Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Sep 13, 2013    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   September 6, 2013

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      115.54
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      114.92

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    74.12

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      117.73
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      116.67
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    73.32

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba
               09/06/13   08/30/13   09/06/13   08/30/13   09/06/13   08/30/13
501-600 lbs      153.82     151.62     149.50     146.07     151.39     147.41
601-700 lbs      148.41     145.19     146.79     143.41     148.63     144.36
701-800 lbs      145.54     142.44     140.69     140.53     141.10     137.58
801-900 lbs      139.72     138.71     136.52     137.58     136.38     132.82

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      143.40     141.55     136.30     135.91     136.62     133.93
501-600 lbs      138.39     135.08     135.89     132.34     134.20     130.02
601-700 lbs      135.06     132.38     131.70     131.01     129.03     127.58
701-800 lbs      134.05     131.06     130.32     129.29     126.93     122.94

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              63.67

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.9689 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               08/31/13   08/24/13   09/01/12       2013       2012
Cattle:          53,024     49,578     52,774  1,723,464  1,876,445      -8.2%
Calves:           4,255      3,989      4,166    142,858    154,017      -7.2%
Sheep:            3,227      3,047      3,099    111,482    103,577       7.6%
Hogs:           392,403    390,137    411,708 13,234,085 13,409,868      -1.3%




Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
            Ami Rayer  515-284-4460  Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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