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Record Heifers
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon May 12, 2014 10:37 AM CDT

Replacement heifers continue to climb in value as producers look to rebuild herds and replace older cows this season. This year's Show-Me-Select sale at Fruitland Livestock Auction reported record prices with an average take of $2,644 per head across 136 bred heifers.

Roger Eakins, southeastern coordinator for the Show-Me-Select (SMS) heifer development program in Missouri, said AI-bred heifers and their Tier 2 heifers were highly sought after during this recent sale. One lot of four commercial heifers brought an average price of $3,200 each.

A regular contributor to the sale, Masters Farm, supplied 29 of the 136 heifers sold. Masters ...

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