Holstein Springer Values Inching Back Up

Holstein replacement heifers. ( Wyatt Bechtel )

A slight but positive upward trend continues in Holstein springer values this month.

No markets lost ground, and springer prices in Wisconsin made a particularly healthy jump of $400-500 per head.

This comes on the heels of reports that year-over-year U.S. mature dairy cow slaughter was up 15% in March and 3% in April.

At the same time, Holstein heifer calf prices remain in the cellar, with no reported markets reaching even $100 per head in the past month.

 

              

Springing Heifers

 Heifer Calves

Location (sale date)

Supreme/Top

Approved/Medium

90-120 pounds

Turlock, Calif. (5-24-19)

$1,200-1.350

 $1,000-1,175

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Stratford, Wis. (5-30-19)

$1,200-1,500

  $ 900-1,250

$ 35-90

Sulphur Springs, Texas (5-2-19)                          

$975-1,150

         $ 850-975

       $ 20-75

New Holland, Pa. (5-29-19)

$1,250-1,400

  $ 975-1,250

      $ 30-45

 
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