Heifer prices up in Texas, down in Wisconsin

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Texas was the bright spot in the dairy heifer markets this month, with top-quality Holstein springers up from $1,125-1,500 last month to $1,200-1,575 this month. Springer prices remained steady throughout the rest of the country, with the exception of Wisconsin. Top-quality heifers there fell from $1,400-1,600 last month to $1,250 to 1,500 this month, possibly due to increasingly dry conditions in the upper Midwest.  Calf prices also fell slightly in Wisconsin and more precipitously in Pennsylvania, down from $200-240 last month to $170-200 this month.

 

 
Springing heifers
Heifer calves
 Location (sale date)
Supreme/top grade
Approved/medium grade
90-120 pounds
Turlock, Calif. (6/29/12)
$1,300-$1,525
$1,100-$1,275
NR
Stratford, Wis. (7/3/12)
$1,250-$1,500
$1,000-$1,250
$140-$200
Sulphur Springs, Texas (6/28/12)
$1,200-$1,575
$900-$1,200
$80-$270
New Holland, Pa. (6/27/12)
$1,475-$1,575
$1,100-$1,425
$170-$200


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