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Market Reports

As of June 14, 2019

Butcher cows took a huge tumble this week as cows across the prairies are being liquidated due to drought. Many Saskatchewan markets saw 800-1000 butcher cows each come to market this week as pastures  just cant support them without any moisture. Our market saw top cows go from $92-94 down to $73-76 within one week.Top high yielding cows traded from $74-76. Bulls traded $3-5 lower this week as well with top bulls trading in the $1-103 range.Local and Western packers were the driving force behind the butcher market. Feeder cattle traded with a reserved trend today as few cattle were offered, and very dry conditions across the prairies have cattle feeders not wanting to pay any more than they have to in order to acquire cattle. Most grass orders have already been filled and quality has diminished as far as selection goes. Lower futures prices and high feed costs are not making feeder cattle attractive at any levels. As numbers begin to decline for the summer months our prices listed below may not be as accurate, as many classes of cattle wont be represented from week to week. We will do our best to give accurate prices for those classes not represented. If you have more questions, please feel free to call us.

 

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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