Cattle at Sale

Strong bred heifer demand at Kirksville Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale

At the recent Kirksville Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, 135 heifers averaged $1,952. Despite the current volatility in the cattle market, buyers were willing to invest in the future, said Zac Erwin, sale coordinator. “I had a feeling the demand was out there but wasn’t quite sure how all the outside factors would affect the market […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Livestock symposium in Kirksville to feature speakers to help farmers gain cow-herd profits

Farmers hearing beef focus talks at the Missouri Livestock Symposium will take home tips to use. Beef is just one track in the annual meeting, Dec. 6-7 in Kirksville. Eric Bailey and Jordan Thomas, University of Missouri Extension beef specialists, usually team up to teach heifer care. Now they’ll tell about feeding and breeding cows […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Show-Me-Select spring heifer sales set at four auction barns across Missouri

Spring sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers are set in four auction barns across the state in April, May, and June. Spring sales offer bred replacement heifers for fall-calving herds, says Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.  All heifers sold meet strict standards taught in MU Extension’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Only owners enrolled […]

Cows

Show-Me-Select sales offer records on quality beef heifer replacements

Replacement heifers to upgrade cow-calf herds will be offered in six Show-Me-Select sales this fall. Also, owners can restock cow herds culled in the drought. With strength in beef demand and rains growing pastures, herd owners can rebuild. Dry weather’s impact on forages had farmers concerned. “Optimism of cow-calf herd owners should return,” says David […]

Cattle at Sale

Beginning bidders step up action; Kingsville heifers average $1,968

First-time buyers took charge of the Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale at Kingsville, Nov 25. Average price for 241 bred heifers hit $1,968, a season high in the third of six fall sales. The heifers were from 13 consignors enrolled in the University of Missouri Extension heifer development program. “First-time buyers took home two-thirds of the […]