Fast forward to this October, replacement values slipped to $1,610 per head — off 24 percent or $510 from 2014 values. According to USDA’s October 2017 Agricultural Prices report, prices ranged from a low of $1,490 in Virginia to a high of $1,700 in six states. Those states on the high end included Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
Replacement values just one year ago were $1,690 per head, while 2015 values were $1,980. That October 2015 price was off $370 or 19 percent in just a three-year time span.