Statistics

This page will provide data about selling prices and heifer performance of Sunflower Supreme certified heifers.  

 

Table 1: Demographics of the first 3 years of the Sunflower Supreme program

Year

Calving type

Total enrolled

Total

Certified

# hd SunSup Sale

# hd Other marketing

SunSup Sale Ave. ($)

SunSup Sale Range ($)

Other market Ave. ($)

Total # sold

Total Sold Ave. ($)

2014

Spring

1004

758

439

314

2587.84

2250-3300

2621.48

753

2602.15

2015

Fall

90

78

78

 

2580.77

2300-2850

 

 

 

2015

Spring

1093

689

246

382

2417.78

2000-3050

2022.32

628

2177.23

2016

Fall

256

167

167

 

1726.95

1500-2000

 

 

 

2016

Spring

742

553

392

 

1552.42

1325-1850

 

 

 

 

Table 2: Differences in spring calving heifer value based on calving date with baseline set for calving dates between February 1 and 15 of each year.

Year

Prior to Feb. 1

Feb. 1 to 15

Feb. 16 to 28

Mar. 1 to 15

Mar. 16 to 31

Apr. 1   to 15

Apr.15 to 30

2014

$ (176.75)

$ 0.00

$ (121.36)

$ 5.82

$ (101.31)

$ (141.05)

$ (45.60)

   No. hd

57

117

66

104

33

13

6

2015

--

$ 0.00

$ 21.92

$ 8.00

$ (117.42)

--

--

   No. hd

--

16

69

100

61

--

--

2016

$ (46.14)

$ 0.00

$ (98.80)

$ (79.17)

$ (139.03)

$ (178.55)

$ (157.89)

   No. hd

22

123

126

52

38

25

6

3-year Ave.

$ (139.63)

$ 0.00

$ (72.59)

$ (10.59)

$ (119.61)

$ (165.72)

$ (101.75)

 

Table 3: Sale averages for heifers bred to an artificial insemination (AI) or natural service (NS) sire.

Year

Calving season

AI Ave 

(# of hd)

NS Ave

(# of hd)

Difference AI – NS

2014*

Spring

$ 2573.04 (191)

$ 2599.79 (240)

$ (26.75)

2015

Fall

$ 2641.67 (24)

$ 2457.76 (29)

$ 183.91

2015*

Spring

$ 2495.89 (79)

$ 2367.95 (156)

$ 127.94

2016

Fall

$ 1984.48 (29)

$ 1672.83 (138)

$ 311.65

2016*

Spring

$1582.74 (237)

$ 1504.96 (139)

$ 77.78

* Some sale lots were a combination of AI and NS bred, these lots were not included in the analysis.

 

Heifer Performance 

Please click on the links below for the category of Sunflower Supreme heifers to fill out the information of Sunflower Supreme heifers as they calve and become brood cows in your operation.  The links are coded as year heifer was purchased and calving type.

2013 - Spring Calving

2014 - Fall Calving

2014 - Spring Calving

2015 - Fall Calving

2015 - Spring Calving

2016 - Fall Calving

2016 - Spring Calving