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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Aug 15, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   August 8, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      151.50

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



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   117.79



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      156.37

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      152.26

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   106.24



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               08/08/14   08/01/14   08/08/14   08/01/14   08/08/14   08/01/14

501-600 lbs      240.92     235.59   No Quote     235.45   No Quote  No Quote

601-700 lbs      228.85     219.10   No Quote     218.35   No Quote  No Quote

701-800 lbs      208.60     202.33   No Quote     202.18   No Quote  No Quote

801-900 lbs      199.98     191.44   No Quote     187.84   No Quote  No Quote



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      237.71     224.76   No Quote     216.52   No Quote  No Quote

501-600 lbs      222.28     212.40   No Quote     205.23   No Quote  No Quote

601-700 lbs      208.07     203.02   No Quote     198.51   No Quote  No Quote

701-800 lbs      191.88     188.95   No Quote     181.73   No Quote  No Quote



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              83.06



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9166 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               08/02/14   07/26/14   08/03/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          50,254     52,054     51,972  1,596,767  1,520,967       5.0%

Calves:           3,752      3,926      4,119    122,756    126,867      -3.2%

Sheep:            2,901      3,339      3,537     98,022     99,203      -1.2%

Hogs:           365,990    372,728    371,167 11,546,247 11,736,390      -1.6%









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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