AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00-276.00 del

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00-276.00 del

US Trade- Steers

Live: 136.00-136.25
Rail: 218.00

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 136.00-136.25
Rail: 218.00

Canadian Dollar

$78.33
0.12

Cattle Report

Last Updated: 28/01/2022

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Feeder Report

Slaughter Report

Direct Sales

Alberta direct cattle sales so far this week have seen light trade develop with dressed sales ranging from 265.00-276.00 delivered, steady to a couple dollars lower than last week. Cattle that traded this week were being scheduled for the week of February 21st and 28th delivery. Using a USD$137.00 Nebraska price, Alberta fed prices are trading at roughly a 13.50 discount against the US market. For the end of January this is the weakest basis since 2015. At least one Alberta packer will work this Saturday.

Canadian Dollar

$78.33   0.12

Steer & Heifer Trade

Live Rail
Steers --- 265.00-276.00 del
Heifers --- 265.00-276.00 del

AB Cow & Bull Trade

D1, D2 Cows D3 Cows Bulls
70.00-79.00 73.00-70.00 89.00-96.00

US Trade

In the US, light clean up trade was noted in Nebraska and Kansas yesterday. Dressed sales were reported at 218.00 and live sales ranged from 136.00-136.25, both live and dressed sales are steady with last week. Sale volumes are once again light but there is a good chance business has wrapped up for this week. With slaughter volumes closer to normal beef cutout values have started to ease. US steer carcass weights declined 6lbs to average 922lbs, 3lbs smaller than last year.

US Trade

Live Rail
Choice Steers 136.00-136.25 218.00
Choice Heifers 136.00-136.25 218.00

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

February April June
138.37, +0.55 142.27, +0.65 137.25, +0.55

National slaughter cows

Boner Cows Rail Average
Over 500 lbs. US$ 138.96

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+ 180.00-186.00 164.00-170.00
800-900 182.00-190.00 168.00-174.00
700-800 187.00-198.00 170.00-177.00
600-700 198.00-210.00 173.00-184.00
500-600 216.00-235.00 183.00-199.00
400-500 229.00-250.00 195.00-210.00
300-400 --- ---
Bred Cows Bred Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs
1,100-1,725/head --- ---

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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
Price
LPI-Feeder
Alberta
LPI-Calf
Alberta
LPI-Feeder
SaskMan
LPI-Calf
SaskMan
25-Apr 172 190 - 190 -
23-May 174 200 - 198 -
20-Jun 174 212 - - -
18-Jul 168 - - - -
15-Aug 166 210 - 210 -
12-Sep 168 216 - 218 -
10-Oct 170 218 - 220 -
Last Updated on January 20, 2022. For more information visit lpi.​ca