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Market Reports

As of November 25, 2022

Butcher cows were $2-3 lower this week after last weeks rebound.  Good cows were in the $83-91 range. Bulls were stronger again this week with good bulls hitting $128. Large frame exotic cows that looked like they could gain weight between now and spring seemed to trade higher than currently thick fed cows as speculators hedge that the spring butcher cow market will be higher than it currently is. There was good demand on feeder cattle agsin but with thousands of cattle coming to town buyers can afford to be choosey. This past week will see the largest calf numbers of the fall run. With trucks scarce buyers do not have a sense of urgency to buy second cut cattle. Yearlings are beginning to wind down but still trading strong.  As we see more calves showing up it's imperative to make sure producers DO NOT WEAN YOUR CALVES TWO WEEKS BEFORE SELLING THEM. Likeswise if your cows and calves are still out on pasture make sure your herd is getting enough feed to prevent the calves from greening up and losing their baby bloom. Calves that are thin coming to auction not only lose valuable weight but they also lose their eye appeal as well. calves with bloom and bounce in their step will always sell better.

***FROM MONDAYS BRED SALE WE SALE DECENT COWS TRADE IN THE $1300-1475 RANGE ON LIMITED TOP QUALITY. AS FOR THE HEIFERS, THEY WEIGHED MAINLY 925-980 AND BROUGHT $1800-1990. THERE WAS EXCELLENT BUYER TURNOUT AND WE WILL BE HAVING ANOTHER BRED SALE DECEMBER 12th AT 10AM. PLEASE CALL TO CONSIGN YOUR COWS IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO MOVE THEM. 

***WE REMIND PRODUCERS THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL NEW REGULATIONS ON SAFE AND HUMANE TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS TO BE AWARE OF.  CULL COWS WITH PEAK LACTATION AND LARGE UDDERS ARE CONSIDERED COMPROMISED UNDER THES NEW RULES. ALSO ANY ANIMALS THAT ARE LAME, BLIND, CARRYING RUPTURES ARE ALSO CONSIDERED COMPROMISED. SUCH ANIMALS WILL BE SUBJECT TO FINES IF DETECTED BY CFIA AT ALL AUCTION MARKETS. 
Please see the following regulations to know what is permitted.

 

https://inspection.canada.ca/animal-health/humane-transport/eng/1300460032193/1300460096845

 

 ****WINNIPEG LIVESTOCK SALES WILL NOW BE BACK TO NORMAL AS FAR AS COVID REGULATIONS. 

 If you are wanting someone to come look at your cattle then please call one of our field reps and we would be more than willing to come give you an idea on value. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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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