Not Many Bright Spots in Dairy Replacement Market

Not Many Bright Spots in Dairy Replacement Market

The price picture remains bleak for springing dairy heifers and baby heifer calves throughout most of the country.

Prices remained mostly unchanged to down this month, with springers as low as $500 per head and calves bottoming out at $15-20 per head.

In most markets, Holstein bull calves actually are bringing slightly more than heifers.

The lone uptick was in Pennsylvania, where springers jumped about $100 per head for the second consecutive month.


Springing Heifers

 Heifer Calves

Location (sale date)



90-120 pounds

Turlock, Calif. (11-16-18)



Stratford, Wis. (11-15-18)


  $ 500-575

$  20-70

Sulphur Springs, Texas (11-1-18)                          


       $  600-800

      $  35-80

New Holland, Pa. (11-28-18)


 $ 700-1,000

      $  15-25

Wyatt Bechtel
Sun, 12/09/2018 – 11:50


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Source: Dairy Herd