Holstein Springer Values Inching Back Upward

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After months of price stagnation and decline, Holstein springer values finally gained a little ground in the past month. Springer prices increased, if ever-so-slightly, in all reported markets except California. While still well below the cost of production, these values shifting upward is a hopeful sign that replacement demand and revenue will continue to improve into 2020. Meanwhile, Holstein heifer (and bull) calves remain at bargain-basement prices at around $20 per head. 

 

            

Springing Heifers

 Heifer Calves

Location (sale date)

Supreme/Top

Approved/Medium

90-120 pounds

Turlock, Calif. (12-27-19)

$1,275-1,425

 $1,025-1,250

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Stratford, Wis. (1-6-20)

$900-1,100

$500-650 

$10-25

Jerome, Idaho (12-18-19)

$1,110-1,400

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New Holland, Pa. (12-18-19)

$900-1,275

$500-875

       $19-25

 
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