Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 6, Number 1
January 2006

Dairy Heifer Price Outlook

USDA's January 1 2006 inventory report showed a 1% increase in dairy cow numbers over 2005 levels.Total dairy replacement numbers are up 4% over January 2005 levels, but the number of replacement old enough to calve in 2006 is only up 3%.

Here are the links to the latest monthly Missouri dairy sales:
Norwood - Producers Auction Yards - 1/12/2006

Springer heifers:
Supreme - 1975.00-2225.00, Crossbreds 1800.00-2050.00
Approved 1800.00-1975.00, Crossbreds 1500.00-1750.00
Medium - 1475.00-1775.00
Common - 975.00-1300.00

Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center - 1/24/2006

Springer heifers:
Supreme - 2000.00-2375.00, Jerseys 1890.00-1970.00, Crossbreds 1800.00- 2150.00
Approved 1700.00-1990.00, Crossbreds 1325.00-1500.00
Medium - 1400.00-1680.00, Crossbreds 925.00-1275.00
Common - 985.00-1275.00, Crossbreds 500.00-900.00

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.


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