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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri May 16, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   May 9, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      138.38

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      137.55



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    99.28



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      140.12

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      135.41

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    96.27



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               05/09/14   05/02/14   05/09/14   05/02/14   05/09/14   05/02/14

501-600 lbs      209.59     205.96     205.61     204.35     205.11     202.37

601-700 lbs      198.62     198.33     198.84     195.57     194.12     191.25

701-800 lbs      183.16     180.29     178.80     178.26     177.26     177.92

801-900 lbs      165.59     164.05     164.90     158.69     158.73     159.76



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      193.43     190.23     194.27     191.89     199.14     192.32

501-600 lbs      187.60     185.00     187.25     185.73     188.34     187.87

601-700 lbs      178.40     175.03     179.23     174.24     177.05     174.93

701-800 lbs      165.15     163.40     162.80     161.64     162.71     156.66



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              77.93



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9193 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               05/03/14   04/26/14   05/04/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          54,943     54,489     52,955    927,338    884,946       4.8%

Calves:           4,246      3,790      4,221     71,839     73,846      -2.7%

Sheep:            2,903      2,826      3,665     59,393     59,595      -0.3%

Hogs:           379,745    353,645    369,172  6,839,425  6,998,443      -2.3%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

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