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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Oct 17, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   October 10, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      146.72

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



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   109.94



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      147.43

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      141.25

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   102.07



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               10/10/14   10/03/14   10/10/14   10/03/14   10/10/14   10/03/14

501-600 lbs      260.93     256.34     256.90     259.61     262.88     256.34

601-700 lbs      236.72     234.53     238.18     234.98     240.12     234.42

701-800 lbs      224.50     223.42     227.64     222.95     226.09     217.33

801-900 lbs      214.41     212.94     215.45     210.62     213.45     208.56



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      265.76     262.79     263.10     257.84     259.18     254.09

501-600 lbs      238.43     234.12     234.07     224.86     231.70     224.56

601-700 lbs      219.35     215.26     218.46     214.81     218.70     211.59

701-800 lbs      207.97     205.97     208.35     203.17     206.14     200.80



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              74.70



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.8866 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               10/04/14   09/27/14   10/05/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          54,559     53,879     54,599  2,074,950  1,987,013       4.4%

Calves:           3,956      3,860      4,114    156,905    162,447      -3.4%

Sheep:            4,913      3,327      3,564    128,163    126,736       1.1%

Hogs:           392,036    396,086    403,430 14,947,904 15,189,486      -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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