird
shooting. My 870 wasn’t
equipped well for trap, as it
was choked “Improved Cylinder;” it needed a tighter choke
(for the neophytes among you,
this was still 10 years before
screw-in chokes became popular).
The last week of the semester, our class traveled about 40
miles to Hobart, as they had a
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skeet range. Now this looked
like fun, and better simulated
quail and dove hunting. So I
toted KOMA. The instructor,
Mr. Hundley, proffered that I
should use an autoloader, not
the pump-gun, but his advice
fell on deaf ears. I shot a 24
(25 possible) on the first round
(missed the high house bird at
station No. 4), but went perfect
in the second round. I do believe KOMA had a smile on its
blued receiver when we headed back to Weatherford that
afternoon.
The old warhorse spends its
years now in the gun safe. I’m
just not that mad at quail anymore. Its blueing has faded,
and the nicks and scratches on
the stock and forearm bear testament to crossing barbed-wire
fences and fending off mesquite branches. But every so
often, I break out the
Wingmaster. It feels like hugging an old friend’s neck every time it comes up to my
shoulder. The sound of a pump
action shotgun in motion is as
unique as Willie Nelson’s or
Patsy Cline’s voices.
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Livestock Weekly
I’ve got a lot of “GPS moments” in my quail hunting
career; locations that are
etched indelibly in my mind.
A good many of them were
earned through toting an 870.
The old grove of trees at Arthur’s place produced one, as
did a place called Hog Canyon
in Arizona. If I’m still alive and
chasing quail another 36 years
from now — and there are still
quail to chase — perhaps I’ll
dust off the ol’ Wingmaster for
that special anniversary.
I’m confident it will still be
functioning reliably, even if
I’m not.
Billings Light Feeder
Lambs $8-10 Higher
BILLINGS — (USDA) —
Feeder lambs under 80 pounds
sold mostly $8-10 higher compared to two weeks ago, 80-90
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pounds steady to $3 higher,
over 90 pounds steady to $3
lower, slaughter ewes mostly
$4-8 higher, slaughter bucks
fully steady, slaughter and
feeder goats steady to weak
with limited comparable sales.
Receipts totaled 2441 head.
Replacement sheep: feeder
lambs, medium and large 1-2
50-70 pounds $113-120, 70-80
pounds $108-118.50, 90-110
pounds $87-96.25, 110-130
pounds $85.50-87.50, fleshy
$81; replacement/feeder ewes,
medium and large 1-2 running
age 162 pounds $45.50.
Slaughter sheep: ewes, good
2-3 180-185 pounds $3339.50, 212 pounds $35; good
3-4 175-200 pounds $25-30,
210-245 pounds $16-25; utility and good 150-190 pounds
$38-44, 232 pounds $25; utility 135-170 pounds $35-41.25,
212 pounds $33.50.
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November 5, 2009 feedlot replacements as grain
markets continue to rise while
farmers struggle to harvest between rains and herds of
spring-born calves pull on
feeder prices. Calves remain
under pressure as the cool and
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — (USDA) ket advance in the last three wet conditions that have pre— Feeder cattle sold steady to weeks, just when indicators vailed this month continue to
$1 higher across the country looked the bleakest for cattle cause additional health problast week, steer and heifer feeders facing heavy cattle and lems and keep wheat pasture
grazing from realizing its pocalves weak to $3 lower. De- lackluster beef demand.
Nearly 800 loads of CME tential.
mand was fairly good for the
light numbers of true yearlings Live Cattle deliveries at the The moisture levels have
available, but rather light for northernmost delivery points been more than adequate for
calves, which dominated re- helped pull the cash market hard red winter wheat early
from a $3 discount to an even- growth, but the lack of sunceipts nationwide.
For the first time in recent tual near $6 premium after shine and warm days has left
memory, the fed cattle market October live cattle closed limit pastures too short and too soft
was actually driving feeders. down on Friday’s final session. for an early turnout. Wet conDirect slaughter cattle prices This rare positive basis re- ditions have also kept farmergained another $2 last week sulted in a nice bonus for feeders out of the market,
with Southern Plains sales at hedged cattle feeders to help though damaged high-moisture
corn could bring additional in$87-88 and northern feedlot reach their breakevens.
areas $3 higher dressed at This fed cattle rally is cur- dependent feeders into the
$135. This marks $6-7 of mar- rently the only support for feeder cattle market when the
combines are finally parked.
Offerings weighing more
than 600 pounds made up 36
percent of the week’s reported
auction volume, and 41 percent
were heifers.
Auction receipts totaled
320,400 head, the previous
Feeder and Stocker Cattle
week 319,200 head and last
year 337,200 head.
Bobby Brotherton
Texas 25,000 head. Steers,
P.O. Box 1850
Palestine, Texas 75801
medium and large No. 1 300-350
Office (903) 729-6277 Day or Night
lbs. $122.30, 350-400 lbs.
(903) 729-1003 Home
$120.80, 400-450 lbs. $112.98,
450-500 lbs. $111.07, 500-550
lbs. $102.82, 550-600 lbs. $98.29,
600-650 lbs. $94.11, 650-700 lbs.
$91.96, 700-750 lbs. $93.59, 750-
Yearling Feeder Cattle Prices
Steady To $1 Higher Last Week
B& CATTLE CO.
