Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Mar 29, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   March 22, 2013

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      111.35
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      110.41

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    75.22

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      113.39
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      112.66
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    71.90

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               03/22/13   03/08/13   03/22/13   03/08/13   03/22/13   03/08/13
501-600 lbs      149.22     151.46     146.76     144.95     145.04     144.22
601-700 lbs      139.52     140.00     136.43     136.83     135.20     134.11
701-800 lbs      129.52     130.09     127.20     128.42     122.55     123.59
801-900 lbs      121.14     123.41     119.39     121.52     118.73     116.93

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      136.22     140.02     132.25     133.50     130.61     129.92
501-600 lbs      131.62     133.45     127.05     128.83     125.86     125.22
601-700 lbs      123.94     125.49     122.75     122.42     119.35     120.47
701-800 lbs      117.06     119.67     116.11     116.16     113.67     113.84

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              52.20

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9833 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               03/16/13   03/09/13   03/17/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          51,536     51,836     51,615    522,618    583,178     -10.4%
Calves:           4,243      4,437      4,402     45,151     47,986      -5.9%
Sheep:            4,738      3,027      3,451     33,089     32,199       2.8%
Hogs:           397,366    394,887    397,396  4,332,223  4,413,602      -1.8%




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