AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 260.00-263.00 del

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 260.00-263.00 del

US Trade- Steers

Live: 123.00-124.00 (South)
Rail: 195.00-196.00 (North)

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 123.00-124.00 (South)
Rail: 196.00-195.00 (North)

Canadian Dollar


Cattle Report

Last Updated: 22/10/2021

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Feeder Report

Slaughter Report

Direct Sales

Alberta direct cattle sales Thursday saw light trade develop with dressed sales ranging from 260.00-263.00 delivered, 2.00-5.00 lower than the previous week. Yesterday live bids were reported in the low 150’s FOB the feedlot, 5.00 lower than last week’s weighted average price. Cattle that traded this week were being scheduled for the second half of November delivery. There were a couple instances where cattle would not be picked up until the first week in December. It was a tough week for both the fed cattle and non-fed market this week. Western Canadian packer competition on both markets were limited.

Canadian Dollar

$81.07   0.30

Steer & Heifer Trade

Live Rail
Steers --- 260.00-263.00 del
Heifers --- 260.00-263.00 del

AB Cow & Bull Trade

D1, D2 Cows D3 Cows Bulls
63.00-75.00 52.00-62.00 96.00-106.00

US Trade

In the US, around 1,000 head of cattle traded between Iowa and Nebraska yesterday with dressed sales ranging from 195.00-196.00, mostly steady with prices seen earlier in the week and steady with last week as well.  Sales in Texas and Kansas ranged from 123.00-124.00, steady with last week. USDA is scheduled to release its October 1st Cattle on Feed report this afternoon. Pre-report estimates are indicating September placements to be up 1% compared to last year while fed cattle marketings are projected to be down 1%. If realized this would put October 1st cattle on feed inventories down 1% versus last year.

US Trade

Live Rail
Choice Steers 123.00-124.00 (South) 195.00-196.00 (North)
Choice Heifers 123.00-124.00 (South) 196.00-195.00 (North)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

October December February
124.97, n/c 129.30, -0.25 134.50, -0.27

National slaughter cows

Boner Cows Rail Average
Over 500 lbs. US$ 128.66

Replacement Trade

Information provided on this report is supplied by various auction markets throughout Alberta. In reference to the following prices, producers are reminded to check with individual markets on current prices and trends. Prices quoted include top quality cattle only.

Steer Heifer
900+ 177.00-183.00 165.00-174.00
800-900 184.00-194.00 168.00-177.00
700-800 189.00-200.00 170.00-179.00
600-700 192.00-204.00 170.00-183.00
500-600 206.00-223.00 173.00-186.00
400-500 232.00-265.00 180.00-202.00
300-400 254.00-278.00 204.00-225.00
Bred Cows Bred Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs
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Livestock Price Insurance Index

The Cattle Price Insurance Program offers producers the ability to manage their bottom line by purchasing price insurance to provide a floor price on future cattle sales. This is a snapshot of top coverage offered this past week. LPI-Calf is available to purchase from February to June.

Expiry Date LPI-Fed
17-Jan 156 182 - - -
14-Feb 158 186 - 184 -
14-Mar 158 186 - 184 -
11-Apr 162 186 - 186 -
9-May 164 192 - 192 -
6-Jun 166 200 - - -
4-Jul 162 - - - -
Last Updated on October 21, 2021. For more information visit lpi.​ca