Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Jul 12, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   July 5, 2013

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                    72.63

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      123.41
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      120.12
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    76.09

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               07/05/13   06/27/13   07/05/13   06/27/13   07/05/13   06/27/13
501-600 lbs      145.50     142.42     139.72     137.59   No Quote     129.66
601-700 lbs      138.35     135.24   No Quote     131.96   No Quote     126.80
701-800 lbs      131.91     128.35     126.82     124.59   No Quote     120.47
801-900 lbs      122.21     120.47     121.45     114.36   No Quote     114.12

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      129.03     126.96     121.52     121.50   No Quote     120.31
501-600 lbs      126.54     124.75     119.76     120.31   No Quote     116.82
601-700 lbs      122.52     119.83   No Quote     117.34   No Quote     112.86
701-800 lbs      119.01     115.03     113.19     113.41   No Quote     107.94

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              71.45

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9620 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               06/29/13   06/22/13   06/30/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          32,174     47,397     52,568  1,272,316  1,403,731      -9.4%
Calves:           3,934      4,132      4,182    106,586    114,941      -7.3%
Sheep:            2,790      3,172      2,659     82,990     77,451       7.2%
Hogs:           346,967    375,355    349,288  9,916,978 10,037,445      -1.2%




Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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