B
1-800-328-3433 or 1-800-393-BEEF
800 lbs. $92.64, 800-850 lbs.
$90.72; heifers, medium and large
No. 1 300-350 lbs. $103.98, 350400 lbs. $102.48, 400-450 lbs.
$96.02, 450-500 lbs. $95.87, 500550 lbs. $88.06, 550-600 lbs.
$85.56, 600-650 lbs. $84.54, 650700 lbs. $85.44, 700-750 lbs.
$78.80, 750-800 lbs. $84.08.
Oklahoma 35,200 head.
Steers, medium and large No. 1
300-350 lbs. $123.48, 350-400
lbs. $125.51, 400-450 lbs.
$117.38, 450-500 lbs. $111.08,
500-550 lbs. $106.39, 550-600
lbs. $99.16, 600-650 lbs. $96.83,
650-700 lbs. $96.66, 700-750 lbs.
$94.58, 750-800 lbs. $95.05, 800850 lbs. $93.96, 850-900 lbs.
$92.06; heifers, medium and large
No. 1 300-350 lbs. $103.18, 350400 lbs. $100.66, 400-450 lbs.
$96.95, 450-500 lbs. $93.02, 500550 lbs. $88.77, 550-600 lbs.
$85.97, 600-650 lbs. $88.76, 650700 lbs. $89.73, 700-750 lbs.
$89.07, 750-800 lbs. $87.94, 800850 lbs. $85.61, 850-900 lbs.
$84.26.
New Mexico 7200 head.
Steers, medium and large No. 1
300-350 lbs. $132.41, 350-400
lbs. $115.23, 400-450 lbs.
$113.39, 450-500 lbs. $104.15,
500-550 lbs. $101.37, 550-600
lbs. $95.88, 600-650 lbs. $88.42,
650-700 lbs. $77.80, 700-750 lbs.
$87.48, 750-800 lbs. $82.05, 800850 lbs. $84.55, 850-900 lbs.
$81.42; heifers, medium and large
No. 1 300-350 lbs. $105.79, 350400 lbs. $100.59, 400-450 lbs.
$97.71, 450-500 lbs. $93.41, 500550 lbs. $86.83, 550-600 lbs.
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IN WT
659 Lbs.
645 Lbs.
512 Lbs.
811 Lbs.
614 Lbs.
468 Lbs.
524 Lbs.
758 Lbs.
530 Lbs.
547 Lbs.
488 Lbs.
551 Lbs.
322 Lbs.
712 Lbs.
604 Lbs.
OUT WT
1326 Lbs.
1295 Lbs.
834 Lbs.
1289 Lbs.
1325 Lbs.
607 Lbs.
801 Lbs.
1315 Lbs.
1163 Lbs.
1217 Lbs.
1205 Lbs.
864 Lbs.
766 Lbs.
1375 Lbs.
1264 Lbs.
COG
$77.05
74.58
58.95
80.56
73.18
61.71
65.93
76.78
85.39
80.65
76.56
55.64
57.08
73.80
66.69
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dium and large No. 1 350-400 lbs.
$115.73, 400-450 lbs. $113.95,
450-500 lbs. $109.14, 500-550
lbs. $104.74, 550-600 lbs.
$101.34, 600-650 lbs. $103.05,
650-700 lbs. $103.58, 700-750
lbs. $98.33, 750-800 lbs. $97.82,
800-850 lbs. $95.82, 850-900 lbs.
$94.83, 950-1000 lbs. $90.62;
heifers, medium and large No. 1
400-450 lbs. $96.87, 450-500 lbs.
$94.64, 500-550 lbs. $93.18, 550600 lbs. $90.58, 600-650 lbs.
$89.18, 650-700 lbs. $92.99, 700750 lbs. $92.28, 750-800 lbs.
$90.23, 800-850 lbs. $87.48, 850900 lbs. $84.30, 900-950 lbs.
$87.62.
Nebraska 12,900 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 300-350
lbs. $118.92, 350-400 lbs.
$119.09, 400-450 lbs. $119.38,
450-500 lbs. $110.15, 500-550
lbs. $105.78, 550-600 lbs. $99.43,
600-650 lbs. $97.97, 650-700 lbs.
$94.29, 700-750 lbs. $95.25, 750800 lbs. $92.75, 800-850 lbs.
$94.94, 850-900 lbs. $95.18; heifers, medium and large No. 1 300350 lbs. $106.49, 350-400 lbs.
$106.70, 400-450 lbs. $100.92,
450-500 lbs. $98.85, 500-550 lbs.
$95.03, 550-600 lbs. $95.03, 550600 lbs. $91.51, 600-650 lbs.
$90.13, 650-700 lbs. $91.33, 700750 lbs. $89.96, 750-800 lbs.
$91.56, 800-850 lbs. $91.72, 850900 lbs. $87.86.
Colorado 10,800 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 300-350
lbs. $120.86, 350-400 lbs.
$119.58, 400-450 lbs. $113.20,
450-500 lbs. $108.04, 500-550
lbs. $101.72, 550-600 lbs. $95.58,
600-650 lbs. $93.16, 650-700 lbs.
