At most recent auctions, prices of springer heifers were generally a little weaker compared to the previous month. The exception was the Turlock, Calif. auction where top-end springer heifers topped out at $1,800. Prices for dairy heifers calves were mostly unchanged from last month, topping out at $150 to $160 at the Stratford, Wis., and Sulphur Springs, Texas, locations, reports Greg Scheer, dairy analyst with Doane Advisory Services in St. Louis, Mo.

 

 
Springing heifers
Heifer calves
 Location (sale date)
Supreme/top grade
Approved/medium grade
90-120 pounds
Turlock, Calif. (12/2/11)
$1,500-$1,800
$1,300-$1,485
NR
Stratford, Wis. (12/6/11
$1,200-$1,475
$950-$1,200
$80-$160
Sulphur Springs, Texas (12/1/11)
$1,000-$1,375
$700-$1,000
$45-$150
New Holland, Pa. (11/30/11)
$1,500-$1,575
    $1,350-$1,450
NR