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Slaughter cows just keep coming to Manitoba markets

The number of slaughter cows coming on to the market in Manitoba continued to remain strong during the week ended March 22, which had some industry members surprised. “Everybody is asking the same thing: ‘Where do the cows keep coming from?’” said Keith Cleaver, manager of Heartland Livestock Services at Brandon. “Everybody is surprised. You

Producers cash out before calf market nosedives

With his calculator at the ready beside him, Pipestone-area rancher Bob Forder watched as the first lot of “good solid” black calves at Heartland Livestock Services’ first fall pre-sort sale came through the ring. When the bidding stopped at $1.725 per pound for the lot averaging 533 lbs, a fellow in the row in front of him turned

Cattle prices see support from action on the grill

Terryn Shiells, Commodity News Service Canada / The number of cattle heading to auction yards in Manitoba was steady, while stronger prices were seen in both the slaughter and feeder cattle markets during the week ended June 1. Steady to stronger prices were seen in the slaughter cattle market; the summer barbecue season entered full