$90.96, 700-750 lbs. $95.93, 750800 lbs. $95.41, 800-850 lbs.
$91.70, 850-900 lbs. $92.32; heif-
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CATTLE SALES EVERY TUESDAY
$85.70, 600-650 lbs. $80.80, 700750 lbs. $82.40, 750-800 lbs.
$81.52.
Kansas 14,300 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 350-400
lbs. $118.56, 400-450 lbs.
$123.60, 450-500 lbs. $116.15,
500-550 lbs. $109.01, 550-600
lbs. $102.22, 600-650 lbs. $99.21,
650-700 lbs. $96.87, 700-750 lbs.
$95.15, 750-800 lbs. $95.36, 800850 lbs. $94.38, 850-900 lbs.
$91.83; heifers, medium and large
No. 1 350-400 lbs. $107.37, 400450 lbs. $103.11, 450-500 lbs.
$98.34, 500-550 lbs. $94.95, 550600 lbs. $91.64, 600-650 lbs.
$90.54, 650-700 lbs. $88.84, 700750 lbs. $89.21, 750-800 lbs.
$85.69, 850-900 lbs. $84.82.
Missouri 25,600 head. Steer,
medium and large No. 1 300-350
lbs. $114.95, 350-400 lbs.
$115.31, 400-450 lbs. $114.41,
450-500 lbs. $107.89, 500-550
lbs. $102.23, 550-600 lbs. $98.47,
600-650 lbs. $97.18, 650-700 lbs.
$96.85, 700-750 lbs. $94.54, 750800 lbs. $92.28, 800-850 lbs.
$92.66, 850-900 lbs. $90.97, 900950 lbs. $88.73, 950-1000 lbs.
$86.66; Holsteins, large No. 3
450-500 lbs. $70.61, 500-550 lbs.
$66.68, 550-600 lbs. $62.62, 600650 lbs. $62.92, 650-700 lbs.
$60.87, 700-750 lbs. $64.98, 800850 lbs. $64.62, 850-900 lbs.
$63.50; heifers, medium and large
No. 1 300-350 lbs. $103.25, 350400 lbs. $97.24, 400-450 lbs.
$93.90, 450-500 lbs. $92.28, 500550 lbs. $91.29, 550-600 lbs.
$88.10, 600-650 lbs. $89.35, 650700 lbs. $90.65, 700-750 lbs.
$89.09, 750-800 lbs. $89.45, 800850 lbs. $83.27, 850-900 lbs.
$81.09.
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ers, medium and large No. 1 300350 lbs. $112.44, 350-400 lbs.
$102.20, 400-450 lbs. $93.64,
450-500 lbs. $92.50, 500-550 lbs.
$90.22, 550-600 lbs. $87.79, 600650 lbs. $88.41, 650-700 lbs.
$88.05, 700-750 lbs. $88.24, 750800 lbs. $84.84, 850-900 lbs.
$86.80.
Wyoming 10,600 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 300-350
lbs. $136.38, 350-400 lbs.
$131.01, 400-450 lbs. $119.92,
450-500 lbs. $111.35, 500-550
lbs. $108, 550-600 lbs. $101.38,
600-650 lbs. $98.32, 700-750 lbs.
$95.30, 750-800 lbs. $95.20, 800850 lbs. $93.91, 850-900 lbs.
$92.63, 900-950 lbs. $90.76; heifers, medium and large No. 1 300350 lbs. $112.67, 350-400 lbs.
$111.81, 400-450 lbs. $102.52,
450-500 lbs. $97.43, 500-550 lbs.
$93.93, 550-600 lbs. $92.24, 600650 lbs. $90.23, 650-700 lbs.
$92.33, 700-750 lbs. $92.57, 750800 lbs. $88.99, 800-850 lbs.
$88.37, 850-900 lbs. $86.98, 900950 lbs. $84.41, 950-1000 lbs.
$82.15.
Dakotas 60,300 head. South
Dakota steers, medium and large
No. 1 300-350 lbs. $127.02, 350400 lbs. $125.55, 400-450 lbs.
$119.47, 450-500 lbs. $113.62,
500-550 lbs. $106.86, 550-600
lbs. $103.14, 700-750 lbs. $96.46,
750-800 lbs. $94.89, 800-850 lbs.
$95.40, 850-900 lbs. $91.02; heifers, medium and large No. 1 300350 lbs. $102.98, 350-400 lbs.
$102.63, 400-450 lbs. $98.94,
450-500 lbs. $97.04, 500-550 lbs.
$97.04, 550-600 lbs. $92.14, 650700 lbs. $90.29, 700-750 lbs.
$90.69, 750-800 lbs. $91.14, 800850 lbs. $90.54, 850-900 lbs.
$87.77. North Dakota steers, medium and large No. 1 350-400 lbs.
$120.51, 400-450 lbs. $109.41,
450-500 lbs. $106.23, 500-550
lbs. $102.85, 550-600 lbs. $97.72,
600-650 lbs. $97.67, 650-700 lbs.
$92.61, 700-750 lbs. $94.35; heifers, medium and large No. 1 350400 lbs. $104.94, 400-450 lbs.
$95.10, 450-500 lbs. $93.15, 500550 lbs. $88.26, 550-600 lbs.
