Fruitland Replacement Heifer Sale (Seasonal)
USDA - Mon Dec 03, 8:37AM CST
JC_LS162
Jefferson City, MO     Mon Dec 03, 2018    MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News 

Southeast Missouri Show-Me Select Replacement Heifer Sale
Fruitland-Fruitland Livestock Auction    12/1/2018
 
Receipts:  64    Last May:  135

   Coordinated by Show Me Select Board with University Extension, Commercial 
Agriculture Program, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Missouri Cattlemen 
Association and Missouri Dept of Agriculture. 

   Heifers in this sale have met minimum standards for reproductive soundness, 
pelvic size, frame size, muscle thickness, body condition, and weight. They 
have undergone a comprehensive health program, and are guaranteed bred, high 
percentage were fetal sexed. There are 15 Tear 2 AI bred heifers. Approximately 
45 percent of the offering were Teir 2 Show Me Select heifers. This means that 
they have met requirements and are out high accuracy sires. Several herds have 
8 to 9 generations of stacked pedigrees. Several consignors feed their cattle 
and get top premium at U.S. Premium Beef on steers mates. All heifers are 
expected to calve from late January to late March. Within the offering, 14 
head of Registered Angus, Registered Red Angus and Registered Simmentals. 
Heifers were graded and sorted into uniform lots according to projected calving 
dates and body type similarity.  Demand was higher than our May sale with a 
smaller than average of cattle producers attending. 

   Supply consisted of 64 bred heifers from 9 producers, in 35 lots selling 
to 15 different buyers, with a sale average of $2099.00 per head. There were 15 
head of Teir 2-AI bred heifers, with an average sale price of $2223.00; 14 head 
Teir 2 natural bred heifers, with an average price of $1879.00; 16 head Teir 1-
AI bred heifers, with an average price $2238.00; 19 Teir 1 natural bred heifers, 
with an average price $2047.00, $2231.00 was the average price of all AI bred 
and $1976.00 average of natural bred heifers.

   Replacement Heifers:   Large 1, 1083-1400 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1900.00-
$2500.00 per head. Large 1-2  Reg. Angus, Reg. Red Angus and Reg. Simmentals, 
1050-1310 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage $1900.00-$2950.00 per head. Medium and Large 1-2, 
1025-1237 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage $1850.00-$2300.00 per head.  Medium 1, few 1010-
1115 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1600.00-$2100.00 per head.

Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Fruitland, MO
        Dennis Nagel, Market Reporter, (573) 751-4339
        24 hour State Wide report, 1-573-522-9244
        www.ans.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS162.txt

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