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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri May 30, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   May 23, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                    No Quote

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                    No Quote



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    99.00



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      144.15

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      139.85

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    97.78



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               05/23/14   05/16/14   05/23/14   05/16/14   05/23/14   05/16/14

501-600 lbs      212.74     210.85     212.97     209.93     207.05     207.48

601-700 lbs      201.58     199.32     201.84     195.95     192.78     191.37

701-800 lbs      184.88     184.26     181.27     180.90     180.04     173.84

801-900 lbs      172.98     168.29     165.00     164.32     161.47     162.88



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      199.84     196.18     196.32     194.19     202.61     198.17

501-600 lbs      192.84     188.85     193.17     187.01     187.41     187.63

601-700 lbs      183.73     180.82     182.19     177.54     178.36     177.54

701-800 lbs      169.57     167.49     168.84     164.21     162.09     159.97



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              76.63



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9209 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               05/17/14   05/10/14   05/18/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          52,863     50,878     54,009  1,031,079    992,464       3.9%

Calves:           4,192      4,155      3,879     80,186     81,782      -2.0%

Sheep:            2,920      3,001      2,857     65,314     65,408      -0.1%

Hogs:           372,114    377,969    376,199  7,589,508  7,753,879      -2.1%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

            Ami Rayer  515-284-4460  Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

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