Currently available prices indicate a softening of springer and heifer calf prices in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  California springer prices are steady to slightly up, while the high end for top-quality Holstein springers surged in Texas.  This month’s high was $1,860, compared to $1,475 last month.  That top-dollar figure is the highest springer price posted in Texas for more than two years. 

Springing heifers
Heifer calves
 Location (sale date)
Supreme/top grade
Approved/medium grade
90-120 pounds
Turlock, Calif. (9/13/13)
Stratford, Wis. (10/3/13)
Sulphur Springs, Texas (9/19/13)
New Holland, Pa. (9/18/13)