Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   February 28, 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                    81.68

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      134.98
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      130.52
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    83.08

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               02/28/14   02/21/14   02/28/14   02/21/14   02/28/14   02/21/14
501-600 lbs      185.73     182.12     180.81     178.49     181.22     179.07
601-700 lbs      172.44     169.47     169.31     167.57     169.39     166.71
701-800 lbs      159.06     155.71     155.61     153.85     155.61     153.24
801-900 lbs      149.32     147.63     145.09     146.20     144.61     142.79

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      168.33     166.44     167.37     164.91     165.45     161.50
501-600 lbs      162.00     160.73     161.70     159.01     160.51     154.92
601-700 lbs      152.45     150.90     150.66     149.33     149.74     143.87
701-800 lbs      144.47     142.29     141.38     138.60     140.39     137.85

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              65.84

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9075 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               02/22/14   02/15/14   02/23/13       2014       2013
Cattle:          43,672     52,936     43,068    391,139    368,141       6.2%
Calves:           4,083      4,036      4,087     32,247     31,961       0.9%
Sheep:            2,724      3,201      2,530     22,672     21,593       5.0%
Hogs:           373,418    378,775    382,625  3,060,421  3,131,981      -2.3%




Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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