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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri May 09, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   May 2, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      136.08

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      133.65



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    98.38



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      140.44

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      132.48

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    97.49



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               05/02/14   04/25/14   05/02/14   04/25/14   05/02/14   04/25/14

501-600 lbs      205.96     202.70     204.35     201.44     202.37     202.20

601-700 lbs      198.33     192.17     195.57     189.13     191.25     190.05

701-800 lbs      180.29     178.88     178.26     175.28     177.92     179.56

801-900 lbs      164.05     162.25     158.69     156.69     159.76     159.06



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      190.23     188.68     191.89     187.66     192.32     190.85

501-600 lbs      185.00     181.28     185.73     183.44     187.87     180.02

601-700 lbs      175.03     171.94     174.24     169.99     174.93     172.96

701-800 lbs      163.40     158.42     161.64     157.08     156.66     154.84



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              79.01



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9195 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               04/26/14   04/19/14   04/27/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          54,489     44,137     53,489    872,395    831,991       4.9%

Calves:           3,790      3,599      4,342     67,593     69,625      -2.9%

Sheep:            2,826      5,921      3,351     56,490     55,930       1.0%

Hogs:           352,961    342,150    384,425  6,458,996  6,629,271      -2.6%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

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