SEMO Show-Me-Select
Replacement Heifers

The Southeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer program offers 100 to 250 quality replacement heifers for sale the first weekend in May and December at Fruitland, MO.

This program is operated under the supervision of Extension Livestock Specialists. Contact a specialist near you to find out more about the program.

Upcoming Sale: December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
We are offering 80 head of spring-calving replacement heifers this fall.
  • Heifers have met minimum standards for reproductive soundness, pelvic size, body condition and weight and are free of blemishes.
  • Heifers will have health papers to go to any state.
  • Due to calve from January to April 2018.

Enrollment Deadlines:

February 1 for Spring-Calving Sales

September 1 for Fall-Calving Sales

Enrollment Letter and Form

Program Requirements

Timeline and Data Collection


If you may be interested in the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer program you need to enroll heifers to be eligible for any SMS sale or to sell off the farm. Enrollment is not a committment to sell in SMS sales, but you cannot sell if you miss enrollment!

You can print off an enrollment form and mail it in or email the information to: LarimoreE@missouri.edu


May 2017 Sale Catalog

Heifer Videos and Pictures available on our Facebook page!

Sale Lot Summary for Southeast Missouri
Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale

Fruitland Livestock Sales — 5/5/2017
Sale Summary by Head
 
Tier II AI
Tier II NS
Tier I AI
Tier I NS
All AI
All NS
All Heifers
Head 15 9 46 75 61 84 145
% Head 10.3% 6.2% 31.7% 51.7% 42.1% 57.9% 100.0%
Sales $28,450 $16,300 $83,950 $127,150 $112,400 $143,450 $255,850
% of Sales $11.1% 6.4% 32.8% 49.7% 43.9% 56.1% 100%
$/Head (max) $2,200 $1,950 $2,300 $2,500 $2,300 $2,500 $2,500
$/Head (ave) $1,897 $1,811 $1,825 $1,695 $1,843 $1,708 $1,764
$/Head (min) $1,650 $1,700 $1,650 $1,500 $1,650 $1,500 $1,500


Program Highlights

The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from regional extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state. The anticipated outcomes of this program include:
  • Increased adoption rate by farmers in Missouri of management practices that offer potential to improve long term reproductive efficiency of their herds and resulting profitability.
  • Expanded working relationships among farmers, regional livestock specialists and veterinarians that will enhance information exchange and improve management of cow herds across Missouri.

  • Improved heifer development programs through a Total Quality Management approach.

  • Increased marketing opportunities for and added value for Missouri-raised heifers.

  • Creation of reliable sources of quality replacement heifers in terms of genetics and management.

This program is unique in that it is first and foremost, an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component.