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Feedlots Across Canada Still Call For Manitoba Cattle

Cattle movement continued firm at the various auctions in Manitoba during the week ended Nov. 4 with solid demand remaining in place.

The market is very strong, said Rick Taylor of Taylor Auctions at Melita.

Feeder cattle movement continues to advance at a very fast pace in the province, he said, with sound demand for feeder cattle continuing from feedlots in both Eastern and Western Canada.

The shortage of animals, along with ongoing firm demand, helped strengthen prices, he said. However, he added, truck shortages caused some transportation concerns in moving cattle around the province.

Despite Canadian currency continuing to tread close to parity at around US98.36 cents, off from US$1.0082 on Oct. 28, its effect has not dampened overall market sentiment, thanks to good demand from buyers willing to pay higher prices, he said.

From the auction floors

Note:AllpricesinCanadiandollarsperhundredweight.Thesepricesalsogenerallyrepresentthetopone-thirdofsalesreportedbytheauctionyards.

Ashern Auction Martmoved 2,550 head of cattle Nov. 2 including 250 for slaughter and 2,300 feeders.

For slaughter, D1 and D2 cows sold from $55 to $60; D3 and D5 cows, $48-$64; age verified, $58-$64; good bulls, $68-$80; and heiferettes at $78.50.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. sold from $117 to $122; 800-900 lbs., $118-$130; 700-800 lbs., $131-$144; 600-700 lbs., $134-$160; 500-600 lbs., $155-$175; 400-500 lbs., $160-$185; and 300-400 lbs., $158-$179.

Feeder heifers at 800-900 lbs. sold from $109 to $123; 700-800 lbs., $100-$127; 600-700 lbs., $122-$148; 500-600 lbs., $124-$159; 400-500 lbs., $135-$168; and 300-400 lbs., $140-$170.

Gladstone Auction Martsaw 1,222 cattle sold Nov. 1. For slaughter, cows traded from $46 to $65, while bulls traded from $65 to $76.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. fetched $95-$115; 800-900 lbs., $105-$139.75; 700-800 lbs., $110-$136.75; 600-700 lbs., $130-$156.25; 500-600 lbs., $140-$166.50; 400-500 lbs., $160-$191; and 300-400 lbs., $165-$205.

Feeder heifers from 900 to 1,000 lbs. went for $75-$100; 800-900 lbs., $90-$123; 700-800 lbs., $100-$128.50; 600-700 lbs., $110-$137; 500-600 lbs., $130-$162; 400-500 lbs., $140-$177; and 300-400 lbs., $140-$174.

Grunthal Livestock Auction Martsold 103 slaughter cattle and 835 feeders Nov. 1. Fleshy export cows fetched $57-$65; lean export cows, $48-$56; mature cows, $46-$55; feeding cows, $60-$69; and export bulls, $70-$76.

Feeder heifers at 800-900 lbs. sold from $100 to $115; 700-800 lbs., $110-$125; 600-700 lbs., $116-$130; 500-600 lbs., $120-$136; 400-500 lbs., $132-$148; and under 400 lbs., $140-$155.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs., sold from $110 to $120; 800-900 lbs., $116-$128; 700-800 lbs., $122-$137; 600-700 lbs., $130-$146.50; 500-600 lbs., $140-$162.50; 400-500 lbs., $160-$174.50; and under 400 lbs., $165-$190.

Heartland Livestock Services at Brandonhad 3,593 cattle on offer during the week ending Nov. 1.

For slaughter, D1-D2 cows traded from $50 to $64; D3 cows, $49-$59; butcher heifers, $98-$102.50; and mature bulls, $72-$79.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. sold from $110 to $125; 800-900 lbs., $115-$135.50; 700-800 lbs., $128-$146; 600-700 lbs., $130-$150.25; 500-600 lbs., $135-$165.25; 400-500 lbs., $165-$187; and 300-400 lbs., $170-$193.

Feeder heifers weighing 900-1,000 lbs., sold from $105 to $119.25; 800-900 lbs., $112-$125; 700-800 lbs., $116-$129.50; 600-700 lbs., $120-$130; 500-600 lbs., $130-$145; 400-500 lbs., $135-$156; and 300-400 lbs., $140-$171.

