OCA: Cattle Market Report

CANADA – This is a summary of cattle trading activities across Canada from various sources from the Ontario Cattleman’s Association.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Brussels stocker trade saw steady calves and yearling sales to the week’s decline. Average steer prices were: 500-599lb:161.24/ 600-699lb: 139.26. Average heifer prices were 500-599lb: 134.46/ 600-699:125.02.

The veal sale at Ontario Stockyards saw 70 calves sold on a barely steady market. Heavy calves ranged 84-105.5 topping at 136.00 and lighter animals sold at 80-100.00 peaking at 106.00.

Kawartha cull sales saw cows sold at prices $1.00 cwt stronger, with all other classes of cattle moving on a steady trade. A throughput of 134 cows saw average price of CAN$64.71/cwt peaking at 75.00. Heavy bulls averaged 80.65 with best prices at 85.00.

Railgrade cattle values showed slight movement with A grade steers and heifers tightening down a dollar to range of CAN$202-203.00/cwt and 201-202.00.

Federal kill rates saw strong numbers. Grand total for week ending January 19 = 46,525 +24 per cent on the previous week -15 per cent on a year ago. Western slaughter totalled 34,801 + 21 per cent on last week and -12 per cent on a year ago. Eastern Slaughter came in a 11, 724 +35 per cent on last week and -23 per cent on a year ago.

Total live slaughter cattle exports for week ending January 5 read as 2,007, down a thousand on the previous week made up Steers and Heifers:336, Cows:1,469, Bulls:202.

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