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Market Reports

As of November 15, 2019

 

Butcher cows traded steady this week after two weeks of sliding prices. Todays top cows trade between $68-74. Butcher bulls were also steady as top bulls bring $92-97. Feeder cattle sold fully steady on  most classes except the quality levels were definitely a deciding factor. Caatle good enough to go to Eastern orders brought $10-12 more than average calves. Yearling cattle have dropped $6-7 from last weeks trade as many feedlots have switched to calves instead of yearlings. Calves with short frames, frozen parts, or dairy cross were heavily discounted. WE REMIND PRODUCERS TO SELL YOUR CALVES RIGHT OFF THE COW OR IF WEANING THEM, TO AT LEAST WAIT 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE SELLING THEM. Calves with runny noses, droopy ears, and general poor condition were discounted heavily. Good calves that were still carrying their bloom brought a premium over calves that had lost their flesh and shine through the storm. Buyers are looking for an animal with bounce in their step! Eastern quality large framed calves are already showing a premium over British style medium frame calves.

 Winnipeg Livestock Sales is proud to present one of Manitoba's premiere Charolais herds for sale at our November 18 sale. This is a complete herd dispersal of 190 Charolais cows and 5 fancy papered herd bulls. The calves off these cows will be sold on Friday October 4th. Come out and have a look at these fancy char calves!!***

***Also added 20 black hfrs that are bred black and due to calve March 1st. THESE ARE LARGE FRAME FANCY HEIFERS AND WILL WEIGH 14-1500lbs.

***Complete dispersal of 30 good young simmental cows bred back to a simmental bull and due to start calving March 1st.

 

WINNIPEG LIVESTOCK SALES PREMISE ID NUMBER IS: MB1023781

Horned cattle are beginning to be discounted more and more all the time. If you want your cattle to bring a premium price they must be horn free.

If you are planning on selling calves in the next month or so, please call ahead to book your cattle with us. If we know how many cattle are coming it allows us to inform buyers so they can have adequate trucks available.

 THE LINK TO PRINT YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK MANIFESTS IS AS FOLLOWS...http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/livestock/livestock-manifest.html

 A REMINDER TO PRODUCERS TO GET YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS GOING TO BECOME MANDATORY IN 2020. ALL PRODUCERS WILL NEED TO FILL OUT MANIFESTS WHENEVER THEY TRANSPORT CATTLE FROM HOME TO EITHER AUCTION MARTS OR PASTURES. THESE MANIFESTS WILL HAVE TO INCLUDE YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS AS PART OF THE NEW NATIONAL TRACIBILITY PROGRAM.

Please contact: Manitobe Premise ID Program-204-945-7684 or email traceability@gov.mb.ca

You can also vist their website www.manitoba.ca/agriculture/pid

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