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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Oct 24, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   October 17, 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                   111.16



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      147.90

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      139.85

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   100.96



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               10/17/14   10/10/14   10/17/14   10/10/14   10/17/14   10/10/14

501-600 lbs      256.64     260.93     258.70     256.90     257.46     262.88

601-700 lbs      235.49     236.72     238.87     238.18     240.67     240.12

701-800 lbs      224.11     224.50     219.84     227.64     222.48     226.09

801-900 lbs      214.25     214.41     210.41     215.45     209.58     213.45



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      257.61     265.76     263.68     263.10     257.79     259.18

501-600 lbs      232.29     238.43     234.33     234.07     230.78     231.70

601-700 lbs      218.92     219.35     219.13     218.46     215.21     218.70

701-800 lbs      207.04     207.97     208.88     208.35     205.65     206.14



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              74.47



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.8893 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               10/11/14   10/04/14   10/12/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          54,530     54,559     52,943  2,129,480  2,039,956       4.4%

Calves:           3,918      3,956      4,005    160,823    166,452      -3.4%

Sheep:            3,908      4,970      3,960    132,128    130,696       1.1%

Hogs:           391,479    392,086    412,222 15,339,433 15,601,708      -1.7%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

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