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The last few cattle are still headed to pasture as the market takes its annual break.

Culls dominate Manitoba cattle markets

Most facilities are already on summer schedule

Cull cows accounted for most of the cattle moving through the Manitoba cattle auction yards in mid-June, with facilities already closed for the summer or operating at a reduced schedule. “We’re seeing large volumes of cows come into the market in Manitoba,” said Rick Wright of Heartland Order Buying, adding that prices were relatively steady

Auction marts urged to introduce social distance

Cattle are still flowing through auction marts as scheduled

The Livestock Markets Association of Canada wants to see more social distance at auction marts in the wake of COVID-19. The association has released an emergency response policy, asking its members to implement social distancing and prevention measures against the virus. “What we are looking at is trying to get a consistent message out to


Live cattle futures drag on local prices

Time is the insulator for prices in lighter-weight cattle, for now

Plummeting live cattle futures put pressure on local heavyweight cattle prices at Manitoba’s cattle auctions during the week ended March 6. Allan Munroe of Killarney Auction Mart noted “a large price slide” between 600- and 800-lb. cattle, as prices for lighter cattle remain strong. Last week, 700- to 800-lb. feeder cattle were priced between $180


Fall cattle run’s launch delayed as rains improve pastures

Producers with cull cows may want to sell soon

Numbers moving through Manitoba’s cattle auction yards are starting to pick up ahead of the fall run, with prices holding firm during the last week of September. “We finally saw decent volumes of calves to establish prices,” said Rick Wright of Heartland Order Buying. “Up until now we’ve had really light deliveries and the market