AB Direct - Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00 del

AB Direct - Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 265.00 del

US Trade- Steers

Live: 118.50-119.00 (South)
Rail: 188.00 (North)

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 118.50-119.00 (South)
Rail: 188.00 (North)

Canadian Dollar

$81.85
0.42

Cattle Report

Last Updated: 05/05/2021

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Direct Sales

Alberta direct cattle sales Wednesday saw light trade develop with dressed sales marked at 265.00 delivered, sales are steady to 2.00 lower than last week. All three Western Canadian packers are showing interest on the cash market but competition to own cattle seems to be a little weaker compared to last week. Usually in late April/early May, fed cash sales volumes are rather large but overall sale volumes have been fairly moderate over the past couple of weeks. Even though fed prices are at annual highs feedlot margins remain negative. A lot of early placed calves have breakevens in the mid 160’s.

Canadian Dollar

$81.85   0.42

Steer & Heifer Trade

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

Cow & Bull Trade

D1, D2 Cows D3 Cows Bulls
93.00-106.00 80.00-92.00 105.00-122.00

National slaughter cows

Boner Cows Rail Average
Over 500 lbs. US$ 135.67

US Trade

In the US, very light trade was reported in Nebraska yesterday with dressed marked at 188.00, 2.00-3.00 lower than last week. Around 1,000 head of cattle also traded in Texas and Kansas yesterday with live sales ranging from 118.50-119.00, sales are steady to 0.50 higher than last week. Beef cutout values continue to impress, in 15 out 16 days Choice cutout have closed higher. At these kind of price levels export demand has to be fading. Given strengthening cutout and lower cattle prices packers are making 700-800/head.

US Trade

Live Rail
Choice Steers 118.50-119.00 (South) 188.00 (North)
Choice Heifers 118.50-119.00 (South) 188.00 (North)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

June August October
115.05, +0.62 117.60, -0.12 122.75, -0.35

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+ 174.00-176.00 155.00-165.00
800-900 176.00-191.00 163.00-175.00
700-800 194.00-202.00 170.00-186.00
600-700 207.00-224.00 178.00-191.00
500-600 227.00-247.00 190.00-209.00
400-500 241.00-256.00 197.00-213.00
300-400 --- 210.00-216.00
Bred Cows Bred Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs
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