Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures
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Des Moines, IA    Fri Oct 13, 2017    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   October 6, 2017

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs           106.10
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs        No Quote

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    69.90

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs           104.27
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs          100.92
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs                    63.73

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:        Alberta               Saskatchewan          Ontario
               10/06/17   09/29/17   10/06/17   09/29/17   10/06/17   09/29/17
501-600 lbs      177.60     175.37     178.15     175.86     176.04     174.33
601-700 lbs      172.35     170.95     172.70     172.25     166.21     166.69
701-800 lbs      165.65     164.89     166.08     165.54     160.57     161.55
801-900 lbs      157.41     156.31     155.19     157.53     156.54     155.31

Heifers:
401-500 lbs      166.32     161.97     164.77     158.82     158.43     151.45
501-600 lbs      154.51     154.18     156.78     150.79     151.84     143.46
601-700 lbs      150.90     149.56     151.15     148.79     134.63     138.44
701-800 lbs      148.75     146.92     145.88     144.14     135.54     141.29

Province Ontario
No.2 220-240lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board              38.35

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


All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.7989 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               10/07/17   09/30/17   10/08/16       2017       2016
Cattle:          59,361     58,659     59,102  2,163,031  2,035,156       6.3%
Calves:           4,011      3,861      3,935    154,125    155,717      -1.0%
Sheep:            3,011      3,701      3,369    127,690    137,615      -7.2%
Hogs:           387,140    426,146    409,499 15,858,720 15,575,138       1.8%




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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