$87.80, 600-650 lbs. $88.10, 750800 lbs. $89.25, 850-900 lbs.
$86.48.
Montana 16,300 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 300-350
lbs. $129.08, 350-400 lbs.
$125.25, 400-450 lbs. $117.74,
450-500 lbs. $107.16, 500-550
lbs. $102.54, 550-600 lbs.
$100.40, 650-700 lbs. $90, 850900 lbs. $91.57; heifers, medium
and large No. 1 300-350 lbs.
$106.56, 350-400 lbs. $106.83,
400-450 lbs. $103.51, 450-500
lbs. $97.34, 500-550 lbs. $92.08,
550-600 lbs. $86.14, 750-800 lbs.
$87.64, 800-850 lbs. $81.74.
Washington 3300 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 450500 lbs. $104.71, 500-550 lbs.
$93.38, 550-600 lbs. $91.97, 600650 lbs. $91.34, 650-700 lbs.
$91.99, 700-750 lbs. $92.59, 750800 lbs. $90.04; heifers, medium
and large No. 1-2 400-450 lbs.
$82.66, 450-500 lbs. $82.70, 500550 lbs. $82.41, 550-600 lbs.
$82.07, 600-650 lbs. $84.26, 650700 lbs. $82.51, 700-750 lbs.
$86.82.
Virginia 5700 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 350-400
lbs. $103.17, 450-500 lbs. $103,
500-550 lbs. $97.26, 550-600 lbs.
$94.69, 600-650 lbs. $87.35, 650700 lbs. $94.17, 700-750 lbs.
$92.23, 750-800 lbs. $83.46, 800850 lbs. $90.84, 850-900 lbs.
$89.21, 900-950 lbs. $81.10; heifers, medium and large No. 1 350-
400 lbs. $82.95, 400-450 lbs.
$85.35, 450-500 lbs. $82.98, 500550 lbs. $77.50, 550-600 lbs.
$79.04, 600-650 lbs. $87.95, 650700 lbs. $83.73, 800-850 lbs.
$78.70.
Carolinas 6400 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 155195 lbs. $120.10, 205-245 lbs.
$110.33, 250-296 lbs. $109.30,
300-349 lbs. $107, 350-396 lbs.
$102.20, 400-448 lbs. $95.86,
450-496 lbs. $91.68, 500-547 lbs.
$85.55, 550-595 lbs. $84.01, 600645 lbs. $80.02, 650-692 lbs.
$79.66, 700-745 lbs. $76.85, 755795 lbs. $76.12, 800-840 lbs.
$73.18; heifers, medium and large
No. 1-2 170-195 lbs. $111.34,
210-242 lbs. $94.39, 250-298 lbs.
$85.14, 300-345 lbs. $85.02, 350398 lbs. $82.55, 400-449 lbs.
$81.05, 450-498 lbs. $77.71, 500549 lbs. $74.99, 550-598 lbs.
$74.50, 600-648 lbs. $72.76, 650695 lbs. $70.95, 700-745 lbs.
$69.78, 760-790 lbs. $69.15, 800845 lbs. $64.64, 850-880 lbs.
$62.43, 920-935 lbs. $60.40.
Kentucky 22,000 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 300350 lbs. $98.48, 350-400 lbs.
$99.82, 400-450 lbs. $97.75, 450500 lbs. $94.52, 500-550 lbs.
$94.34, 550-600 lbs. $92.28, 600-
650 lbs. $86.62, 650-700 lbs.
$93.10, 700-750 lbs. $89.84, 750800 lbs. $91.22, 800-850 lbs.
$89.20, 850-900 lbs. $87.37, 900950 lbs. $86.44, 900-1000 lbs.
$83; heifers, medium and large
No. 1-2 300-350 lbs. $87.42, 350400 lbs. $86.64, 400-450 lbs.
$84.07, 450-500 lbs. $83.05, 500550 lbs. $80.42, 550-600 lbs.
$80.81, 600-650 lbs. $81.65, 650700 lbs. $78.65, 700-750 lbs.
$83.59, 750-800 lbs. $80.01.
Tennessee 7000 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 300350 lbs. $109.92, 350-400 lbs.
$103.06, 400-450 lbs. $98.09,
450-500 lbs. $93.46, 500-550 lbs.
$90.33, 550-600 lbs. $88.04, 600650 lbs. $83.94, 650-700 lbs.
$83.37, 700-750 lbs. $82.68, 750800 lbs. $80.85; heifers, medium
and large No. 1-2 300-350 lbs.
$89.85, 350-400 lbs. $89.52, 400450 lbs. $84.07, 450-500 lbs.
$81.69, 500-550 lbs. $78.67, 550600 lbs. $76.72, 600-650 lbs.
$74.80, 650-700 lbs. $73.97, 700750 lbs. $72.98, 750-800 lbs.
$73.49.
Arkansas 7000 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 300-350
lbs. $116.38, 350-400 lbs.
$110.89, 400-450 lbs. $108.92,
450-500 lbs. $101.83, 500-550
November 5, 2009
Livestock Weekly
lbs. $97.40, 550-600 lbs. $91.75,
600-650 lbs. $91.74, 650-700 lbs.
$88.99; heifers, medium and large
No. 1 300-350 lbs. $92.73, 350400 lbs. $90.23, 400-450 lbs.
