Joplin Replacement Heifer Sale (Seasonal)
Jefferson City, MO    Sat Nov 18, 2017    Mo Dept of Ag-USDA Market News

Southwest Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale
Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, MO   11/17/17

Receipts:  315     Year Ago:  364

   Sponsored by Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers, Inc., Division
of Animal Sciences, Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association
in cooperation with University Extension, Commercial Agriculture Program,
MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Missouri Cattlemen's Association and the
Missouri Department of Agriculture.

   All heifers in the sale had met minimum standards for reproductive
soundness, pelvic size, body condition and weight. A strict immunization
program had been followed including Brucellosis calf-hood vaccination and
tested negative for PI BVD. Heifers were bred to bulls meeting strict calv-
ing ease or birth weight EPDs. Many were synchronized and artificially bred.
A few were Tier Two and also some were genomic tested which appeared to add
value. Projected calving dates were given with all heifers expected to calve
from early January to April 30 and preg checked within 30 days of the sale. The
offering was screened for blemishes, muscle, frame, body condition score, and
disposition by a screening committee, consisting of official graders from the
Missouri Dept of Agriculture and USDA, then sorted into lots according to
calving dates and similar body types. There were 63 percent of the heifers
artificially bred, and 37 percent were naturally bred. Heifers in the offering
were in the 2nd and 3rd stage of pregnancy. The heifers were in very good
condition. Fifty percent of the heifers were black or black whiteface and fifty
percent were Red Angus or crosses. Sale time temperatures near 70 degrees helped
bring a standing room crowd to the sale. Sale average for the 315 head was
1867.00 which was 216.00 per head more than the November 2016 sale. The AI bred
heifers averaged 175.00 more per head than the natural bred heifers. The top
selling lot brought 2200.00 per head.

   Replacement Bred Heifers:  Large 1  2nd and 3rd stage 1080-1226 lbs 1900.00-
2200.00 per head. Large 1-2  2nd and 3rd stage 1117-1370 lbs 1500.00-1800.00
per head. Medium and Large 1  2nd and 3rd stage 1023-1150 lbs 1900.00-2200.00
per head. Medium and Large 1-2  2nd and 3rd stage 980-1117 lbs 1500.00-1800.00
per head. Medium 1  2nd and 3rd stage 893-1055 lbs 1750.00-2000.00 per head.
Medium 1-2  2nd and 3rd stage 917-980 lbs 1350.00-1750.00 per head.

Source:   Missouri Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Joplin, MO
          Don Kleiboeker Market Reporter, 573-751-4339
          24 hour recorded report, 1-573-522-9244