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Alberta, Ontario Feedlots Outbid Local Buyers

Feeder cattle moving through Manitoba s auction yards continued to be met with solid demand during the week ended Nov. 11, keeping prices firm.

Demand is coming from the East and the West, said Buddy Bergner of Ashern Auction Mart, noting prices on the fat side were pretty good. With feedlots in Ontario and Alberta taking most of the animals, he said prices were a little steep for local buyers.

There were also just fewer cattle in the country, he said, after many people left the business and sold off their herds in recent years.

All indications were pointing to continued strength in the market as the fall run moves forward, Bergner said, with more animals yet to come over the next few weeks.

On the butcher side, they re just floating along& with not much changing at all, he said.

From a feed perspective, he said, while supplies are tight in some areas of the province, there is feed around to purchase but they may just need to haul it a little way.

Ranchers hurt by flooding this year remain in a bit of a limbo, waiting to see what will happen in terms of government support before entering the market on one side or the other.

From the auction floors

Note:AllpricesinCanadiandollarsper hundredweight.Thesepricesalsogenerally representthetopone-thirdofsalesreported bytheauctionyard.

Ashern Auction Martsaw about 2,371 cattle sold on Nov. 9. For slaughter, D1 and D2 cows sold anywhere from $52 to $59; D3 and D5 cows, $47-$50; age verified, $58-$65; and good bulls, $65-$86.

Feeder steers at 800-900 lbs. brought $105-$126; 700-800 lbs., $125-$139; 600-700 lbs., $137-$164; 500-600 lbs., $155-$172; 400-500 lbs., $158-$180; and 300-400 lbs., $160-$178.

Feeder heifers at 800-900 lbs. ranged from $105 to $125; 700-800 lbs., $100-$128; 600-700 lbs., $124-$150; 500-600 lbs., $120-$156; 400-500 lbs., $128-$169; and 300-400 lbs., $130-$170.

Gladstone Auction Mart sNov. 8 sale saw 1,397 head of cattle sold. In the slaughter market, bulls ranged from $60 to $73.50 and cows brought $30-$65.

Feeder steers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. ranged from $100 to $118.25; 800-900 lbs., $115-$131; 700-800 lbs., $120-$140.25; 600-700 lbs., $125-$159.50; 500-600 lbs., $130-$164; 400-500 lbs., $150-$190; and 300-400 lbs., $150-$200.

Feeder heifers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. brought $85-$110.50; 800-900 lbs., $95-$125; 700-800 lbs., $105-$125.50; 600-700 lbs., $110-$143; 500-600 lbs. , $115-$152; 400-500 lbs., $120-$162.50 and 300-400 lbs., $120-$171.

Grunthal Livestock Auction Martmoved 175 slaughter cattle and 631 feeders on Nov. 8.

For slaughter, fleshy export cows sold from $51 to $55.50; lean export cows, $45-$52; mature cows, $42-$48; feeding cows, $60-$71; and export bulls, $70-$76.

Feeder steers at 800-900 lbs. traded at $118-$134.25; 700-800 lbs., $124-$134; 600-700 lbs., $132-$144.50; 500-600 lbs., $142-$153.50; 400-500 lbs., $150-$171; and under 400 lbs., $155-$171.

Feeder heifers at 800-900 lbs. sold from $100 to $115.50; 700-800 lbs., $114-$125; 600-700 lbs., $116-$124; 500-600 lbs., $120-$130; 400-500 lbs., $128-$141; and under 400 lbs., $135-$150.50.

Heartland Livestock Services at Brandon had 2,082 cattle on offer Nov. 8. In the slaughter market, A1-A2 steers brought $99-$104.75; A1-A2 heifers, $98-$102; D1-D2 cows, $50-$64; D3 cows, $45-$49; and mature bulls, $68-$74.50.

Feeder steers at 800-900 lbs. ranged from $118 to $138; 700-800 lbs., $130-$142.75; 600-700 lbs., $135-$152.75; 500-600 lbs., $140-$168.75; 400-500 lbs., $155-$183.50; and 300-400 lbs., $165-$195.

