Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 6, Number 5
May 2006

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 the website. A historical perspective (2002 to present) on heifer prices from the Mammoth Cave Sale can be seen in the following graph. The prices that are shown in this graph represent the high end of the prices reported for each classification.

Here is information on the latest monthly Missouri dairy sales.

Norwood, Missouri
on May 11, 2006
Price per Head
Springer heifers
$1,360 to $1,850
  Crossbreds
$1,200 to $1,650
Heifers bred 4 to 6 months
$1,280 to $1,830
  Crossbreds
$1,200 to $1,670
Shortbred heifers
$1300 to $1,525
  Crossbreds
$885 to $1,360
Open heifers (500 to 700 lbs) 
$990 to $1,220
  Crossbreds
$825 to $1,100
Source: Norwood Sale

Springfield, Missouri
on May 23, 2006
Price per Head
Springer heifers
$1,360 to $1,800
  Crossbreds
$900 to $1,420
Heifers bred 4 to 6 months
$1,330 to $1,910
  Crossbreds
$900 to $1,600
Shortbred heifers
$1310 to $1,600
Open heifers (500 to 700 lbs) 
$800 to $1,225
Source: Springfield Sale


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