Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures
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Des Moines, IA    Fri Apr 12, 2019    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   April 5, 2019

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs           120.41
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs          119.65

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    66.64

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs           105.40
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs          100.19
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    50.86

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:        Alberta               Saskatchewan          Ontario
               04/05/19   03/29/19   04/05/19   03/29/19   04/05/19   03/29/19
501-600 lbs      172.27     169.31     170.84     172.39     160.01     151.26
601-700 lbs      161.19     160.48     158.54     156.53     153.44     145.07
701-800 lbs      143.13     144.07     145.25     143.84     144.45     140.67
801-900 lbs      133.14     132.40     130.96     131.34     137.60     128.97

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      155.01     150.88     154.29     150.09     130.06     121.83
501-600 lbs      147.87     144.98     145.56     143.20     130.31     126.91
601-700 lbs      138.73     136.36     137.82     135.89     126.25     124.83
701-800 lbs      129.03     127.23     128.88     126.12     116.66     120.69

Province Ontario
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board                       53.74

Alberta
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Western Hog Exchange                   52.46

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

All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.7487 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               04/06/19   03/30/19   04/07/18       2019       2018
Cattle:          60,362     59,286     54,456    808,523    731,672      10.5%
Calves:           3,565      3,581      3,632     49,755     51,481      -3.4%
Sheep:            4,463      3,794      3,360     45,881     49,244      -6.8%
Hogs:           402,950    408,501    371,166  5,675,973  5,588,011       1.6%

Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
            USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, MO
            816-676-7000   email:  stjoe.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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