$88.43, 450-500 lbs. $87.27, 500550 lbs. $85.21, 550-600 lbs.
$82.72, 600-650 lbs. $81, 650700 lbs. $84.39.
Louisiana 7100 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 200250 lbs. $120-125, 250-300 lbs.
$98-122, 300-350 lbs. $95-114,
350-400 lbs. $96-110, 400-450
lbs. $90-105, 450-500 lbs. $80100, 500-550 lbs. $80-102, 550600 lbs. $78-89, 600-650 lbs. $7488, 650-700 lbs. $75-85; heifers,
medium and large No. 1-2 200250 lbs. $105-115, 300-350 lbs.
$78-95, 350-400 lbs. $78-93, 400450 lbs. $77-89, 450-500 lbs. $7485, 500-550 lbs. $70-80, 550-600
lbs. $70-79, 600-700 lbs. $67-75.
Mississippi 8000 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 200250 lbs. $120-130, 250-300 lbs.
$110-120, 300-350 lbs. $105-117,
350-400 lbs. $100-105, 400-450
lbs. $95-105, 450-500 lbs. $9195, 500-600 lbs. $85-97, 600-650
lbs. $80-89, 650-700 lbs. $75-80,
700-800 lbs. $72-77; heifers, me-
dium and large No. 1-2 200-300
lbs. $95-105, 300-350 lbs. $90102, 350-400 lbs. $84-90, 400500 lbs. $80-89, 500-600 lbs. $7585, 600-700 lbs. $72-82, 700-800
lbs. $71-76.
Alabama 12,000 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 350-400
lbs. $111.52, 400-450 lbs.
$104.35, 450-600 lbs. $96.77,
500-550 lbs. $91.76, 550-600 lbs.
$86.03, 600-650 lbs. $83.96, 650700 lbs. $85.01; heifers, medium
and large No. 1 300-350 lbs.
$97.07, 350-400 lbs. $92.30, 400450 lbs. $89.34, 450-500 lbs.
$86.04, 500-550 lbs. $80.29, 550600 lbs. $78.74, 600-650 lbs.
$77.90, 650-700 lbs. $75.80, 800850 lbs. $71.74.
Georgia 6400 head. Steers and
bulls, medium and large No. 1-2
200-250 lbs. $121-134, 250-300
lbs. $115-128, 300-350 lbs. $108124, 350-400 lbs. $101-119, 400450 lbs. $94-112, 450-500 lbs.
$88-104, 500-550 lbs. $84-97,
550-600 lbs. $80-95, 600-650 lbs.
$78-86, 650-700 lbs. $70-84, 700750 lbs. $68-84, 750-800 lbs.
$69.50-80; heifers, medium and
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November 5, 2009 800 lbs. $92.64-95; Holsteins,
large No. 3 delivered 500 lbs. $85;
Feeder Cattle
82; heifers, medium and large No.
Continued From Page 31 1-2 200-250 lbs. $100-145, 250- heifers, medium and large No. 1
550-575 lbs. $86.50-94, 600 lbs.
large No. 1-2 250-300 lbs. $92- 300 lbs. $90-108, 300-350 lbs. $88, 700-725 lbs. $84.89-88, 725
100, 300-350 lbs. $90-104, 350- $85-100, 350-400 lbs. $80-96, lbs. $91.80 December, 600 lbs.
400 lbs. $81-96, 400-450 lbs. $78- 400-450 lbs. $75-89, 450-500 lbs. $97 January, 650 lbs. $91.80 Janu93, 450-500 lbs. $72-87, 500-550 $72-88, 500-550 lbs. $72-81, 550- ary, delivered 625 lbs. $92, 650lbs. $72-85, 550-600 lbs. $72-87, 600 lbs. $69-79, 600-650 lbs. $69- 700 lbs. $90.50-92.25, 675 lbs.
$92.80, 700-725 lbs. $90.80-92
600-650 lbs. $68-83.50, 650-700 77, 650-700 lbs. $68-69.
January, 700-725 lbs. $93.67Direct receipts totaled 26,800 94.40 March-April. Basis trades
lbs. $69-77.
Florida 9500 head. Steers, me- head, the previous week 70,700 steers, delivered 725 lbs. $1 over
dium and large No. 1-2 200-250 head and last year 41,300 head. January board for December deTexas 9200 head. Steers, me- livery.
lbs. $114-165, 250-300 lbs. $102142, 300-350 lbs. $105-124, 350- dium and large No. 1 575 lbs. Oklahoma 1300 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 700-775
400 lbs. $95-116, 400-450 lbs. $99.50, 600-675 lbs. $92.50-97, lbs. $93-95, 800 lbs. $92; heifers,
$92-111, 450-500 lbs. $85-105, 700-725 lbs. $93-95.10, 750-800 medium and large No. 1 650-675
500-550 lbs. $80-96, 550-600 lbs. lbs. $91-93, 815 lbs. $92.15 No- lbs. $89.50-90, 700 lbs. $88.25
$75-92, 600-650 lbs. $79-87, 650- vember, 725 lbs. $96 December, January.
700 lbs. $74-85, 700-750 lbs. $71- delivered 684 lbs. $96.64, 750- New Mexico 500 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 550 lbs.
