Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures
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Des Moines, IA    Fri Mar 15, 2019    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending  March 8, 2019

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs       114.42
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs      116.21

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                63.24

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs        99.21
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs       98.89
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                47.99

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:       Alberta              Saskatchewan         Ontario
              03/08/19  03/01/19  03/08/19   03/01/19   03/08/19  03/01/19
501-600 lbs     164.11    167.86    164.43     169.53     142.63    156.52
601-700 lbs     152.23    155.08    151.41     154.38     137.47    142.36
701-800 lbs     138.25    141.03    138.24     139.81     133.05    134.86
801-900 lbs     130.53    132.96    126.56     131.00     131.16    137.05

Heifers:
401-500 lbs     149.81    152.71    147.88     151.53     120.63    129.06
501-600 lbs     139.33    141.60    139.23     141.66     122.97    132.30
601-700 lbs     132.36    134.55    130.80     133.68     115.73    120.53
701-800 lbs     125.78    127.94    123.32     126.32     116.98    114.19

Province Ontario
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board                   35.62

Alberta
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Western Hog Exchange               33.52

Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca

All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.7440 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
              Current  Week Ago  Year Ago        YTD        YTD   %Change
              03/09/19  03/02/19  03/10/18       2019       2018
Cattle:         62,248    59,425    54,914    567,027    515,576     10.0%
Calves:          3,562     3,673     3,991     35,572     36,838     -3.4%
Sheep:           3,039     3,607     3,903     31,595     30,594      3.3%
Hogs:          417,631   413,726   401,929  4,036,465  4,022,075      0.4%

Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
            USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division, Des Moines, IA
            515-284-4460   email:  desm.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
            24 hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
            www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

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