We wish everyone a Happy New Year and as the post Xmas market unfolds we saw butcher cattle improve and a drastic drop in feeder cattle prices. Butcher cows traded $3-4 higher than before the holidays. Top cows to $88 with most decent cows trading in the $80-85 range. Bulls traded steady to $1 higher with top bulls to $95 on limited supply and quality. Feeder cattle have continued to drop since before the holidays as many backgrounding operations fill up and prices fall in line to where the finishing lots want to price cattle. The futures market has also dampened spirits on replacement cattle as well. The largest swing appears to be in the mid to heavy feeders as most 750-900 lb cattle are trading $15-20 behind December prices. Most 800lb cattle fail to break $180cwt. Most light weight cattle continue to trade within $5 of pre Xmas trade prices. Most forecasts expect grass weight calves to resist the market drop in prices.
On our January 29th sale we will have a small estate dispersal sale of 8 Red Angus bred cows that are bred back to red angus bulls. These cows are 3-8 years old and expected to calve in March.
CALVES THAT ARE RECENTLY WEANED AND STALE LOOKING ARE BEING DISCOUNTED UP TO $40cwt.
If you are planning on selling calves in the next month or so, please call ahead to book your cattle with us. If we know how many cattle are coming it allows us to inform buyers so they can have adequate trucks available.
THE LINK TO PRINT YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK MANIFESTS IS AS FOLLOWS...http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/livestock/livestock-manifest.html
A REMINDER TO PRODUCERS TO GET YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS GOING TO BECOME MANDATORY IN 2018. ALL PRODUCERS WILL NEED TO FILL OUT MANIFESTS WHENEVER THEY TRANSPORT CATTLE FROM HOME TO EITHER AUCTION MARTS OR PASTURES. THESE MANIFESTS WILL HAVE TO INCLUDE YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS AS PART OF THE NEW NATIONAL TRACIBILITY PROGRAM.
Please contact: Manitobe Premise ID Program-204-945-7684 or email email@example.com
You can also vist their website www.manitoba.ca/agriculture/pid
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Producers that leave their calves intact until spring will always be discounted for cattle that appear coarse headed or having heavy tassles that will indicate they are stags or improperly castrated. IF THEY LOOK BULLY HEADED THEY WILL BE DISCOUNTED!! CASTRATE EARLY AND PROPERLY TO AVOID BEING DISCOUNTED!!
If there is any doubt or question on how to do it properly then please contact us and we will be happy to help!!
*****IF YOU HAVE CATTLE THAT YOU FEEL MIGHT BE QUESTIONABLE FOR TRANSPORT PLEASE CHECK THE CFIA WEBSITE FOR AN UPDATE ON WHAT IS PERMISSABLE*****
|Choice Steers & Heifers||$---|
|Select Steers & Heifers||$---|
|Cows - Dry Fed||$80-88|
|Cows - Good Fleshed||$75-81|
|Cows - Lean||$65-75|
|Young Age Verified||$80-130|
|Lambs Over 100 lbs.||$180-193|
|Lambs 80 - 100 lbs.||$185-200|
|Lambs 60 - 80 lbs.||$200-220|
|Lambs Under 60 lbs.||$----|
|Over 1000 lbs.||$----|
|900 - 1000 lbs.||$----|
|800 - 900 lbs.||$165-181|
|700 - 800 lbs.||$170-196|
|600 - 700 lbs.||$175-210|
|500 - 600 lbs.||$185-218|
|400 - 500 lbs.||$190-233|
|under 400 lbs.||$190-230|
|Over 1000 lbs.||$-----|
|900 - 1000 lbs.||$135-150|
|800 - 900 lbs.||$140-168|
|700 - 800 lbs.||$158-178|
|600 - 700 lbs.||$160-180|
|500 - 600 lbs.||$175-194|
|400 - 500 lbs.||$174-193|
|under 400 lbs.||$-----|