$95.52; heifers, medium and large
No. 1 725 lbs. $92.42-93.15
March-April.
Neal Summers — Owner
Kansas 6500 head. Steers, medium and large No. 1 700 lbs. $98,
775 lbs. $94.50, 800-850 lbs. $9195, 850-900 lbs. $89.75-91.80,
800 lbs. $92.50 mid November,
800 lbs. $92.50 December; heifSt. Lawrence, Texas ers, medium and large No. 1 750
800/687-3477
Fast, Efficient
lbs. $88, fleshy 875 lbs. $83.
432/397-2564 Office
Iowa 100 head. Steers, medium
Aerial Control Of
432/264-8588 Mobile and large No. 1 delivered few 800
Mesquite • Pear • Weeds
432/687-1885 Home lbs. $96.50.
Summers Spraying Service
Colorado 2200 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 847 lbs.
$89, delivered 750 lbs. $94, 900
lbs. $93.25.
Wyoming 1400 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1 delivered
610-670 lbs. $94.80-98.50, 700800 lbs. $99.25-101.50, 850 lbs.
$95.75, 1000 lbs. $89.50; heifers,
medium and large No. 1 delivered
575-585 lbs. $89.80-92, 700-775
lbs. $92.75-97.35, 900 lbs.
$84.50.
Dakotas 100 head. Steers, medium and large No. 1 value-added
570 lbs. $105.
Northwest 1600 head. Steers,
medium and large No. 1-2 valueadded calves 650-700 lbs. $91-95
OR-ID, 750-800 lbs. $88 ID, 850
lbs. $86 OR, 900-950 lbs. $86 ID,
800 lbs. $88 November-December ID, delivered 850-900 lbs. $85
WA; heifers, medium and large
No. 1-2 550 lbs. $88.50 WA,
value-added calves 600-650 lbs.
$85 OR, 800-850 lbs. $81 ID,
delivered 800-850 lbs. $81 WA.
Eastern Cornbelt 1000 head.
Steers, medium and large No. 1
550-600 lbs. $98, 700-750 lbs.
$93.50, 800-850 lbs. $90, 850900 lbs. $88; Holsteins, large No.
3 500-550 lbs. $83.50, 900-950
lbs. $64, 1000-1050 lbs. $65.75;
heifers, medium and large No. 1
500-550 lbs. $91, 700-750 lbs.
$87.50, 800-850 lbs. $82.
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In a rare burst to redirect toward a modicum of order, the
1991 Arizona travel
edition was
trashed and
a new guidebook purchased before our last
trip. The
change went so deep that a dozen
more old Mobil Guidebooks
joined the same trash run.
The new Arizona book provided the same map the old
copy included to find directions around Phoenix in 1979.
Only catch is that Phoenix today is the fifth largest city in
the U.S. In the 1970s, you
could navigate from a bus stop
map.
The new book rounded off
distances to, say, the next 10
miles, and provided a guess or
estimate on how far it is between towns and gas stations.
One law omitted in guidebooks
is that motorists who fill up
after the arrow drops below
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petroglyphs.
In a few lines the book covered directions and a description on Chevelon Canyon.
Good bait, too; the place once
headquartered the two millionacre Hashknife outfit. The clip
further quoted a visitor that the
Rock Art Ranch was the best
part of his trip to the state.
The weather suited a ranch
visit. South winds gusted so
fiercely that we needed to be
careful to open the car doors
facing the right direction.
Strange, the barn housing the
extensive Rock Art museum
withstood the gales without the
rattle and complaint that old
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The small house remaining
from the 15 line camps in the
Hashknife days seemed mighty
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closed. Compared to the semiweatherproof accommodations
shortgrass cowboys once
faced, it appeared the Arizona
hands could build a big enough
fire to warm the room. (Might
be able to draw the Hashknife
brand in dirt. Positive I can’t
on paper.)
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ranch permission to rebuild a
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dwelling. After the Native
Americans left (fled), the U.S.
Cavalry camped there to fight
the Apaches in the final battles.
Concentration on the guide
was difficult, fired by the arrowhead and pot collection in
the museum. (A square pot, of
all things.) The bare, windswept grounds looked perfect
to find a Cavalry button or a
Folsom point.
We traveled in separate vehicles. The guide and his dog
led the English couple and host
couple ahead of us. The wind
bedded buffalos down a short
distance from the road to the
canyon. I’d been intending to
eat a whole buffalo in one year
to honor my ancestors, but at
the time, it seemed better to
save that goal for around the
Mertzon Locker Plant the way
everyone carried on about the
bison herd.
Archaeologists think the ancient people found the water in
Chevelon from a big flat rock
on the ranch carved to point
toward the canyon for a map.
In such expanses, like vast
painted deserts to cross or
avoid, it sure made the discovery easy to appreciate.
But suddenly you view south
toward the Mongollon Rim far
on the horizon, to next climb
down onto the same steps the
ancients took to lead to the verdant stream banks and blackened cliff walls. The descent
slowed graybeards raised on
the 09 Divide.
On the canyon floor, the
guide and his dog sloshed
through shallow waters,
shaded by creek willows. A
slight ascent led to desert varnish-blackened walls curved
around the cliffs in a long, ancient art museum.
