Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 6
June 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 Mammoth Cave Kentucky Dairy Sale is available as a free download at
http://agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/heifers/heiferprices.xls

Here are links to the latest monthly Missouri dairy sales:

Norwood - Producers Auction Yards-- June 9, 2005

Demand very good, supply moderate with near 10 percent springer heifers,
25 percent bred heifers, 35 percent open heifers, 01 percent fresh heifers and
cows, 01 percent milking cows, 05 percent bred and springer cows, and 07
percent calves.

Holsteins unless noted otherwise.Springer Heifers: Supreme 1900.00-2125.00, Crossbreds few 1750.00-1875.00; Approved 1725.00-1875.00, Jerseys few 1425.00-1450.00, Crossbreds few 1400.00- 1700.00; Medium 1400.00-1675.00; Common 750.00-1200.00, Crossbreds 650.00- 1150.00.

Bred four to six months: Supreme 1900.00-2225.00, Crossbreds 1700.00-
1875.00; Approved 1700.00-1890.00, Crossbreds 1450.00-1675.00; Medium
1350.00-1700.00, Crossbreds 900.00-1400.00; Common 825.00-1300.00.

Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center-- June 27, 2005

Demand good, supply was heavy with near 15 percent springer heifers,
20 percent bred heifers, 35 percent open heifers, 02 percent fresh heifers
and cows, 02 percent milking cows, 08 percent bred and springer cows, and
05 percent calves. Holsteins unless noted otherwise.

Springer Heifers: Supreme 1900.00-2400.00, Jerseys 1725.00-2000.00,
Crossbreds 1650.00-1900.00; Approved 1675.00-1875.00, Jersey indiv 1450.00,
Crossbreds 1400.00-1450.00; Medium 1400.00-1675.00; Common 900.00-1375.00,
Crossbreds 725.00-1100.00.

Bred four to six months: Supreme 1885.00-2350.00, Jerseys few 1625.00-
1710.00, Crossbreds 1700.00-1870.00; Approved 1685.00-1875.00, Crossbreds
1225.00-1675.00; Medium 1400.00-1675.00; Common 1050.00-1325.00.


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