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Des Moines, IA    Fri Aug 29, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   August 22, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      147.37

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



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   115.16



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      151.97

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      145.87

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   101.96



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               08/22/14   08/15/14   08/22/14   08/15/14   08/22/14   08/15/14

501-600 lbs      238.30     237.71     235.07     230.26   No Quote  No Quote

601-700 lbs      220.76     224.56     218.95     220.07     219.56     220.23

701-800 lbs      207.63     203.26     207.44     205.64     208.82     207.92

801-900 lbs      198.89     192.71     196.22     190.21     192.31     194.69



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      240.29     230.83   No Quote     221.59   No Quote  No Quote

501-600 lbs      220.18     215.89     208.89     203.97   No Quote  No Quote

601-700 lbs      201.81     203.05     198.76     197.88     201.91     204.50

701-800 lbs      192.13     188.43     190.70     194.54     189.78     190.13



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              73.06



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9212 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               08/16/14   08/09/14   08/17/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          53,308     47,044     55,270  1,697,119  1,620,862       4.7%

Calves:           3,903      3,842      3,925    130,501    134,614      -3.1%

Sheep:            1,975      3,370      3,303    103,390    105,208      -1.7%

Hogs:           378,399    342,408    363,690 12,266,083 12,451,545      -1.5%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

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

            24 hour recorded market information 515-284-4830

            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/WA_LS718.txt

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