Heartland Livestock Services at Virdenon Nov. 2 had 3,729 head of cattle on offer. For slaughter, butcher steers brought $97-$101.75 while butcher heifers fetched $96-$101. Age-verified young cows traded at $57-$63; D1-D2 cows, $56-$61; D3 cows, $52-$56; shelly cows, $35-$50 and mature bulls, $72-$77.50.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. traded from $116 to $124.75; 800-900 lbs., $124-$136; 700-800 lbs., $130-$143; 600-700 lbs., $135-$154; 500-600 lbs., $146-$166; 400-500 lbs., $158-$184; and 300-400 lbs., $170-$200.

Feeder heifers at 900-1,000 lbs. brought $108-$116; 800-900 lbs., $111-$122; 700-800 lbs., $115-$128.50; 600-700 lbs., $121-$138; 500-600 lbs., $127-$147; and 400-500 lbs., $145-$164.

Killarney Auction Martmoved 950 cattle Oct. 31. In the slaughter market, D1-D2 cows brought $52-$58, while D3-D4 cows sold from $42 to $52. Young feeder cows brought $55-$68 and slaughter bulls, $68-$74.

Feeder steers at 700-800 lbs. sold from $130 to $145.50; 600-700 lbs., $138-$155.50; 500-600 lbs., $145-$170.50; 400-500 lbs., $160-$188; and 300-400 lbs., $170-$212.

Feeder heifers from 700 to 800 lbs. sold from $115 to $126.50; 600-700 lbs., $125-$140; 500-600 lbs., $130-$152; 400-500 lbs., $138-$155; and 300-400 lbs., $145-$178.

Ste. Rose Auction Martsaw 2,885 cattle sold Nov. 3. In the slaughter market, D1 and D2 cows ranged from $54 to $64; D3 and D4 cows, $50-$54; canners, $40-$51; slaughter bulls, $70-$78.50; and medium bulls, $60-$70.

Feeder steers at 800-900 lbs. fetched $120-$128; 700-800 lbs., $135-$141; 600-700 lbs., $140-$155; 500-600 lbs., $155-$171; 400-$500 lbs., $175-$187; and 300-400 lbs., $160-$205.

Feeder heifers at 800-900 lbs. sold from $115 to $126; 700-800 lbs., $115-$126; 600-700 lbs., $120-$141; 500-600 lbs., $130-$155; 400-500 lbs., $140-$170; and 300-400 lbs., $150-$185.

Taylor Auctions at Melitaon Nov. 3 handled 150 slaughter cattle and 1,125 feeders. For slaughter, D1 and D2 cows sold from $55 to $65; D3 and D5 cows, $45-$55; and good bulls, $70-$75.50.

Feeder steers at 900-1,000 lbs. sold from $110 to $122; 800-900 lbs., $125-$135; 700-800 lbs., $140-$148; 600-700 lbs., $145-$152; 500-600 lbs., $155-$170; 400-500 lbs., $165-$195; and 300-400 lbs., $185-$210.

Feeder heifers from 900 to 1,000 lbs. traded from $105 to $112; 800-900 lbs., $110-$118; 700-800 lbs., $120-$130; 600-700 lbs., $125-$140; 500-600 lbs., $140-$160; 400-500 lbs., $150-$170; and 300-400 lbs., $170-$180.

Winnipeg Livestock Saleson Nov. 4 moved 1,870 head of cattle, of which 280 were for the slaughter sector and 1,590 sold as feeders.

In the slaughter market, dry fed cows brought $55-$58; good fleshed cows, $50-$55; lean cows, $45-$50; young age-verified $48-$60; and good bulls $68-$77.75.

Feeder steers over 1,000 lbs. brought $102-$111; 800-900 lbs., $120-$133.50; 700 to 800 lbs., $125-$140; 600-700 lbs., $135-$153.25; 500-600 lbs., $140-$160; 400-500 lbs., $140-$176; and under 400 lbs., $145-$181.

Feeder heifers at 900-1,000 lbs. brought $100-$112; 800-900 lbs., $110-$118.50; 700-800 lbs., $115-$122; 600-700 lbs., $115-$133; 500-600 lbs., $122-$140; 400-500 lbs., $130-$155; and under 400 lbs., $135-$166.

Adam Johnston Writes For Commodity News Service Canada, a Winnipeg company specializing in grain and commodity market reporting.

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