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Market Reports

As of May 10, 2019

Butcher cows lost whatever gains they made the previous week. Cows were off $4-7 this week. Top high yielding cows hit $97. Bulls traded fairly steady with a high of $104. Local and Western packers were the driving force behind the butcher market. This week the futures market continues to be a roller coaster as $2 swings seem to be the norm from day to day. Live cattle are trending sharply lower as we enter the summer months but packers are killing large numbers weekly in the South because they are still making large profits. The futures market for feeder cattle has seen the market lose over $15-18 in the last two weeks. Mondays market saw another sharp decline as both live cattle and the feeders dropped $150-350cwt. This drop has been causing the local feeder cattle market to drop appropriately. 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.

 

Good groups of quality cattle continue to bring a premium at all classes.  If you are looking at selling this week please call to let us know, so we can relay our expected numbers to the buyers, so they can have adequate trucks arranged.

 

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 2018. 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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