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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Oct 31, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   October 24, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      151.98

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



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   111.08



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      151.37

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      147.94

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    99.61



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               10/24/14   10/17/14   10/24/14   10/17/14   10/24/14   10/17/14

501-600 lbs      253.59     256.64     255.68     258.70     255.08     257.46

601-700 lbs      236.30     235.49     236.77     238.87     240.23     240.67

701-800 lbs      224.20     224.11     223.66     219.84     222.16     222.48

801-900 lbs      214.19     214.25     211.72     210.41     209.84     209.58



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      253.85     257.61     253.96     263.68     253.07     257.79

501-600 lbs      231.07     232.29     229.28     234.33     231.57     230.78

601-700 lbs      218.00     218.92     214.92     219.13     215.89     215.21

701-800 lbs      209.51     207.04     203.17     208.88     204.92     205.65



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              69.74



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.8958 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               10/18/14   10/11/14   10/19/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          52,265     54,530     50,448  2,181,745  2,090,404       4.4%

Calves:           3,010      3,918      3,625    163,833    170,077      -3.7%

Sheep:            2,588      3,915      5,065    134,723    135,761      -0.8%

Hogs:           341,385    391,281    355,623 15,680,620 15,957,331      -1.7%









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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