Heifer prices high in Texas

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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)
$1,300-1,475
$1,100-1,325
NR
Stratford, Wis. (10/3/13)
$1,300-1,600
$1,000-1,275
$60-120
Sulphur Springs, Texas (9/19/13)
$1,150-1,860
$875-1,125
$50-250
New Holland, Pa. (9/18/13)
$1,400-1,500
$1,300-1,350
$80-110


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