Market Reports

As of March 27, 2020

 

Butcher cows traded another $10-12 higher this week as hamburger meat continues to fly off the shelves in the grocery stores. Good fleshed dry fed cows bring $104-111. Bulls also flew off the charts with top bulls bringing up to $137.The feeder market remained steady to a bit higher than last weeks trade even as futures market lost $5-7 at weeks end. Good 700lb strs bring $195-199. Good 600lb strs bring $210-220. We are expecting another good run of feeder cattle next week and remind producers that there will not be a sale on April 10, which is Good Friday. 

The Coronavirus is pummeling the world markets in every way possible. All stock markets have been dropping as well as both cattle and grain futures. Please feel free to call us for info on what the current market trends are if you ae contemplating shipping calves.

*****IN ORDER TO DO OUR PART IN LIMITING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WE ARE ASKING THAT IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING ON BUYING LIVESTOCK AT OUR UPCOMING SALES THAT YOU STAY AT HOME. IF YOU ARE CONSIGNING ANIMALS AT ONE OF OUR SALES WE ARE HOPING YOU WILL CONSIDER HAVING YOUR CHEQUES MAILED OUT TO YOU AS TO PREVENT UNNECESARY GATHERINGS ON SALE DAYS. IF YOU INSIST ON WATCHING YOUR ANIMALS SELL ON SALE DAYS, PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL TO OTHERS BY MAINTAINING A 6 FT SAFETY BUFFER ZONE. WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR HELPING KEEP OUR BUYERS AND STAFF AT MINIMAL RISK.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Slaughter Cattle 250
Feeder Cattle 900
Other 0
Total Head Count 1150

 

Producers that leave their calves intact until spring will always be discounted for cattle that appear coarse headed or having heavy tassles that will indicate they are stags or improperly castrated. IF THEY LOOK BULLY HEADED THEY WILL BE DISCOUNTED!! CASTRATE EARLY AND PROPERLY TO AVOID BEING DISCOUNTED!! ALSO HORNED CATTLE WILL BE SORTED OFF ANY GROUPS THAT ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR EASTERN ORDERS....THESE HORNED CATTLE COULD BRING $5 LESS THAN IF THEY WERE DEHORNED.

If there is any doubt or question on how to do it properly then please contact us and we will be happy to help!!

 *****IF YOU HAVE CATTLE THAT YOU FEEL MIGHT BE QUESTIONABLE FOR TRANSPORT PLEASE CHECK THE CFIA WEBSITE FOR AN UPDATE ON WHAT IS PERMISSABLE*****

Slaughter Cattle

Choice Steers & Heifers $---
Select Steers & Heifers $---
Cows - Dry Fed $103-111
Cows - Good Fleshed $94-103
Cows - Lean $80-94
Young Age Verified $90-122
Good Bulls $115-136

Goats

Nannys $110-160
Billys $220-360
Kids $$180-200cwt

Lambs & Sheep

Lambs Over 100 lbs. $----
Lambs 80 - 100 lbs. $245-280
Lambs 60 - 80 lbs. $265-302
Lambs Under 60 lbs. $----
Sheep $100-140

Feeder Cattle

Steers

Over 1000 lbs. $---
900 - 1000 lbs. $---
800 - 900 lbs. $148-180
700 - 800 lbs. $170-199
600 - 700 lbs. $185-227
500 - 600 lbs. $190-234
400 - 500 lbs. $190-229
under 400 lbs. $200-240

Heifers

Over 1000 lbs. $----
900 - 1000 lbs. $----
800 - 900 lbs. $140-154
700 - 800 lbs. $145-177
600 - 700 lbs. $165-189
500 - 600 lbs. $165-192
400 - 500 lbs. $165-195
under 400 lbs. $180-200
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