Feeder heifers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. brought $105-$113.75; 800-900 lbs., $108-$119; 700-800 lbs., $112-$126; 600-700 lbs., $122-$139.50; 500-600 lbs., $132-$150.25; 400-500 lbs., $138-$158.50; and 300-400 lbs., $145-$181.

Heartland Livestock Services at Virdensaw 3,312 cattle sold Nov. 9. Butcher steers brought $97-$101.75 while butcher heifers sold from $96 to $101. Age-verified/young cows ranged from $56 to $62.75; D1-D2 cows, $55-$61; D3 cows, $50-$55; shelly cows, $35-$50; and mature bulls, $70-$77.50.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. brought $118-$124.75; 800-900 lbs., $124-$136; 700-800 lbs., $132-$145; 600-700 lbs., $136-$155; 500-600 lbs., $147-$170; 400-500 lbs., $160-$186; and 300-400 lbs., $175-$210.

Feeder heifers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. traded from $108 to $118.50; 800-900 lbs., $113-$125; 700-800 lbs., $115-$128.50; 600-700 lbs., $122-$139; 500-600 lbs., $127-$148; and 400-500 lbs., $145-$166.

Ste. Rose Auction Martmoved 2,609 cattle on Nov. 10. For slaughter, D1 and D2 cows ranged from $54-$62; D3-D4 cows, $50-$54; canners, $40-$51; slaughter bulls, $68-$75; and medium bulls, $60-$70.

Feeder steers at 800-900 lbs. brought $120-$131; 700-800 lbs., $135-$143; 600-700 lbs., $140-$161; 500-600 lbs., $155-$177; 400-500 lbs., $175-$191; and 300-400 lbs., $160-$198.

Feeder heifers at 700-800 lbs. traded from $115 to $126; 600-700 lbs., $125-$141; 500-600 lbs., $130-$150; 400-500 lbs., $150-$173; and 300-400 lbs., $150-$170.

Killarney Auction Marthad 860 cattle on offer Nov. 7. D1 and D2 cows ranged from $47 to $56; D3 cows, $40-$50; and slaughter bulls, $68-$71.

Feeder steers at 700-800 lbs. brought $130-$144; 600-700 lbs., $135-$152; 500-600 lbs., $145-$171; 400-500 lbs., $160-$180; and 300-400 lbs., $170-$209.

Feeder heifers at 600-700 lbs. fetched $125- $137; 500-600 lbs., $130-$153; 400-500 lbs., $135-$155; and 300-400 lbs., $140-$150.

Taylor Auctions at Melitasaw 171 slaughter and 900 feeder animals move through the yard Nov. 10. D1-D2 cows brought $50-$58; D3 and D5 cows, $45-$50; and good bulls, $70-$76.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. brought $105-$122; 800-900 lbs., $115-$130; 700-800 lbs., $125-$142; 600-700 lbs., $135-$150; 500-600 lbs., $145-$165; 400-500 lbs., $160-$185; and 300-400 lbs., $185-$210.

Feeder heifers at 900-1,000 lbs. fetched $100-$110; 800-900 lbs., $110-$118; 700-800 lbs., $120-$130; 600-700 lbs., $135-$140; 500-600 lbs., $145-$160; 400-500 lbs., $150-$165; and 300-400 lbs., $160-$180.

Winnipeg Livestock Salesmoved 1,165 cattle on Nov. 11. In the slaughter market, dry fed cows ranged from $54 to $57; good fleshed, $48-$54; lean, $43-$48; age verified, $45-$60; and good bulls, $65-$76.

Feeder steers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. traded from $115 to $122; 800-900 lbs., $125-$135; 700-800 lbs., $128-$138; 600-700 lbs., $135-$152; 500-600 lbs., $140-$168; 400-500 lbs., $150-$182; and under 400 lbs., $160-$205.

Feeder heifers at 800-900 lbs. brought $105-$115; 700-800 lbs., $115-$125; 600-700 lbs., $120-$132; 500-600 lbs., $125-$150; 400-500 lbs., $135-$155; and under 400 lbs., $150-$175.

Phil Franz-Warkentin writes for Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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