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Weekly cattle auction report

Smaller volumes propped up prices

Feeder cattle prices at auction yards across the province of Manitoba brought in steady to strong prices during the week ended June 21. Smaller numbers helped to keep prices propped up, while a pickup in demand from local buyers was responsible for some prices moving higher. Scott Anderson, with Winnipeg Livestock Sales, said the demand

Cattle market report

Activity was on the quiet side at auction yards across the province during the week ended June 7. Only a handful of Manitoba’s cattle markets held sales, as marketings slow down heading into the summer. Of the sales that were held at Winnipeg, Brandon, Virden and Grunthal, volumes were varied, ranging from as little as

Winter weather continues to draw out spring run

The spring cattle run is lasting longer than some people originally anticipated, and auction yards across Manitoba continued to see strong volumes of cattle during the week ended April 12. Auction yards at Grunthal, Virden and Gladstone all reported having more cattle at their sale than the previous week, while markets at Ashern, Brandon and

U.S. drought pressures feeder market

Manitoba cattle auction marts operated in full holiday mode during the week ended July 27, with only a couple of yards holding sales. Heartland Livestock Services in Brandon and Winnipeg Livestock Sales were the only auction yards able to provide market reports for the week. Both auction marts reported a steady volume of cattle compared

Producers expecting even stronger prices this fall

The cattle auction yards in Manitoba continued to operate in a holiday-reduced atmosphere, but values for the cattle market held fully steady levels during the week ended June 29. The fully steady levels came despite the “significant” drop seen in U.S. livestock futures over the same week, an industry official said. “We had an increase

Summer slowdown supports values at auctions

Cattle prices at Manitoba auctions were steady to stronger during the week ended June 8, as there was a smaller number of cattle for sale. Rick Wright, buyer with Heartland Order Buying Co., said cattle numbers normally slow down a little bit as the summer months approach, but this year the number of cattle at