Springers stable, calves reclaim lost ground

Prices for #1 Holstein springers haven't gone up much in the past month, but they haven't gone down, either.

Nationwide, replacement heifer prices are steady to a bit higher, still hovering at or slightly below the cost of production.

Holstein heifer calves, on the other hand, have taken a healthy upward bump this month, especially in Texas and Pennsylvania, where values nearly doubled. Both springer and calf prices are roughly on par with year-ago levels.

Springing heifers
Heifer calves

Location (sale date)
Supreme/top grade
Approved/medium grade
90-120 pounds
Turlock, Calif. (02/19/16)
Stratford, Wis. (02/24/16)
Sulphur Springs, Texas (02/18/16)
New Holland, Pa. (02/24/16)