: West Central Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale: Kingsville- Kingsville Livestock Auction 11/30/2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Receipts:  291    Year Ago:  287    

   Coordinated by Show-Me-Select Board with 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 61 percent artificially bred.  These heifers were expected
to calve from January 12th thru April 23th, 2014, with projected calving
dates given for each lot of heifers.  Flesh condition was mostly in
upper moderate to low fleshy.  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.  There was a full house on hand with many 
folks standing in the halls for the sale.  Ninety Seven lots totaling 
291 head sold with an average weight of 1082 lbs and an average price of 
2083.00 per head. That was 7 lbs heavier and 130.00 dollars per head more 
than last year’s averages of 1075 lbs and 1953.00 dollars per head. The 
top lot was an individual 1125 lb red white faced heifer owned by an eleven 
year old first year consigner which sold for 2650.00; eight other lots sold 
from 2400.00 to 2500.00 per head.

   Replacement Bred Heifers:  Large 1-2  1100-1166 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, 
2200.00-2400.00 per head.  Medium and Large 1  816-1303 lbs, 2nd and 3rd 
stage, 2100.00-2400.00, few fancy lots some being tier 2 heifers 2400.00-
2500.00, ind 2650.00 per head.  Medium and Large 1-2  816-1210 lbs, 2nd 
and 3rd stage, 1950.00-2250.00, few tier 2 or fetal sexed 2200.00-2300.00 
per head.  Medium and Large 2  917-1113 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, 1700.00-
1900.00 per head.  Medium 1-2  927-1122 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, 1800.00-
1950.00 per head. 

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