Last week in Manitoba feeder steer prices saw a $21 per cwt drop for the 900+ category for an average price of $216.33 per cwt. The biggest increase was $8.27 per cwt for the 501-600 pound steers for an average price of $327.32 per cwt. The biggest increase for feeder heifers was $8.63 per cwt for the 801-900 pound category for an average price of $234.38 per cwt. The biggest drop was for the 900+ category down $8.67 per cwt for an average price of $207.83 per cwt. Slaughter cow D1-D2 prices were up $3.37 per cwt for an average of $122.22. D3 slaughter cows dropped $2.63 for an average off $104.88 while slaughter bull prices climbed $5.80 per cwt for an average price of $147.52 per cwt. Check out the full report here.
Saskatchewan feeder steer prices ranged from $340.38 per cwt for the 400-500lb category to $241.17 per cwt for the 900+lb weight category. Feeder heifer prices ranged from $304.25 per cwt for the 400-500lb weight category to $242.25 per cwt for the 800+lb weight category. Check out the full report here.
Alberta Beef Producers report direct cattle sales on Monday (April 17) saw light trade develop with weighted average steer and heifer prices closing the week around $222.50 per cwt, $5.00 per cwt higher than the previous week. Over the past month fed prices have rallied $16.00 per cwt. From a seasonal perspective this is usually the time of the year fed prices are setting spring highs. Fed calves are being marketed but numbers continue to be light. Butcher cows traded fully steady through commercial auction facilities last week. Compared to last year butcher cows are $25.00-30.00 per cwt higher, while fed cattle prices are $58.00 per cwt higher than one year ago. Check out the full report here.