Canadian Livestock Prices and F.I. Slaughter Figures

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Des Moines, IA Fri May 22, 2020 USDA Market News

Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures

Info for Week Ending May 15, 2020

Area: Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs 86.47
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 55.01

Area: Ontario Auctions
Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs 99.81
Slaughter Heifers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1200-1400 lbs 98.47
Slaughter Cows, Cutter and Utility 1-3, 1100-1400 lbs 56.88

Average Feeder Cattle Prices:
Steers: Alberta Saskatchewan Ontario
05/15/20 05/08/20 05/15/20 05/08/20 05/15/20 05/08/20
501-600 lbs 163.27 158.61 161.02 161.34 163.36 158.45
601-700 lbs 149.98 146.73 146.68 148.02 149.78 148.03
701-800 lbs 134.52 130.44 134.61 132.30 138.82 138.38
801-900 lbs 123.15 115.73 121.21 114.87 131.01 128.77

Heifers:
401-500 lbs 145.47 144.57 143.63 141.28 138.54 137.99
501-600 lbs 136.54 136.15 136.65 133.72 135.53 135.72
601-700 lbs 129.30 124.42 126.71 123.41 124.99 126.37
701-800 lbs 120.60 114.44 117.66 114.16 115.23 118.28

Province Ontario
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Provincial Board 47.23

Alberta
No. 2 220-240 lbs Hogs, quoted by Western Hog Exchange 48.26

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

All prices have been converted to U.S. $/CWT.
Exchange Rate: Canadian dollar equivalent to $0.7099 U.S. dollars
Grades changed to approximate U.S. equivalents

Canadian Federally Inspected Slaughter
Current Week Ago Year Ago YTD YTD %Change
05/16/20 05/09/20 05/18/19 2020 2019
Cattle: 0 39,477 58,844 990,805 1,162,589 -14.8%
Calves: 0 3,151 3,433 60,535 70,485 -14.1%
Sheep: 2,761 2,534 2,654 55,017 66,892 -17.8%
Hogs: 423,632 429,347 389,585 8,258,702 7,984,712 3.4%

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, MO
816-676-7000 email: stjoe.lpgmn@usda.gov
24 hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

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