West Central Missouri Show-Me Select Replacement Heifer Sale: Kingsville- Kingsville Livestock Auction 11/28/09

Monday, March 1, 2010

Receipts:  149    Year Ago:  152    Two Years Ago:  111

   Coordinated by University of Missouri Extension, University of
Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program, MU College of Veterinary
Medicine, Missouri Cattlemen's Association and Missouri Department
of Agriculture.

   All heifers having 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 50 percent artificially bred.  These heifers were expected
for the most part to calve from January 30 thru April 13 2010, with
projected calving dates given for each lot of heifers.  Majority of these
heifers (81 percent) were black and black baldies, with 19 percent red,
or red baldies.  Supply was made up of mostly Medium and Large 1ís and
1-2ís and Large 1ís.  Demand was good to very good with good attendance.
The offering was screened for blemishes, graded, and body condition scored
(BCS) by a final screening committee, comprised of official graders from
the Missouri Dept of Agriculture and USDA, then sorted into lots according
to calving dates and body type similarity where permissible.  Forty nine
lots totaling 149 head sold with an average weight of 1169 lbs and an
average price of 1180.00 per head compared to 1131 lbs and 1326.00 per
head last year.  Quality was very good.  Flesh condition was mostly in
upper moderate to low fleshy.  Demand was also very good.

   Replacement Bred Heifers: Large 1  3rd stage, 1144-1350 lbs, 1175.00-
1400.00; 2nd stage, 1145-1385 lbs, 1150.00-1325.00 per head.  Medium and
Large 1  3rd stage, 1122-1225 lbs, 1100.00-1300.00 per head.  Medium and
Large 1-2  3rd stage, 991-1099 lbs, 1025.00-1250.00 per head.  Medium and
Large 1  2nd stage, 952-1335 lbs, 1035.00-1235.00 per head.  Large 1-2
2nd and 3rd stage, 1145-1340 lbs, 1000.00-1200.00 per head.

Source:  Missouri Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Kingsville, MO
         Richard L Kramer, Market Reporter (573)751-5618
         24 hour recorded market report (573) 522-9244

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