Heifer market steady, calves up slightly

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Springing heifer prices at four auction sites across the country were virtually unchanged compared to a month ago. Heifer calf prices strengthened in Wisconsin, with a floor of $110 compared to $40 last month. The heifer calf market in Pennsylvania currently is the most robust in the country, ranging from $220 to $260 per head.

 
Springing heifers
Heifer calves
 Location (sale date)
Supreme/top grade
Approved/medium grade
90-120 pounds
Turlock, Calif. (5/4/12)
$1,250-$1,600
$1,100-$1,225
NR
Stratford, Wis. (5/8/12)
$1,400-$1,600
$1,000-$$1,400
$40-$190
Sulphur Springs, Texas (5/3/12)
$1,100-$1,425
$800-$1,100
$75-$250
New Holland, Pa. (5/2/12)
$1,500-$1,575
    $1,250-$1,375
$220-$260


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