Here visitors can spend the
day or the night to explore and
study the petroglyphs. Neither
scholars nor the guide know
how many carved figures exist
on the walls. No one seems to
agree or know for sure how old
the petroglyphs are; the guide
speculated that the Hopi Indians might know the secret.
Alone, I listened in hopes
that imagination would recreate the shamans or tribes intent
upon scratching animal figures, disks, and human shapes
in the canyon attached to the
earth and the sky and the creek
waters. Once the guide’s dog
in the creek echoed spirits’ return. The windstorm on top
seemed far away, calmed by
the mysticism of the canyon.
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clean basis was at a standstill
last week, with no confirmed
sales and moderate demand.
Grease wool trading was
also at a standstill, with no confirmed sales and moderate demand. Domestic wool tags delivered to the buyer on a grease
basis, No. 1 brought 25-30 cents,
No. 2 15-20 cents and No. 3 5-10
cents.
Mohair trading activity was
at a standstill with no confirmed sales.
South Africa’s fifth Cape
mohair sale of the winter season had values for kid goat hair
unchanged, young goat, fine
adult and strong adult higher.
The offering totaled 270,650
pounds and 96.9 percent sold.
The exchange rate of the rand
was 7.68 U.S. The next sale
will be held November 17,
2009. In U.S. dollars per
pound, kid goat hair averaged
$7.32, down 22 cents, young
goat $4.75, up one cent, fine
adult $4.09, down one cent,
and strong adult $4.11, up nine
cents. Medium length kid hair
averaged $7.94, down 30
cents, young adult $5.07, up
eight cents, fine adult $4.20, up
one cent, and strong adult
$4.16, up eight cents.
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indicator closed up nine cents
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estimated at 49,313 bales. The
current exchange rate is .8976
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week and 640,000 for the same
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lower than the previous week
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from Triplett Cattle Company. weighing 75 pounds to John
Shirley of Albuquerque; these
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———————
James J. Russell of San
Angelo has bought 475 two
year-old heifers, at $165 for the
bred heifers and $150 per head
for the open heifers, from the
Trinchera Cattle Company at
Alamosa, Colorado. He also
bought 25 bulls from the same
ranch, and will put all these cattle
on his country near Magdalena,
New Mexico. The purchase was
made through H.B. Mayfield,
San Angelo livestock broker.
———————
50 YEARS AGO
T. W. Devenport of Wellington, Texas, bought 75 mixed
calves from John Birdwell of
Reed, Okla., at $28 and $30; these
calves were delivered last week
and averaged 370 pounds.
———————
The grand champion load of
steer calves at the annual
Clovis Cattle Festival last week
was shown by Buster Driggers
of Santa Rosa; they averaged
525 pounds and sold at $35.25
cwt. to Henry Steele of Montgomery, Ill. The top calves this
year averaged close to 75
pounds more than last year’s
grand champions and sold at
$10.25 per hundred less than
the $45.50 top last year.
———————
Ben Dechert, Junction,
bought and received this week
2000 feeder mutton lambs
weighing around 70 pounds at
$16 for clipped lambs, $17.50
for wooled lambs. The lambs
were bought in the Junction
area and will be placed on
fields and pastures in that area.
———————
Jack Drake, San Angelo,
bought and received this week
a load of 75 pound wooled
mutton lambs at $17 from V.L.
Butts, Christoval.
———————
Bill Goode of Seymour,
Texas, bought one load of steer
calves weighing 473 pounds at
$30 and 53 mixed calves
weighing 425 at $28.25 and
$30.50, delivered this week in
Amarillo, from Joe Powell of
Fort Sumner, N.M.
———————
45 YEARS AGO
Billy Brewster, Dalhart, sold
235 heifer yearlings weighing 570
pounds at $17.75 to Burlington
Cattle Co., Burlington, Okla., delivered Oct. 26; also 275 steer
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$18.75 to Cecil Cornelius of
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———————
Al Gallo, Dalhart, sold 800
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625 pounds at $18.50 with a
10 percent cut at $16, delivered
last week to Cecil Cornelius,
Denver order buyer; also 400
steer yearlings weighing 550575 at $18, delivered last week
to a Colorado feeder.
———————
Cotton McDade, Clayton,
N.M., this week received 385
Hereford cows, ages five to
nine years, weighing 983
pounds net at $11.50 cwt., and
15 bulls, six to eight years old,
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Spring Creek Cattle Co. Ranch
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$5 per head till Nov. 30 and then
will be shipped to California for
a couple of years’ use.
———————
Frank Ortiz y Davis of
Galisteo, N.M., sold 120 yearling heifers at $16.25 with a
few cut out, and 170 yearling
steers weighing 625 pounds at
$19 with a 10 percent cut at
$17 to California feeders, delivered last week.
———————
40 YEARS AGO
Ninety-eight bulls averaged
$598 Monday in the Concho
Hereford Assn. sale, $81 more
than last year. Top price,
$2500, was paid by Mrs. Dorothea Griffin, Lawn, and Weldon Edwards, Clyde, for 30
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Cumbie, Bronte. Floyd Prather, Comanche, sold FWP Mill
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J.D. and Joyce Jordan, Mason,
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$1100 to Reed Bros., Sterling
City. Case Ranch, Eldorado,
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Lawrence Fitzner, Logan,
N.M., sold 37 Hereford heifer
and steer calves weighing 400
and 450 pounds at $31 and $35
to an out-of-state buyer.
