Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Jan 25, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   January 18, 2013

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      115.15
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      114.81

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    70.93

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      116.19
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      116.18
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    65.51

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers              Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               01/18/13   01/11/13   01/18/13   01/11/13   01/18/13   01/11/13
501-600 lbs      156.42     159.24     153.07     158.31     150.86  No Quote
601-700 lbs      142.20     145.33     140.79     143.10     139.47  No Quote
701-800 lbs      135.27     137.90     134.07     137.52     132.18  No Quote
801-900 lbs      130.71     133.97     129.30     131.13     127.01  No Quote

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      148.49     151.46     142.58     143.73     143.25  No Quote
501-600 lbs      138.87     140.71     131.88     134.55     132.21  No Quote
601-700 lbs      130.31     132.42     126.48     128.57     125.63  No Quote
701-800 lbs      123.83     126.62     121.09     122.18     121.06  No Quote

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              57.52

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9991 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               01/12/13   01/05/13   01/14/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          46,525     37,528     55,597     84,053     98,477     -14.6%
Calves:           4,272      2,909      4,733      7,181      7,852      -8.5%
Sheep:            2,565      2,530      2,785      5,095      5,195      -1.9%
Hogs:           413,168    302,758    431,602    715,926    789,242      -9.3%




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