Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Dec 07, 2012    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   November 30, 2012

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      118.95
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      117.89

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    66.55

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      115.77
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      114.97
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    61.23

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers              Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               11/30/12   11/23/12   11/30/12   11/23/12   11/30/12   11/23/12
501-600 lbs      157.47     157.43     152.88     153.63     152.29     152.68
601-700 lbs      143.58     143.42     142.55     141.20     142.99     142.35
701-800 lbs      136.87     136.81     135.39     136.70     133.54     135.05
801-900 lbs      131.90     131.62     128.31     130.82     127.27     127.49

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      149.01     151.62     140.33     143.44     142.07     143.61
501-600 lbs      139.22     140.36     133.19     135.16     133.58     136.31
601-700 lbs      131.51     131.38     127.23     129.29     125.29     125.73
701-800 lbs      126.27     125.71     122.71     123.02     120.68     121.95

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              54.86

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $1.0083 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               11/24/12   11/17/12   11/26/11       2012       2011
Cattle:          45,799     46,136     56,095  2,400,025  2,630,109      -8.7%
Calves:           4,138      4,173      4,689    203,329    212,380      -4.3%
Sheep:            3,762      2,900      2,646    141,296    136,585       3.4%
Hogs:           427,424    409,881    427,758 18,356,382 18,345,668       0.1%




Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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