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USDA - AMS: Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures (2019-01-11)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 11, 2019

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Des Moines, IA    Fri Jan 11, 2019    USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending   January 4, 2019

Area:       Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs           118.18
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs          117.29

Area:       Alberta Auctions
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs              No Quote

Area:       Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs           105.23
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs           98.99
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs              No Quote

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers:        Alberta               Saskatchewan          Ontario
               01/04/19   12/28/18   01/04/19   12/28/18   01/04/19   12/28/18
501-600 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote
601-700 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote
701-800 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote
801-900 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote

Heifers:
401-500 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote
501-600 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote
601-700 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote
701-800 lbs    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote    No Quote  No Quote

Province Ontario
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board                       36.75

Alberta
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Western Hog Exchange                   35.93

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

All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.7371 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
               Current   Week Ago   Year Ago        YTD        YTD    %Change
               01/05/19   12/29/18   01/06/18       2019       2018
Cattle:          52,346     41,848     40,756     52,346     40,756      28.4%
Calves:           2,465      2,632      2,853      2,465      2,853     -13.6%
Sheep:            2,871      3,240      2,736      2,871      2,736       4.9%
Hogs:           290,664    200,325    297,902    290,664    297,902      -2.4%

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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