Canadian Livestock Prices and Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA    Mon Dec 29, 2014    USDA Market News



Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures



Info for Week Ending   December 19, 2014



Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      154.01

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                    No Quote



Area:       Alberta Auctions

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                   110.00



Area:       Ontario Auctions

Slaughter Steers, mostly Select 1-2, 1000-1200 lbs                      150.45

Slaughter Heifers, mostly Select 1-2, 850-1050 lbs                      148.12

Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    94.60



Average Feeder Cattle Prices:

Steers:             Alberta              Saskatchewan           Manitoba

               12/19/14   12/12/14   12/19/14   12/12/14   12/19/14   12/12/14

501-600 lbs      248.36     253.96     249.12     254.30     249.22     251.29

601-700 lbs      224.47     232.57     225.59     232.47     219.57     230.85

701-800 lbs      209.09     216.08     211.62     216.17     206.25     213.71

801-900 lbs      198.02     204.17     197.87     203.48     194.22     200.23



Heifers:

401-500 lbs      247.72     252.84     245.64     251.21     242.06     257.03

501-600 lbs      226.35     231.14     221.51     231.61     223.44     228.92

601-700 lbs      210.66     212.71     207.22     212.88     203.53     211.71

701-800 lbs      195.94     201.21     193.36     199.92     189.07     191.05



Province Ontario

No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              57.74



Source:  CanFax, http://www.canfax.ca





All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.

Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.8594 U.S. dollars

Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents



Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter

               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change

               12/13/14   12/06/14   12/14/13       2014       2013

Cattle:          50,072     53,103     51,474  2,595,032  2,506,096       3.5%

Calves:           4,095      3,940      4,181    194,921    203,261      -4.1%

Sheep:            4,175      4,269      5,605    163,410    162,252       0.7%

Hogs:           406,280    405,719    418,442 18,936,006 19,289,013      -1.8%









Source:     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

            USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

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