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Feedlots From East, West Maintain Healthy Demand

Dwayne Klassen CNSC

Movement of cattle in Manitoba during the week ended Sept. 30 maintained a steady pace, but numbers were lighter at some locations as producers concentrated on fall field work.

Demand from eastern and western feedlots continued to be good, said Buddy Bergner at Ashern Auction Mart. Locals were generally non-aggressive buyers.

Values for butcher cattle strengthened, with strong demand for lightweight cattle, he said. Demand for heavier-weight animals also continued to hold good levels, with much of the interest said to come from Ontario feedlots.

A few yearlings showed up at various yards, with demand seen as strong. Values in most classes reflected that there are fewer cattle out there to work with, Bergner said.

Feed supplies in his area were seen as adequate, he said, adding that because of dry conditions there, producers were lucky to just get a first cut of hay.

From the auction floors

Note:AllpricesinCanadiandollarsperhundredweight. Thepricesalsogenerallyrepresent thetopone-thirdofsalesreportedbythe auctionyard.

Ashern Auction Mart:About 1,968 head of cattle were sold Sept. 28, including 130 slaughter cattle and 1,838 feeders. In the slaughter market, D1 and D2 cows sold anywhere from $58 to $64; D3 and D5 cows, $45 and up; age verified, $60-$66; and good bulls, $68-$82.50.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. sold from $111 to $125; 800-900 lbs., $110-$129.75; 700- 800 lbs., $112-$129; 600-700 lbs., $130-$142.50; 500-600 lbs., $150-$172.50; and 400-500 lbs., $140-$178.50.

Feeder heifers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. traded from $100 to $114; 800-900 lbs., $105- $124; 700-800 lbs., $110-$129; 600-700 lbs., $118-$128; 500-600 lbs., $120-$140; 400-500 lbs., $143-$149; and 300-400 lbs., $145-$160.

Gladstone Auction Mart:There were 907 cattle sold Sept. 27. In the slaughter market, cows traded from $40 to $67 while bulls brought $65-$72.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. fetched $100- $118.50; 800-900 lbs., $100-$134; 700-800 lbs., $110-$139.50; 600-700 lbs., $110-$145.50; 500- 600 lbs., $130-$175.50; 400-500 lbs., $140-$190; and 300-400 lbs., $140-$200.

Feeder heifers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. traded from $85 to $106; 800-900 lbs., $90- $119; 700-800 lbs., $106-$131.50; 600-700 lbs., $110-$131.50; 500-600 lbs., $120-$136.50; 400- 500 lbs., $120-$155; and 300-400 lbs., $130- $163.

Grunthal Livestock Auction Mart:There were 87 slaughter cattle and 573 feeders sold Sept. 27. In the slaughter market, fleshy export cows fetched $53-$59.75; lean export cows, $48-$53; mature cows, $47-$53; feeding cows, $60-$70; and export bulls, $70-$78.

Feeder heifers weighing 800-900 lbs. traded from $100 to $114; 700-800 lbs., $112-$129.50; 600-700 lbs., $116-$128.50; 500-600 lbs., $120- $134; 400-500 lbs., $130-$148; and under 400 lbs., $130-$155.

Feeder steers at 800-900 lbs. fetched $110- $125.50; 700-800 lbs., $120-$135; 600-700 lbs., $128-$143.50; 500-600 lbs., $140-$162; 400- 500 lbs., $150-$170; and under 400 lbs., $150- $179.

Heartland Livestock Services, Brandon:A total of 1,645 cattle were on offer for the week ending Sept. 29. Butcher steers traded from $93 to $97; butcher heifers, $90-$94; D1-D2 cows, $62-$67; D3 cows, $54-$59; and mature bulls, $74-$79.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. sold from $110 to $117.75; 800-900 lbs., $118-$128; 700-800 lbs., $127-$139.50; 600-700 lbs., $130-$144; 500-600 lbs., $135-$162.75; 400-500 lbs., $145-$168.50; and 300-400 lbs., $150- $179.50.

Feeder heifers weighing 900-1,000 lbs. sold from $100 to $113; 800-900 lbs., $110-$121.25; 700-800 lbs., $112-$126; 600-700 lbs., $120-$128; 500-600 lbs., $125-$141.50; 400-500 lbs., $130-$155.50; and 300-400 lbs., $135- $158.

