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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Sep 05, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   August 29, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      147.46

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



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   114.40



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      143.53

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      141.22

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   100.66



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               08/29/14   08/22/14   08/29/14   08/22/14   08/29/14   08/22/14

501-600 lbs      232.32     238.30     230.80     235.07     235.70  No Quote

601-700 lbs      221.22     220.76     216.17     218.95     221.68     219.56

701-800 lbs      208.50     207.63     208.48     207.44     210.20     208.82

801-900 lbs      198.18     198.89     199.24     196.22     194.35     192.31



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      240.18     240.29     218.39  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote

501-600 lbs      216.70     220.18     212.42     208.89     219.38  No Quote

601-700 lbs      204.04     201.81     198.66     198.76     204.45     201.91

701-800 lbs      191.86     192.13     190.30     190.70     186.99     189.78



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              67.00



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9189 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               08/23/14   08/16/14   08/24/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          56,229     53,308     49,578  1,753,348  1,670,440       5.0%

Calves:           3,557      3,903      3,989    134,058    138,603      -3.3%

Sheep:            2,832      3,232      3,047    107,479    108,255      -0.7%

Hogs:           387,117    378,402    390,137 12,653,203 12,841,682      -1.5%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

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