Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Feb 08, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   February 1, 2013

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      116.65
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      116.17

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    74.26

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      122.16
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      122.50
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    71.44

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               02/01/13   01/25/13   02/01/13   01/25/13   02/01/13   01/25/13
501-600 lbs      157.65     154.11     148.52     146.24     150.53     148.49
601-700 lbs      141.62     140.20     139.59     136.25     139.49     137.37
701-800 lbs      134.20     131.08     132.76     131.26     130.59     130.51
801-900 lbs      128.59     126.82     127.78     125.55     126.04     124.76

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      148.02     147.11     141.41     140.97     143.00     139.12
501-600 lbs      137.63     136.62     133.87     132.01     130.20     129.13
601-700 lbs      129.56     128.38     125.08     123.08     123.93     123.76
701-800 lbs      123.38     121.11     120.13     118.02     121.59     118.39

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              60.53

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $1.0035 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               01/26/13   01/19/13   01/28/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          46,352     46,316     51,806    176,721    204,608     -13.6%
Calves:           3,960      4,176      4,607     15,317     16,901      -9.4%
Sheep:            3,330      2,770      2,567     11,195     10,523       6.4%
Hogs:           414,239    425,742    410,497  1,555,907  1,624,969      -4.3%




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