Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 5
May 2005

Dairy Heifer Price Outlook

Check the Heifers web page on the Missouri Dairymen's Resource Guide for the latest heifer prices in Missouri and around the country. An excel spreadsheet listing historical prices for dairy heifers by weight range at the Mammouth Cave Kentucky Dairy Sale is available as a free download.

Here are links to the latest monthly Missouri dairy sales:

Norwood - Producers Auction Yards-- Fri May 13, 2005
Springer Heifers: Supreme 1900.00-2175.00, Crossbreds few 1800.00-1925.00;
Approved 1725.00-1860.00, Crossbreds few 1660.00-1750.00; Medium 1525.00-
1700.00; Common 1050.00-1425.00, Crossbreds 900.00-1350.00.

Bred four to six months: Supreme 1900.00-2325.00, Crossbreds 1700.00- 2050.00; Approved 1700.00-1900.00, Crossbreds 1460.00-1680.00; Medium 1400.00-1650.00, Crossbreds 1000.00-1375.00; Common 1000.00-1390.00.

Shortbred: Supreme 1800.00-1825.00; Crossbred indiv 1775.00; Approved
1425.00-1775.00, Crossbreds 1250.00-1530.00; Medium 1300.00-1400.00,
Crossbreds 875.00-1190.00; Common 700.00-1260.00.

Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center-- Wed May 25, 2005
Demand moderate, supply was light with near 05 percent springer heifers, 15 percent bred heifers, 35 percent open heifers, 02 percent fresh heifers and cows, 06 percent bred and springer cows, and 10 percent calves. Holsteins unless noted otherwise.

Springer Heifers: Supreme 1950.00-2250.00, Jersey pair at 1700.00; Approved few 1750.00-1885.00, Jersey pair at 1325.00; Medium 1375.00-1650.00, Crossbreds 1100.00-1400.00; Common 840.00-1225.00.

Bred four to six months: Supreme 1900.00-2375.00, Jerseys 1500.00- 1780.00, Crossbreds 1680.00-1800.00; Approved 1650.00-1875.00, Crossbreds 1225.00-1560.00; Medium 1340.00-1600.00, Crossbreds 830.00-1125.00; Common
800.00-1225.00.


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