Cattle producers whoop, applaud sale barn prices

Cattle producers whoop, applaud sale barn prices

Duane Dailey

Beef Magazine

After a mid-December sale of 229 heifers averaged $2,017, all Daniel Mallory, sales manager and University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock, could say was, “Unbelievable.” Before the last Show-Me-Select heifer sale this fall, quiet talk told of lackluster prices at five previous sales across the state. Some previous sale averages as low as $1,651 seemed too low for bred replacement heifers with known data.

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