Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 9
September 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 the links to the latest monthly Missouri dairy sales:

Norwood - Producers Auction Yards - 9/08/05

Demand good, supply moderate with near 10 percent springer heifers, 24
percent bred heifers, 27 percent open heifers, 01 percent fresh heifers
and cows, 07 percent bred and springer cows, and 12 percent calves.
Holsteins unless noted otherwise.

Springer Heifers: Supreme 2000.00-2275.00; Approved 1650.00-1950.00,
Jerseys 1560.00-1800.00, Crossbreds couple 1725.00-1750.00; Medium 1325.00
-1650.00; Common 625.00-1100.00.

Bred four to six months: Supreme 1960.00-2275.00; Approved 1700.00-
1910.00, Jerseys 1500.00-1700.00, Crossbreds 1550.00-1850.00; Medium
1350.00-1750.00, Jerseys 1000.00-1225.00, Crossbreds 1350.00-1550.00;
Common 625.00-1025.00, Crossbreds 775.00-1025.00.

Shortbred: Supreme 1800.00-1860.00; Approved 1550.00-1775.00, Jerseys
1175.00-1375.00, Crossbreds 1420.00-1575.00; Medium 1150.00-1525.00,
Crossbreds 1000.00-1400.00; Common 735.00-1200.00.

Open: Approved 700-800 lbs 1400.00-1650.00; 600-700 lbs 1300.00-
1460.00; 500-600 lbs 1250.00-1400.00; 400-500 lbs 1190.00-1325.00,
Jerseys 1010.00-1310.00; 300-400 lbs 960.00-1190.00; 200-300 lbs Jerseys
700.00-840.00; Medium and Approved mixed pkg 823 lbs 1420.00; Medium pkg
778 lbs 1175.00; 600-700 lbs 1000.00-1300.00; 520-540 lbs 1000.00-
1270.00; 400-465 lbs 850.00-1080.00; 300-400 lbs 850.00-1040.00.

Replacement Cows: Heifers and cows fresh less than 30 days: Approved
individual 1775.00, Medium 1200.00-1525.00, Common couple 775.00-875.00.

Springers: Approved 1550.00-1875.00, Jerseys couple 1475.00-1525.00,
Crossbreds couple 1500.00-1575.00, Medium 1025.00-1350.00, individual
Jersey 1225.00, Crossbreds couple 1000.00-1225.00, Common 600.00-950.00.

Bred four to six months: Approved 1430.00-1825.00, couple Jerseys
1550.00-1575.00, Common 625.00-1100.00.


Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center - 9/27/05

Demand good, supply was heavy with near 10 percent springer heifers,
20 percent bred heifers, 45 percent open heifers, 02 percent fresh heifers
and cows, 03 percent milking cows, 05 percent bred and springer cows, and
04 percent calves. Holsteins unless noted otherwise.

Springer Heifers: Supreme 1900.00-2350.00, Jerseys few 1750.00-1800.00,
Crossbreds 1850.00-1875.00; Approved 1710.00-1880.00, Jerseys few 1525.00-
1650.00, Crossbreds 1400.00-1630.00; Medium 1500.00-1635.00, Jerseys few 1225.00- 1400.00, Crossbreds 1025.00-1220.00; Common 700.00-1230.00.

Bred four to six months: Supreme 1930.00-2375.00, Crossbreds few 1825.00-
1850.00; Approved 1610.00-1925.00, Jerseys few 1500.00-1685.00, Crossbreds
1500.00-1775.00; Medium 1200.00-1600.00, Jerseys 1050.00-1475.00, Crossbreds
1000.00-1425.00; Common 675.00-1190.00, Crossbreds 600.00-975.00.

Shortbreds: Supreme Jersey indv 1525.00, Crossbred indv 1500.00; Approved
1400.00-1760.00; Medium 1100.00-1235.00; Common Crossbreds 640.00-860.00.

Open Heifers: Approved 700-800 lbs Crossbreds 760.00-1010.00; 600-700 lbs
1230.00-1420.00; 500-600 lbs 1200.00-1350.00, Jerseys 900.00-1220.00, Crossbreds 720.00-1085.00; 400-500 lbs 1190.00-1330.00, Jerseys 950.00-1190.00, Crossbreds 725.00-900.00; 300-400 lbs 950.00-1170.00,Crossbreds 635.00-850.00; 200- 300 lbs 840.00-970.00; Medium 700-800 lbs few 870.00-880.00; 600-700 lbs 850.00-1120.00; 400-500 lbs few 1075.00-1085.00, Crossbreds 440.00-635.00; 300-400 lbs 700.00-875.00. Crossbreds 340.00-500.00; 200-300 lbs 540.00-785.00,
Crossbreds 360.00-475.00.

Replacement Cows: Heifers and cows fresh less than 30 days: Supreme indiv
1825.00; Approved few 1460.00-1480.00; Medium 1100.00-1375.00.

Milking cows: Supreme 1550.00-1725.00; Approved 1100.00-1510.00; Medium
650.00-825.00; Common 450.00-625.00.Springers: Supreme 1750.00-2025.00; Approved 1390.00-1680.00; Medium
1075.00-1375.00; Common 830.00-1020.00, Crossbreds 820.00-980.00.

Bred four to six months: Supreme 1690.00-1950.00; Approved 1275.00-1525.00;
Medium 820.00-1185.00.


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