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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Oct 03, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   September 26, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      145.34

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



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   111.38



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      144.90

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      138.47

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    99.47



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               09/26/14   09/19/14   09/26/14   09/19/14   09/26/14   09/19/14

501-600 lbs      246.28     245.85     252.84     246.23     253.59     244.17

601-700 lbs      228.34     227.65     230.95     226.16     226.19     222.35

701-800 lbs      216.98     217.33     215.03     212.43     210.18     213.45

801-900 lbs      207.45     205.90     206.81     205.86     201.35     203.71



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      256.43     256.45     243.41     235.04     245.05     243.83

501-600 lbs      224.89     224.38     219.28     212.95     218.26     214.08

601-700 lbs      211.14     208.45     208.29     205.44     207.93     198.60

701-800 lbs      199.34     200.56     202.68     201.28     200.00     194.85



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              73.23



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.8982 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               09/20/14   09/13/14   09/21/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          54,973     55,162     56,692  1,966,512  1,878,652       4.7%

Calves:           3,778      3,956      4,237    149,089    154,319      -3.4%

Sheep:            3,326      2,997      3,016    119,923    120,182      -0.2%

Hogs:           397,693    401,926    408,471 14,159,553 14,378,927      -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

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