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Springfield dairy heifer sale


The Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield, Mo., reported receipts of 742 head Oct. 23, compared to 614 head last week and 903 head last year, according to the Missouri Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, Mo.

Demand was good, supply moderate with near 23% bred and springer heifers,19% open heifers, 6% fresh heifers and cows, 13% milking cows, 25% bred and springer cows and 5% baby calves. Three complete dispersals were in the offering providing a good selection of replacement Holstein milking cows. The herds were from family operations that had been in the dairy business for several generations. They represented years and years of AI breeding or used herd bulls from a reputation dairy in southwest Missouri. Holsteins unless noted otherwise. Prices per head.

Springer heifers: Bred seven to nine months, Supreme 1375.00 to 1550.00. Approved 1125.00 to 1325.00, Crossbreds 900.00 to 1130.00. Medium 910.00 to 1135.00, Crossbreds 810.00 to 950.00. Common Crossbreds 610.00 to 850.00. Heifers bred three to six months, Supreme 1400.00 to 1475.00. Approved 1075.00 to 1275.00. Medium 800.00 to 1075.00, Crossbreds 735.00 to 835.00, couple Jersey's 890.00 to 900.00. Common 490.00 to 830.00, Crossbreds 695.00 to 700.00. Heifers bred one to three months, Medium Crossbreds 725.00 to 775.00, Jersey's 700.00 to 825.00. Common Crossbreds 450.00 to 700.00, Jersey's package 650.00.

Open heifers: Approved package 171 lbs., 260.00; package 208 lbs., 345.00, Crossbreds package 295 lbs., 375.00; 300 to 375 lbs., 400.00 to 460.00, Jersey's couple 358 lbs., 375.00; 425 to 475 lbs., 520.00 to 560.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 560.00 to 625.00, Crossbreds 500.00 to 560.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 700.00 to 750.00, Crossbreds 575.00 to 710.00. Medium and Approved mix package 627 lbs., 600.00. Medium 265 to 270 lbs., Crossbreds 280.00 to 300.00.

Replacement cows: Fresh, Supreme 1450.00 to 1575.00. Approved 1125.00 to 1375.00. Medium 900.00 to 1100.00. Common 775.00 to 860.00. Milking cows, open to short bred, Supreme 1450.00 to 1600.00. Approved 1075.00 to 1375.00. Medium 785.00 to 1125.00. Common 725.00 to 820.00. Milking cows, second stage of pregnancy, Supreme 1300.00 to 1500.00. Approved 1075.00 to 1325.00. Medium 970.00 to 1025.00. Common 850.00 to 925.00. Springer cows, Supreme 1375.00 to 1600.00. Approved 1075.00 to 1350.00, couple Jersey's 1000.00 to 1075.00. Medium 885.00 to 1075.00. Common couple Jersey's 775.00.

Baby calves: Holstein heifers 170.00 to 220.00, small 110.00 to 170.00. Crossbred heifers couple 170.00 to 175.00. Holstein bulls 120.00 to 190.00, small 85.00 to 120.00. Crossbred bulls 100.00 to 160.00.

Date: 11/5/2012



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