Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 4, Number 4
April 2004

Dairy Heifer Price Outlook

Higher milk prices and tighter heifer supplies likely mean higher replacement prices throughout 2004.

Check the Heifers web page on the Missouri Dairymen's Resource Guide for the latest heifer prices in Missouri and around the country.

For some historical perspective on dairy replacement costs, below is a graph of the USDA's recorded replacement prices in the US and Missouri since 1988.

James Coomer, MU Commercial Agriculture Dairy Nutritionist, has put together an historical price excel spreadsheet of the Mammouth Cave Dairy Sale (Smith Grove, KY), dairy heifer prices by weight range. To download the data spreadsheet in excel, just click on HEIFER PRICE SPREADSHEET

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