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

Cattle Report

Last Updated: 20/05/2022

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Feeder Report

Slaughter Report

Direct Sales

Alberta direct cattle sales Thursday saw light trade develop with dressed sales marked at 288.00 delivered, sales are positioned at the bottom end of last week’s trading range. Most of the cattle that traded this week were being scheduled for the week of June 20th delivery. Using a 142.00 Nebraska price, Alberta fed prices are trading at roughly a 9.00 discount against the US market. Sale volume wise, western Canadian packers did get quite a few cattle bought. This week’s cash offering has been cleaned up.

Canadian Dollar

$78.04   0.09

Steer & Heifer Trade

Live Rail
Steers --- 288.00-293.00 del (This week)
Heifers --- 288.00-293.00 (This week)

AB Cow & Bull Trade

D1, D2 Cows D3 Cows Bulls
100.00-114.00 88.00-99.00 121.00-131.00

US Trade

In the US, a couple hundred head of cattle traded in Iowa yesterday with dressed sales ranging from 225.00-228.00, 2.00-3.00 lower than last week. Live sales in Kansas were reported from 137.25-138.00, 1.00-2.00 lower. USDA is scheduled to release its May 1st cattle on feed report this afternoon, pre-report estimates are indicating April placements to be down 4% compared to last year while fed cattle marketings are projected to be down 2%. If realized this would put May 1st cattle on feed inventories up 1.4% compared to last year.

US Trade

Live Rail
Choice Steers 137.25-138.00 (KN) 225.00-228.00 (IA)
Choice Heifers 137.00-138.00 (KN) 225.00-228.00 (IA)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

June August October
132.10, +0.60 132.50, +0.47 138.40, +0.40

National slaughter cows

Boner Cows Rail Average
Over 500 lbs. US$ 162.95

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+ 183.00-185.00 152.00-166.00
800-900 187.00-202.00 169.00-175.00
700-800 200.00-215.00 175.00-184.00
600-700 215.00-238.00 184.00-202.00
500-600 225.00-240.00 190.00-206.00
400-500 239.00-249.00 205.00-216.00
300-400 --- ---
Bred Cows Bred Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs
--- --- 1,800-2,475/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
15-Aug 164 198 - 196 -
12-Sep 166 204 - 204 -
10-Oct 168 208 218 208 218
7-Nov 168 208 216 208 216
5-Dec 168 202 210 202 210
30-Jan 180 206 218 206 214
Last Updated on May 19, 2022. For more information visit lpi.​ca