Strong and steady

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Demand for springer heifers remains strong nationwide, with prices increasing or remaining steady in all four monitored locations. The brightest spot is Texas, where springer prices received as much as a 30 percent bump compared to last month, and are considerably higher than they were there a year ago. For example, approved/medium springers in Texas were $600-$1,075 last April, compared to $1,000-$1,175 this year. Equity Livestock at Stratford, Wis., also reported a huge crowd at its April 2 auction, with strong demand for springers. Heifer calf prices were steady with month-ago levels.

 
Springing heifers
Heifer calves
 Location (sale date)
Supreme/top grade
Approved/medium grade
90-120 pounds
Turlock, Calif. (3/29/13)
$1,300-$1,600
$1,050-$1,275
NR
Stratford, Wis. (4/2/13)
$1,300-$1,550
$850-$1,275
$50-$145
Sulphur Springs, Texas (3/21/13)
$1,200-$1,460
$1,000-$1,175
$75-$340
New Holland, Pa. (4/3/13)
$1,350-$1,525
$1,200-$1,325
$100-$125


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