Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Apr 26, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   April 19, 2013

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      111.34
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      111.79

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    77.74

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      113.25
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      110.78
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    67.84

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               04/19/13   04/12/13   04/19/13   04/12/13   04/19/13   04/12/13
501-600 lbs      148.55     149.81     142.27     144.07     138.53     142.34
601-700 lbs      138.71     139.54     134.12     137.60     133.47     137.46
701-800 lbs      126.83     128.27     124.97     127.47     124.77     124.30
801-900 lbs      118.49     120.09     115.97     117.41     115.76     116.50

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      133.08     134.20     128.58     131.13     127.73     130.28
501-600 lbs      128.34     129.20     125.48     126.05     123.21     125.76
601-700 lbs      121.74     122.09     119.30     120.89     117.63     119.52
701-800 lbs      114.65     116.36     112.45     112.68     110.59     111.55

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              55.99

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9778 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               04/13/13   04/06/13   04/14/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          50,950     53,419     58,109    724,204    795,968      -9.0%
Calves:           4,220      3,769      4,016     61,124     65,533      -6.7%
Sheep:            3,176      2,572      2,773     49,266     48,665       1.2%
Hogs:           385,199    368,438    365,659  5,852,491  5,925,097      -1.2%




Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
            Ami Rayer  515-284-4460  Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
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