Butcher cows took a huge tumble this week as cows across the prairies are being liquidated due to drought. Many Saskatchewan markets saw 800-1000 butcher cows each come to market this week as pastures just cant support them without any moisture. Our market saw top cows go from $92-94 down to $73-76 within one week.Top high yielding cows traded from $74-76. Bulls traded $3-5 lower this week as well with top bulls trading in the $1-103 range.Local and Western packers were the driving force behind the butcher market. Feeder cattle traded with a reserved trend today as few cattle were offered, and very dry conditions across the prairies have cattle feeders not wanting to pay any more than they have to in order to acquire cattle. Most grass orders have already been filled and quality has diminished as far as selection goes. Lower futures prices and high feed costs are not making feeder cattle attractive at any levels. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!! ALSO HORNED CATTLE WILL BE SORTED OFF ANY GROUPS THAT ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR EASTERN ORDERS....THESE HORNED CATTLE COULD BRING $5 LESS THAN IF THEY WERE DEHORNED.
If there is any doubt or question on how to do it properly then please contact us and we will be happy to help!!
*****IF YOU HAVE CATTLE THAT YOU FEEL MIGHT BE QUESTIONABLE FOR TRANSPORT PLEASE CHECK THE CFIA WEBSITE FOR AN UPDATE ON WHAT IS PERMISSABLE*****
|Choice Steers & Heifers||$---|
|Select Steers & Heifers||$---|
|Cows - Dry Fed||$72-76|
|Cows - Good Fleshed||$65-75|
|Cows - Lean||$55-65|
|Young Age Verified||$80-122|
|Lambs Over 100 lbs.||$----|
|Lambs 80 - 100 lbs.||$230-299|
|Lambs 60 - 80 lbs.||$220-299|
|Lambs Under 60 lbs.||$----|
|Over 1000 lbs.||$----|
|900 - 1000 lbs.||$140-155|
|800 - 900 lbs.||$152-173|
|700 - 800 lbs.||$165-192|
|600 - 700 lbs.||$190-220|
|500 - 600 lbs.||$205-225|
|400 - 500 lbs.||$210-235|
|under 400 lbs.||$220-240|
|Over 1000 lbs.||$-----|
|900 - 1000 lbs.||$140-150|
|800 - 900 lbs.||$145-155|
|700 - 800 lbs.||$150-164|
|600 - 700 lbs.||$162-188|
|500 - 600 lbs.||$170-194|
|400 - 500 lbs.||$175-200|
|under 400 lbs.||$200-220|