AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00-293.00 del (This week)

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00-293.00 (This week)

US Trade- Steers

Live: 137.25-138.00 (KN)
Rail: 225.00-228.00 (IA)

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 137.00-138.00 (KN)
Rail: 225.00-228.00 (IA)

Canadian Dollar

$78.04
0.09
May 12, 2022 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Scammers exploiting dire cattle feed situation in Alberta, says head of beef producers group

Livestock investigator says some have lost upward of $50,000 due to bad cheques By Jade Markus, CBC Calgary Due to last summer’s drought and winter’s supply chain issues, cattle feed is still hard to come by in Alberta — and what’s available comes at a cost.  That’s leading to a surge in scams, thefts and bad…

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April 27, 2022 Issues & Insights

Wild pig distribution and eradication on the prairies

When wild boar were first brought to the prairies, experts suggested crossing them with domestic pigs for a bigger, more reproductive animal. Unfortunately, some of the traits that make them great farm animals, also make them a wildly successful invasive pest. According to Dr. Ryan Brook, wild pig occurrences occupy just over one million square…

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April 21, 2022 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | Restoring marginal lands can be a long-term money-maker

New conservation program offers $125 per acre to seed unproductive annually cropped lands to forages By Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer Express Alberta producers are finding a way to make their marginal lands pay, with a little help from Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). “Not all parts of a field are created equal,” said Darwin Chambers, head…

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April 16, 2022 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | How to win fans and influence consumers

Three people share how they changed their minds about beef, becoming advocates for beef production By Piper Whelan, Canadian Cattlemen Magazine David Kleiman’s first visit to a ranch in the southern Alberta foothills was an awe-inspiring experience he’ll never forget. Nature and conservation have been life-long passions for Kleiman, a Calgary-based science teacher. After meeting…

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April 15, 2022 Issues & Insights

Fighting Fires, Feeding Cows: Too Close to Home premieres April 20

From the makers of Guardians of the Grasslands, comes a new short documentary — Too Close to Home. Too Close to Home documents recent fires in British Columbia, and showcases the opportunity to utilize cattle to reduce fire risk. Too Close to Home premieres April 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. MT, with a panel discussion…

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April 14, 2022 Issues & Insights

Building the best beef team

The beef industry is changing. Cattle are forward contracted at a historic volume; consolidation is rampant and foreign ownership is threading itself throughout the industry. Identity and certified programs capture much of the market through to slaughter, while feeder cattle continue to swap countries just as readily as they do provincial borders.   Export markets demand…

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Top Stories

May 20, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Avoid getting scammed in haste for feed

May 20, 2022 Innovation & Technology

Calf 911: BCRC video series provides practical approach to newborn calf management

May 20, 2022 Innovation & Technology

What We're Reading | How to transform livestock waste into products of economic and ecological value

Cattle Report

Updated: 20/05/2022

Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00-293.00 del (This week)

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 288.00-293.00 (This week)

Choice Steers

Live: 137.25-138.00 (KN)
Rail: 225.00-228.00 (IA)

Choice Heifers

Live: 137.00-138.00 (KN)
Rail: 225.00-228.00 (IA)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: US$ 162.95

Canadian Dollar

$78.04   0.09

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
15-Aug 164 198 -
12-Sep 166 204 -
10-Oct 168 208 218
7-Nov 168 208 216
5-Dec 168 202 210
30-Jan 180 206 218
Last Updated on May 19, 2022