———————
Cecil Cornelius, Amarillo,
bought 417 choice Hereford steer
calves weighing 297 pounds at
$45 cwt. and received them last
week in the Medicine Bow,
Wyo. area.
———————
Parker Cattle Co., Wayside,
bought 185 choice Hereford
steer calves weighing 427
pounds at $34.50, received this
week from Ed Reed, Claude.
———————
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to compete in the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City
June 14. Heading the list and a
cinch for all-around championship is Larry Mahan, Brooks,
Ore., who now has won a
record $54,434 for the season
and will tie Oklahoma’s Jim
Shoulders in winning four consecutive all-around championships. Mahan is the only cowboy
to qualify in the top 15 in all
three riding events, which he
has done each year since 1966.
———————
35 YEARS AGO
Potter Craig, Clovis, N.M.,
bought in the Kenna, N.M. area
550 choice native Hereford
heifers weighing 650 pounds at
$27.50.
———————
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cattle feeding has been the
longest in the industry’s history, said Glenn Deen, Dumas,
president of the Texas Cattle
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annual convention at Amarillo.
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———————
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———————
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———————
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———————
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B. Raymond Evans, Tulia,
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———————
Fred Vanderburg Sr., Pampa, sold to an Oklahoma buyer
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———————
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214 steers, 1125 lbs., 60-65%
choice, $64.
———————
Bueno Vista Ranch, Bueno
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400 pounds at $105.
———————
National Livestock Commission Co., Oklahoma City,
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pounds at $92.55; 47 choice
steer calves weighing 437 at
$91.50; 92 No. 1 Okie steers
weighing 555 at $83.50; 84
similar steers weighing 466 at
$81.35; 111 No. 1 heifers
weighing 423 at $78.35.
———————
25 YEARS AGO
Dennis Luce, Roy, N.M.,
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760 pounds at $64.
———————
Lymon Graham, Caprock,
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weighing 750 pounds at $63.
———————
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sold for $3.859 per pound,
about 55,000 pounds of yearling $4.519 and about 40,000
pounds of kid $5.561.
———————
Colorado Beef, Lamar, Colo.:
360 steers, 1125 lbs., 70%
choice, $62.50; 381 heifers,
975 lbs., 70% choice, $61.
———————
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———————
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———————
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Moorhouse-Eastern Livestock Co., Iowa Park, bought
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steers weighing 625 pounds at
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weighing 575 at $81.50.
———————
Concho Livestock Co., San
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———————
Deb Crockett, Crockett Cattle Connection, Bowie, sold on
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also 117 quarter to half cross
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3K Cattle Feeders, Hereford: 117 heifers, 1000 lbs.,
65% choice, $74.50.
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Nortex Feedlot Co., Dalhart: 601 steers, 1200 lbs., 5560% choice, $74.50.
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15 YEARS AGO
XIT Feeders, Dalhart: 239
heifers, 1000 lbs., $70; 596
steers, 1150 lbs., $70.
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Nortex Feedlot Co., Dalhart: 346 steers, 1175 lbs., 50%
choice, $70; 142 heifers, 1050
lbs., 50% choice, $70.
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Ty Jones Cattle Co., Canyon, bought for May delivery
in New Mexico 450 No. 1 Okie
and exotic steers to weigh 775
pounds at a price to be determined by the futures board.
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PACO Feed Yard, Friona:
250 heifers, 1100 lbs., 50%
choice, $69.50.
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10 YEARS AGO
Brown Cattle Co., Abilene,
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and black whiteface, weighing
417 pounds at $93 f.o.b.; to
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Brahman cross steers and bulls
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of similar steers and bulls
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calves weighing 461 at $83.79
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steers weighing 779 at $71.22.
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Vann-Roach Cattle Co., Fort
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delivery four loads of No. 1
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November 5, 2009
Livestock Weekly
Champion Feeders, Hereford: 228 heifers, 1125 lbs.,
$69.50; 644 steers, 1175-1225
lbs., $69.
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McLean Feedyard, McLean:
141 heifers, 1080 lbs., $69.
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5 YEARS AGO
The Texas Cattle Feeders
Association counted 74,516
head of fed cattle on area
showlists, up 5734 head. Captives
were up 1546 head at 36,688.
Midwest terminals reported
moderate sales at anywhere
from $77 to $81, bulk $79-80.
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There were 500 slaughter
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period last year.
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The 10th annual Wehrmann-Donnell bull sale offered
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bulls that sold for an average
of $4406 per head. The highselling bull brought $20,000 from
Enyart Mitchell, Pine Tree Ranch,
Coushatta, La., and Ken Maddox,
Maddox Twin Lakes Ranch,
Fairfield, Texas.
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Ty Brown, Abilene, and JCO
Livestock Co., Montoya,
Texas, sold on a delivered basis to Texas Panhandle buyers
one load of fleshy No. 1½ to
toppy No. 2 Okie and crossbred
feeder heifers weighing 467
pounds at $101.69, also a short
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