Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri May 04, 2012    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   April 27, 2012

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      112.35
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      111.83

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    81.11

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      113.62
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      112.55
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    79.08

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers              Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               04/27/12   04/20/12   04/27/12   04/20/12   04/27/12   04/20/12
501-600 lbs      176.93     178.18     172.72     173.50     171.86     170.55
601-700 lbs      163.17     162.97     159.79     157.73     158.34     157.25
701-800 lbs      147.44     147.72     147.10     146.47     143.35     144.82
801-900 lbs      135.92     136.51     133.33     134.70     130.19     133.35

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      165.09     167.93     159.44     160.42     158.68     158.85
501-600 lbs      155.32     155.98     150.78     149.91     148.92     150.03
601-700 lbs      144.42     144.86     141.85     141.77     138.15     141.52
701-800 lbs      135.16     136.47     133.02     130.71     122.35     131.11

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              56.66

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $1.0139 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               04/21/12   04/14/12   04/23/11       2012       2011
Cattle:          55,285     58,109     51,989    851,253    864,059      -1.5%
Calves:           4,591      4,016      4,279     70,124     74,921      -6.4%
Sheep:            2,412      2,773      4,876     51,077     51,821      -1.4%
Hogs:           392,563    365,644    345,969  6,317,645  6,335,577      -0.3%




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