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Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 8/28/12

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Receipts:  653    Last Month:  774    Year ago:  497

   Demand and supply moderate with near 17 percent bred and Springer heifers, 36
percent open heifers, 05 percent Fresh heifers and cows, 15 percent Milking and
bred cows and 06 percent baby calves.  Two dispersals provided a nice offering
of mature milking cows.  Replacement Buyer interest was limited to only the
top end with the balance being weighed up to packer buyers.  The drought
continues to be a real hardship for all in animal agriculture.  Holsteins
unless noted otherwise.  Prices per head.

   Springer heifers bred seven to nine months:
   Supreme - 1275.00-1390.00
   Approved -1050.00-1275.00, Crossbreds 875.00-1000.00
   Medium -   675.00-1025.00

   Heifers bred three to six months:
   Approved - 950.00-1225.00, Crossbreds 800.00-975.00
   Medium - 575.00-850.00, Crossbreds 625.00-800.00

   Heifers bred one to three months:
   Supreme - 1100.00-1190.00
   Approved - 875.00-1070.00

   Open Heifers:
   Approved - 155-165 lbs 280.00-335.00
              pkg 279 lbs 340.00
              pkg 308 lbs Jerseys 360.00
              pkg 365 lbs 435.00, 375-390 lbs Crossbreds 310.00-350.00
              420-435 lbs Crossbreds 400.00-430.00
              445-500 lbs 480.00-500.00, couple 475 lbs Jerseys 575.00
              500-600 lbs 545.00-630.00, couple 508 lbs Crossbreds 480.00
                                         couple 563 lbs Jerseys 620.00
              600-700 lbs 635.00-680.00
              720-725 lbs 720.00-725.00
              few 885 lbs 780.00-840.00
   Medium and Approved mixed
              360-400 lbs 420.00-435.00
              700-715 lbs 670.00-680.00
   Medium     pkg 260 lbs Crossbreds 310.00
              330-400 lbs 325.00-355.00
              420-450 lbs 390.00-425.00
              475-490 lbs Crossbreds 420.00-430.00
              Few 515 lbs Crossbreds 360.00-430.00
              pkg 627 lbs Jerseys 525.00, pkg 678 lbs Crossbreds 580.00

   Replacement Cows:
   Fresh:
   Supreme - couple Crossbreds 1325.00
   Approved - 900.00-1200.00, Crossbreds 1025.00-1200.00
   Medium - 750.00-985.00, Crossbreds 825.00-900.00

   Milking:
   Supreme - 1250.00-1300.00
   Approved - 975.00-1175.00
   Medium - 675.00-975.00

   Springer Cows:
   Supreme - 1225.00-1275.00
   Approved - 1000.00-1225.00, Crossbreds 1025.00-1225.00
   Medium - couple Jerseys 730.00

   Second Stage Cows:
   Supreme - 1100.00-1250.00
   Approved - 940.00-1080.00
   Medium - 775.00-930.00

   Baby Calves:
   Holstein heifers - couple 210.00, small 95.00-155.00
   Holstein bulls - 70.00-95.00, small 40.00-75.00
   Crossbred bulls - 65.00-115.00, small 45.00-50.00

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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