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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Aug 22, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   August 15, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      149.86

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      148.37



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   116.27



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      152.91

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      146.17

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   102.32



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               08/15/14   08/08/14   08/15/14   08/08/14   08/15/14   08/08/14

501-600 lbs      237.71     240.92     230.26  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote

601-700 lbs      224.56     228.85     220.07  No Quote      220.23  No Quote

701-800 lbs      203.26     208.60     205.64  No Quote      207.92  No Quote

801-900 lbs      192.71     199.98     190.21  No Quote      194.69  No Quote



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      230.83     237.71     221.59  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote

501-600 lbs      215.89     222.28     203.97  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote

601-700 lbs      203.05     208.07     197.88  No Quote      204.50  No Quote

701-800 lbs      188.43     191.88     194.54  No Quote      190.13  No Quote



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              78.44



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9119 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               08/09/14   08/02/14   08/10/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          47,044     50,254     44,625  1,643,811  1,565,592       5.0%

Calves:           3,842      3,752      3,822    126,598    130,689      -3.1%

Sheep:            3,370      2,924      2,702    101,415    101,905      -0.5%

Hogs:           342,408    366,007    351,465 11,888,672 12,087,855      -1.6%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

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