Jefferson City, MO Mon May 03, 2004 MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News
Southeast Missouri Show-Me Select Replacement Heifer Sale
Fruitland - Fruitland Livestock Auction 5/03/04
Receipts: 245 Year Ago: 208
Coordinated by Southeast Missouri Cattlemen's Association in cooperation
with University Extension, University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program,
MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Missouri Cattlemen Association
and Missouri Dept of Agriculture.
Heifers in this sale have met minimum standards for reproductive
soundness, pelvic size, frame size, muscle thickness, body condition,
and weight. They have undergone a comprehensive health program, and
are guaranteed bred. Many were artificially bred. All heifers are expected
to calve from late September thru November with projected dates given for each
lot of heifers. Offering was approximately 97 percent black and black white face
with a few red, and white heifers scattered throughout. Heifers were graded and
sorted into uniform lots according to projected calving dates and body type
similarity. A capacity crowd attended the sale with a lot of interest. Demand
Supply consisted of 245 bred heifers, in 84 lots selling to 32 different
buyers, average weight 947 lbs, with a sale average of $1392.00 per head.
There were 49 lots of AI bred heifers with an average sale price of $1413.00;
33 lots all natural bred heifers with an average price of $1364.00; 2 lots
of mixed AI and natural bred heifers with an average sale price of $1315.00.
Replacement Heifers: Large 1, 2nd stage $1350.00-$1425.00; fancy 1475.00-
$1650.00; Large 1-2, 2nd stage, $1225.00-$1400.00, fancy 1550.00-1750.00, few
fancy registered, $1650.00-$2000.00; Large 1-2, 1st and 2nd stage, 1150.00-
1300.00; Large 2, 2nd stage, $1225.00-$1325.00; Medium 1-2, 2nd stage, $1150.00-
$1300.00; Medium 2, 2nd stage, few $1150.00-$1225.00 per head.
Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Fruitland, MO
Dennis Nagel, Market Reporter, (573) 751-4339
24 hour State Wide report, 1-573-522-9244
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