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
Good volumes moved through Manitoba cattle auctions open during the week ended April 26, with solid prices in both the feeder and butcher markets. The short week due to Good Friday the previous week, and the fact that some auctions were closed for Easter Monday, meant the sales which were running were busy. “The numbers
Only four of Manitoba’s eight major cattle auctions had sales last week, with sales numbers down compared to those before the holiday break. For the week ending Jan. 11, auctions at Brandon, Grunthal, Virden and Winnipeg sold a total of 1,164 cattle, with weather having played a role in the lower numbers. “We ran into
Bucking the trend of declining numbers of cattle going to auction, Ashern Auction Mart is still witnessing increasing numbers and expecting more. Ashern had numbers jump by 21 per cent for its Nov. 28 sale, according to manager Kirk Kiesman, who said he’s expecting more for its Dec. 5 sale. “I would say we are
Cattle numbers for the first official week of the fall run at auction marts across Manitoba were in line with years past and values were steady from the previous week. “I think that’s just kind of part of the volume that’s going to be coming at every auction in the next six weeks. Every auction
After low-yielding hay cuts have left Manitoba cattle producers scrambling to find hay to buy, some producers are starting to consider their options — including selling earlier than usual. “I would say there’s definitely concern for sure. I’m not saying it’s in dire, desperate need today, but there’s definitely concerns of feed (shortages) in areas,”
The Victoria Day long weekend limited activity at Manitoba’s cattle auction yards during the week ended May 26, but the market was steady for the animals that still moved. “I didn’t see any change from the previous week. Everything was fully steady on the feeder cattle,” said Robin Hill of Heartland Livestock Services at Virden.
The Canadian Angus Association (CAA) has named Heartland Livestock Services from Virden, Manitoba with the Auction Market of the Year. CAA director of field services, Brian Good, and Manitoba field staff, Lois McRae, presented the award in Winnipeg at the recent Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference. Heartland Livestock Services has been connecting buyers
The first real snowfall of the year, seen on Nov. 17, didn’t keep the cattle away at Manitoba’s auction yards during the week ended Nov. 22. The snow made for some messier conditions and caused a few cancellations here and there, but overall didn’t interfere too much with cattle marketing in Manitoba during the week.
Manitoba auction yards were very busy again during the week ended Nov. 8, according to Robin Hill of Heartland Livestock Services at Virden, who noted the fall run should wrap up near the end of the month. “Volume was great this week,” he said, adding that over 5,000 cattle went through the auction yard at