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Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 2/28/12

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Receipts:  629    Last Month:  720    Year ago:  500

   Demand moderate to good, supply moderate with near 23 percent Springer
heifers, 11 percent bred heifers, 33 percent open heifers, 03 percent Fresh
heifers and cows, 03 percent Milking cows, 07 percent Springer and bred cows
and 05 percent baby calves.  The slaughter cow trade is strong and many of the
heavy weight Common and Medium grade bred cows and heifers were weighed up to
Packer and feeder Buyers.  Holsteins unless noted otherwise.  Prices per head.

   Springer heifers bred seven to nine months:
   Supreme - 1340.00-1460.00, Crossbreds 1300.00-1325.00
   Approved -1150.00-1360.00, Crossbreds 1010.00-1125.00
   Medium -   850.00-1210.00, Crossbreds 910.00-1000.00
   Common -   670.00-935.00, Crossbred couple 750.00

   Heifers bred three to six months:
   Supreme - 1280.00-1425.00
   Approved -1000.00-1300.00, Crossbreds 1010.00-1050.00
   Medium -   790.00-1000.00, Crossbreds 825.00-960.00, Jerseys 650.00-1000.00
   Common - ind 600.00

   Heifers bred one to three months:
   Approved - ind 1010.00, pkg registered 1140.00, pkg Crossbreds 835.00
   Medium - 850.00-920.00, Crossbreds 610.00-660.00
   Common - 610.00-710.00

   Open Heifers:
   Approved - couple 248 lbs 575.00, couple 233 lbs Crossbred 375.00
              couple 320 lbs 510.00, 350-400 lbs Crossbreds 440.00-490.00
                                     pkg 365 lbs Jerseys 650.00
              425-475 lbs 680.00-740.00, Jerseys 570.00-660.00
              400-500 lbs Crossbreds 470.00-570.00
              545-575 lbs 710.00-790.00
              625-700 lbs 790.00-895.00
              700-800 lbs 840.00-880.00
              pkg 833 lbs 910.00
   Medium and Approved mixed
              400-460 lbs 580.00-630.00, 400-500 lbs Crossbreds 430.00-490.00
              pkg 568 lbs Crossbreds 560.00
              600-700 lbs Crossbreds 590.00-680.00
              couple 815 lbs Crossbreds 770.00
   Medium     220-265 lbs couple Jerseys 270.00-300.00

   Replacement Cows:
   Fresh Heifers and Cows:
   Approved - 1100.00-1450.00, Crossbreds ind 1125.00
   Medium -    850.00-975.00, ind Jersey 900.00
   Common -    700.00-950.00

   Milking Cows:
   Medium - 800.00-1000.00, Crossbreds 725.00-900.00

   Springer Cows:
   Supreme - 1335.00-1500.00
   Approved - 1150.00-1335.00
   Medium -   scarce
   Common -    885.00-1150.00

   Cows Bred three to six months:
   Supreme Crossbred ind 1450.00
   Medium - 900.00-925.00

   Baby Calves:
   Holstein heifers - scarce
   Crossbred heifers - scarce
   Holstein bulls - 140.00-190.00
   Crossbreds bulls - 160.00-220.00
   Jersey - 75.00-100.00

Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Springfield, MO
         Rick Huffman, Market Reporter 573-751-5618
         24 hour Market Report 573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS131.txt

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