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Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Nov 07, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   October 31, 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                   110.02



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      149.84

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      148.33

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    97.51



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               10/31/14   10/24/14   10/31/14   10/24/14   10/31/14   10/24/14

501-600 lbs      246.60     253.59     247.35     255.68     247.66     255.08

601-700 lbs      230.33     236.30     229.13     236.77     233.09     240.23

701-800 lbs      218.21     224.20     216.15     223.66     213.91     222.16

801-900 lbs      209.68     214.19     206.75     211.72     201.31     209.84



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      247.92     253.85     246.74     253.96     242.99     253.07

501-600 lbs      224.70     231.07     224.11     229.28     226.74     231.57

601-700 lbs      211.17     218.00     209.42     214.92     210.69     215.89

701-800 lbs      204.12     209.51     196.78     203.17     197.69     204.92



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              61.88



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





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

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.8767 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               10/25/14   10/18/14   10/26/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          49,067     52,265     48,401  2,230,812  2,138,805       4.3%

Calves:           3,628      3,010      4,047    167,461    174,124      -3.8%

Sheep:            3,004      2,588      3,133    137,727    138,894      -0.8%

Hogs:           406,812    341,385    418,825 16,087,432 16,376,156      -1.8%









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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