Market Reports

As of February 8, 2019

Demand for butcher cows dropped this week as both of the major players in the war on cows were absent. Cows traded $7-8 lower this week.  High yielding grain fed cows traded from $73-76.  Bulls traded steady to last sale with a high of $94. Local and Western packers were the driving force behind the butcher market. We saw all classes of feeder cattle in excellent demand this week again. With a light run it was tough to test all aspects of the market. Larger run of feeder cattle expected for this week as many producers cancelled this week due to the extreme cold. Roughly 1500-1800 feeder cattle expected for the Friday February 15th sale.

 

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

Slaughter Cattle 200
Feeder Cattle 640
Other 0
Total Head Count 840

 

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 $72-76
Cows - Good Fleshed $68-74
Cows - Lean $52-68
Young Age Verified $80-110
Good Bulls $85-94

Goats

Nannys $------
Billys $250-360
Kids $$175-210cwt

Lambs & Sheep

Lambs Over 100 lbs. $----
Lambs 80 - 100 lbs. $190-200
Lambs 60 - 80 lbs. $190-200
Lambs Under 60 lbs. $----
Sheep $90-144

Feeder Cattle

Steers

Over 1000 lbs. $----
900 - 1000 lbs. $150-162
800 - 900 lbs. $160-176
700 - 800 lbs. $170-195
600 - 700 lbs. $185-214
500 - 600 lbs. $205-239
400 - 500 lbs. $210-245
under 400 lbs. $220-260

Heifers

Over 1000 lbs. $-----
900 - 1000 lbs. $140-158
800 - 900 lbs. $150-166
700 - 800 lbs. $165-173
600 - 700 lbs. $168-192
500 - 600 lbs. $175-211
400 - 500 lbs. $187-210
under 400 lbs. $-----
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