Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Apr 19, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   April 12, 2013

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      109.87
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      109.36

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    76.53

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      106.91
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      109.58
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    67.54

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               04/12/13   04/05/13   04/12/13   04/05/13   04/12/13   04/05/13
501-600 lbs      149.81     151.35     144.07     146.76     142.34     143.20
601-700 lbs      139.54     141.65     137.60     140.41     137.46     138.27
701-800 lbs      128.27     129.87     127.47     128.88     124.30     124.77
801-900 lbs      120.09     123.37     117.41     120.37     116.50     119.18

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      134.20     136.33     131.13     133.23     130.28     133.50
501-600 lbs      129.20     132.42     126.05     129.63     125.76     130.20
601-700 lbs      122.09     124.86     120.89     124.07     119.52     120.16
701-800 lbs      116.36     118.51     112.68     116.05     111.55     113.74

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              55.18

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9749 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               04/06/13   03/30/13   04/07/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          53,419     39,905     41,747    673,254    737,859      -8.8%
Calves:           3,769      3,783      4,607     56,904     61,517      -7.5%
Sheep:            2,572      5,185      4,491     46,090     45,892       0.4%
Hogs:           368,438    370,430    356,006  5,467,292  5,559,438      -1.7%




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