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It is increasingly common for commercial cow-calf producers to purchase their replacement heifers, or sometimes cows, instead of developing replacements themselves. There are a number of sound economic and management reasons that this is becoming the preferred route for many producers.
A Limousin heifer in central England recently sold for $358,000, a world record for the breed and more than double the British and European records.
From the 2020 Commercial Cattle Issue: Many cattle traits are genetic, which is why genomic tools could be the right fit for commercial and seedstock producers alike looking to improve their breeding stock.
The ability to sell heavier, more uniform groups of calves at marketing time underscores the need for cow-calf operations to complete their breeding season no later than the end of June.
Cash fed cattle were softer this week, losing $10-12 on both live and dressed sales, closing at $105 live and $175 dressed.