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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Oct 10, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   October 3, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                    No Quote

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



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   112.88



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      145.24

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      140.20

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   102.74



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               10/03/14   09/26/14   10/03/14   09/26/14   10/03/14   09/26/14

501-600 lbs      256.34     246.28     259.61     252.84     256.34     253.59

601-700 lbs      234.53     228.34     234.98     230.95     234.42     226.19

701-800 lbs      223.42     216.98     222.95     215.03     217.33     210.18

801-900 lbs      212.94     207.45     210.62     206.81     208.56     201.35



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      262.79     256.43     257.84     243.41     254.09     245.05

501-600 lbs      234.12     224.89     224.86     219.28     224.56     218.26

601-700 lbs      215.26     211.14     214.81     208.29     211.59     207.93

701-800 lbs      205.97     199.34     203.17     202.68     200.80     200.00



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              75.27



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.8994 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               09/27/14   09/20/14   09/28/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          53,879     54,973     53,762  2,020,391  1,932,414       4.6%

Calves:           3,860      3,778      4,014    152,949    158,333      -3.4%

Sheep:            3,327      3,326      2,990    123,250    123,172       0.1%

Hogs:           396,201    397,922    407,129 14,555,983 14,786,056      -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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