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Cattle numbers likely to drop as prices hold steady

Cattle numbers likely to drop as prices hold steady

Lack of regrowth on pastures may send more cattle to market

Prices at six of Manitoba’s eight cattle auctions didn’t see much movement overall for the week ended June 3. Now on a biweekly schedule, the auction marts at Ashern and Ste. Rose skipped this week, with their next sales on June 9 and 10 respectively. At Winnipeg Livestock Sales, field representative Scott Anderson said slaughter

Drop in quality and numbers seen at cattle sales

Drop in quality and numbers seen at cattle sales

Cattle producers welcome AgriStability changes

Quality in cattle, especially in feeder steers, was a bit harder to find as Manitoba livestock auction found during the week ending March 25. Heavyweight feeder steers had less of a presence than in previous weeks, with only Winnipeg Livestock Sales reporting sales of feeders weighing more than 1,000 lbs. Meanwhile, lightweight feeder steers topped


Frigid temperatures drag cattle sale volumes lower

Frigid temperatures drag cattle sale volumes lower

Barley and wheat prices are expected to weigh on values for heavier feeder cattle

As a cold snap descended across Manitoba and the rest of the Prairies, the number of cattle headed to auction was down significantly during the week ended Feb. 11. “Guys are getting up early in the morning and they have water that’s frozen or a tractor that won’t start. They have bigger fish to fry

Cattle values up with U.S. futures

Cattle values up with U.S. futures

The province hasn’t put any new pandemic restrictions on livestock markets

Cattle prices at Winnipeg Livestock Sales were a bit higher over the last week, according to the auction’s Scott Anderson. There have been positive moves in the market over the last few weeks, he said, largely due to an upswing in the U.S. futures markets. “I think this will continue through this week as well,”



Bidding better than expected at latest sheep, goat sale

Bidding better than expected at latest sheep, goat sale

The sheep and goat sale also featured a veal calf trial sale

The winter road drifting conditions and drifting snow didn’t stop producers delivering to the March 6 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Sales. A total of 146 sheep and goats passed through the ring at the event, with high bidding that surprised a few buyers in some of the individual classes. The quality of

As markets fill, prices drop

As markets fill, prices drop

The latest sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Sales saw buyers as the clearcut winners

Some say November is the end of autumn, others, the start of winter. Either way the Nov. 1 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Sales coincided with the arrival of snow. It also featured a low-key and subdued tone with markets filling and animal quality average rather than exceptional. Producers could be reducing herds,

‘Short and sweet’ for cattle movement last week

One sale to report; more scheduled for the week of July 24-28

Only one cattle sale was held in Manitoba during the week, as most markets are either closed for the summer or running at a reduced schedule. Therefore we won’t carry the usual price table this week. Winnipeg Livestock Sales held a sale on Friday where 200 cattle moved through the rings. “It was short and


Local cattle prices track wild week in U.S. futures

Local cattle prices track wild week in U.S. futures

Sales volumes are expected to slow with the season

Large price swings in the U.S. cattle futures led to similar activity in the Manitoba cattle auctions during the week ended May 5. U.S. cattle prices rallied sharply the first few days of May, with unseasonal snow that killed thousands of cattle in key U.S. feeding regions behind some of the buying interest. The resulting