Positive trend continues

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Holstein springer heifer values continue to climb throughout most of the country, with prices steady to slightly lower in Texas.  Springer values also are on par to considerably higher nationwide, compared to year-ago levels.  Last December, top-quality springers in Pennsylvania were bringing $1,525-1,750, compared to $1,700-1,950 today.  Current Holstein heifer calf prices also are steady to higher nationwide, with the highest values also found in Pennsylvania.

 

 
Springing heifers
Heifer calves
 Location (sale date)
Supreme/top grade
Approved/medium grade
90-120 pounds
Turlock, Calif. (11/22/13)
$1,450-1,700
$1,100-1,425
NR
Stratford, Wis. (12/4/13)
$1,300-1,650
$1,000-1,275
$75-145
Sulphur Springs, Texas (11/7/13)
$1,150-1,425
$900-1,150
$75-275
New Holland, Pa. (12/4/13)
$1,700-1,950
$1,525-1,650
$130-165


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