Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri May 17, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   May 10, 2013

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      117.39
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      116.37

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    78.15

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      114.15
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      116.86
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    70.83

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               05/10/13   05/03/13   05/10/13   05/03/13   05/10/13   05/03/13
501-600 lbs      148.94     151.15     146.42     145.24     145.25     145.41
601-700 lbs      141.43     142.90     137.43     138.36     136.65     137.69
701-800 lbs      130.72     131.86     127.21     130.33     128.62     129.33
801-900 lbs      121.18     122.74     116.99     120.90     119.44     117.72

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      133.41     137.01     130.63     129.87     130.01     130.28
501-600 lbs      129.03     132.62     126.70     126.98     124.85     124.48
601-700 lbs      123.50     125.19     120.06     123.27     121.66     120.74
701-800 lbs      117.72     119.66     113.15     117.37     115.15     114.73

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              61.37

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9831 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               05/04/13   04/27/13   05/05/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          52,955     53,489     60,517    884,946    967,769      -8.6%
Calves:           4,221      4,342      4,777     73,846     79,605      -7.2%
Sheep:            3,665      3,351      2,554     59,595     56,256       5.9%
Hogs:           369,172    384,425    379,200  6,998,443  7,084,244      -1.2%




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