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Cattle sales recover from February cold snap

Feed values and the Canadian dollar are up, Chicago live cattle futures down

After frigid temperatures affected most of Manitoba earlier in February, cattle sellers made up for lost time as thousands of cattle poured through the rings during the week ending Feb. 26. More than 14,000 cattle were auctioned off across the province, including at least 13,000 feeders. By comparison, at least 7,000 cattle in total were sold at

Feeder cattle prices continue to increase

Some feedlots down east still have room for Manitoba cattle

Manitoba cattle auction yards saw plenty of activity in the first week of February as more than 8,000 cattle went through the rings. By comparison, roughly 5,000 head were sold in the previous week. Feeder prices continued their steady ascent over the past few weeks as lighter-weight steers saw the greatest value. High-end steers weighing less than 500



Guelph beef plant’s shutdown alters feeder cattle traffic

Higher prices for feed grains put pressure on cattle markets

Livestock auction sites across the province saw a jump in activity with more cattle sold during the week ending Jan. 22. Prices for feeder cattle did not see much change from the previous week. Despite this, deliveries are still slightly lower than at the same time last year — and higher grain prices are to