Heartland Livestock Services, Virden:At the Sept. 28 sale 1,087 head of cattle were on offer. Butcher steers brought $93-$96.50 and butcher heifers, $92-$96.75. Age-verified young cows traded at $63-$69; D1-D2 cows, $61-$76; D3 cows, $57-$61; shelly cows, $47- $57; and mature bulls, $73-$80.75.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. went for $114- $121; 800-900 lbs., $122-$131; 700-800 lbs., $129-$142; 600-700 lbs., $133-$146; 500-600 lbs., $137-$158; 400-500 lbs., $150-$184 and 300-400 lbs., $155-$190.

Feeder heifers at 900-1,000 lbs. brought $108-$114.50; 800-900 lbs., $113-$121.75; 700- 800 lbs., $118-$127; 600-700 lbs., $119-$132; 500-600 lbs., $125-$140; and 400-500 lbs., $133-$155.

Killarney Auction Mart:There were 556 cattle on offer Sept. 26. In the slaughter market, D1-D2 cows brought $55-$61 while D3-D4 cows sold from $51 to $56. Slaughter bulls traded at $68-$74.25.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000-lbs. sold from $105 to $112; 800-900 lbs., $118-$128.50; 700- 800 lbs., $125-$138; 600-700 lbs., $132-$145; 500-600 lbs., $140-$151.50; 400-500 lbs., $150- $171; and 300-400 lbs., $155-$185.50.

Ste. Rose Auction Mart:A total of 875 cattle were sold Sept. 29. For slaughter, D1 and D2 cows ranged from $55 to $66; D3 and D4 cows, $50-$56; canners, $35-$51; slaughter bulls, $70-$79; and medium bulls, $65-$70.

Feeder steers at 800-900 lbs. fetched $118- $132; 700-800 lbs., $125-$142; 600-700 lbs., $130-$148; 500-600 lbs., $150-$181; 400-500 lbs., $160-$185; and 300-400 lbs., $165-$203.

Feeder heifers weighing 800-900 lbs. brought $108-$123; 700-800 lbs., $115-$133; 600-700 lbs., $120-$132; 500-600 lbs., $125-$135; 400- 500 lbs., $130-$159; and 300-400 lbs., $135- $169.

Taylor Auctions, Melita:The sale held Sept. 29 saw 383 slaughter cattle and 80 feeders sold. In the slaughter market, A1-A2 heifers traded from $95 to $98.50; D1 and D2 cows, $58-$67; D3 and D5 cows, $50-$58; and good bulls, $74-$78.50.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. brought $110- $120; 800-900 lbs., $120-$135.50; 700-800 lbs., $125-$145; 600-700 lbs., $130-$145; 500-600 lbs., $145-$160; 400-500 lbs., $160-$175 and 300-400 lbs., $170-$189.

Feeder heifers at 900-1,000 lbs. traded from $105 to $112; 800-900 lbs., $110-$118; 700-800 lbs., $115-$125; 600-700 lbs., $120-$135; 500- 600 lbs., $135-$150; 400-500 lbs., $150-$160; and 300-400 lbs., $155-$170.

Winnipeg Livestock Sales:A total of 1,079 head of cattle were sold Sept. 30: 170 were for the slaughter sector and 909 went as feeders.

For slaughter, dry fed cows brought $60-$63; good fleshed cows, $56-$60; lean cows, $52- $56; young age verified, $54-$68.50; and good bulls, $73-$80.50.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. sold from $115 to $126.50; 800-900 lbs., $115-$125.50; 700 to 800 lbs., $125-$133; 600-700 lbs., $130-$142; 500-600 lbs., $140-$162.50; 400- 500 lbs., $150-$181; and under 400 lbs., $160-$200.

Feeder heifers at 900-1,000 lbs. brought $100-$105.50; 800-900 lbs., $110-$117.65; 700-800 lbs., $115-$128.25; 600-700 lbs., $116-$126; 500-600 lbs., $125-$149.50; 400- 500 lbs., $125-$156; and under 400 lbs., $135-$166.50.

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