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Jefferson City, MO Mon Dec 10, 2018 MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News
Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale
F and T Livestock Market, Palmyra, MO 12/8/18
Receipts: 239 Year Ago: 224
Coordinated by: Northeast Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association
in cooperation with Missouri Show-Me-Select Heifers, Inc, University
of Missouri Extension, MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Missouri
Cattlemen's Association, and Missouri Department of Agriculture.
All Heifers in the sale have met minimum standards for reproductive
soundness, pelvic size, body condition and weight. They have also
undergone a comprehensive health program, and were guaranteed bred
to easy calving bulls, with many synchronized and artificially bred.
Projected calving dates were given for all lots with the heifers
expected to calve from mid-January thru April, with the majority due in
February and March. The offering was screened for blemishes,
muscle thickness, frame, body condition score (BCS), and disposition by
a final screening committee comprised of official graders from the
Missouri Department of Agriculture and USDA, then sorted into lots
according to calving dates and body type similarity. A full house was
on hand on a cold but sunny Saturday afternoon. Demand was moderate to
good with the sale averaging 1880.00 per head on 79 lots. This was
238.00 per head lower than last year?s fall average.
Replacement Bred Heifers: Medium to Mostly Large 1-2 1050-1400 lbs
2nd and 3rd stages preg 1700.00-2100.00 per head, several packages
mostly reputation and including some registered heifers 1250-1400 lbs
and Mostly 3rd period preg 2100.00-2450.00 per head, with a couple
packages topping the sale at 2725.00-2800.00 per head. Medium 1-2
950-1200 lbs 2nd and 3rd stages preg 1450.00-1650.00 per head.
Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Palmyra, MO
Steve Disselhorst, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
24 hour recorded report, 573-522-9244