Market Reports

As of May 17, 2024

Butcher cows traded another $1-2 higher this week with good fleshed cows ranging from $177-185.50.  Good dairy cows traded from $150-160. Bulls traded sharply higher with top bulls up to $222. Feeder cattle were in excellent demand once again this week even with smaller volumes on hand. With some beautiful spring rain showers covering Southern Manitoba the green grass will also be appearing in the near future. Good pasture will only increase the value of having cattle inventory as we enter the summer months. Lightly backgrounded grass weight steers and heifers are definitely bringing a premium over cattle that are short framed or overfleshed. As always frozen parts, big bellies and poorly castrated cattle are being discounted. 
*****COMING UP THIS FRIDAY MAY 24 WE WILL HAVE A SMALL DISPERSAL SALE CONSISTING OF 40 COWS AND 1 BLACK BREEDING BULL. IN THIS GROUP THERE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 15 COWS WITH CALVES AT FOOT, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF BRED COWS RANGING FROM JUNE-FALL CALVING. THESE COWS ARE MAINLY BLACK OR RED AND 4-8 YEARS OLD. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TOP UP A PASTURE WITH ALL THE GRASS THATS COMING OUR WAY! THESE COWS WILL SELL IN THE MORNING AFTER OUR REGULAR BUTCHER SALE AT APPROXIMATELY 10am. 

****AUCTIONEERS TRAINING CENTER WILL BE HOLDING ANOTHER AUCTIONEER TRAINING COURSE AT WINNIPEG LIVESTOCK SALES FROM JUNE 16-21st. FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CALL WORLD CHAMPION AUCTIONEER KEN JORDAN @ 204-930-9551. 

**WINNIPEG LIVESTOCK SALES IS A TEAM AUCTION REP AND WE WOULD LOVE TO REPRESENT YOUR CATTLE ON LARGE EVEN GROUPS OF TOP QUALITY CATTLE.

 

***WE REMIND PRODUCERS THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL NEW REGULATIONS ON SAFE AND HUMANE TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS TO BE AWARE OF.  CULL COWS WITH PEAK LACTATION AND LARGE UDDERS ARE CONSIDERED COMPROMISED UNDER THES NEW RULES. ALSO ANY ANIMALS THAT ARE LAME, BLIND, CARRYING RUPTURES ARE ALSO CONSIDERED COMPROMISED. SUCH ANIMALS WILL BE SUBJECT TO FINES IF DETECTED BY CFIA AT ALL AUCTION MARKETS. 

Please see the following regulations to know what is permitted.

 

https://inspection.canada.ca/animal-health/humane-transport/eng/1300460032193/1300460096845

 

 If you are wanting someone to come look at your cattle then please call one of our field reps and we would be more than willing to come give you an idea on value. 

 WINNIPEG LIVESTOCK SALES PREMISE ID NUMBER IS: MB1023781

Horned cattle are beginning to be discounted more and more all the time. If you want your cattle to bring a premium price they must be horn free.

If you are planning on selling calves in the next month or so, please call ahead to book your cattle with us. If we know how many cattle are coming it allows us to inform buyers so they can have adequate trucks available.

 THE LINK TO PRINT YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK MANIFESTS IS AS FOLLOWS...http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/livestock/livestock-manifest.html

 A REMINDER TO PRODUCERS TO GET YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS GOING TO BECOME MANDATORY IN 2020. ALL PRODUCERS WILL NEED TO FILL OUT MANIFESTS WHENEVER THEY TRANSPORT CATTLE FROM HOME TO EITHER AUCTION MARTS OR PASTURES. THESE MANIFESTS WILL HAVE TO INCLUDE YOUR PREMISE ID NUMBERS AS PART OF THE NEW NATIONAL TRACIBILITY PROGRAM.

Please contact: Manitobe Premise ID Program-204-945-7684 or email traceability@gov.mb.ca

You can also vist their website www.manitoba.ca/agriculture/pid

Slaughter Cattle 160
Feeder Cattle 390
Other 0
Total Head Count 550

 

Producers that leave their calves intact until spring will always be discounted for cattle that appear coarse headed or having heavy tassles that will indicate they are stags or improperly castrated. IF THEY LOOK BULLY HEADED THEY WILL BE DISCOUNTED!! CASTRATE EARLY AND PROPERLY TO AVOID BEING DISCOUNTED!! ALSO HORNED CATTLE WILL BE SORTED OFF ANY GROUPS THAT ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR EASTERN ORDERS....THESE HORNED CATTLE COULD BRING $5 LESS THAN IF THEY WERE DEHORNED.

If there is any doubt or question on how to do it properly then please contact us and we will be happy to help!!

 *****IF YOU HAVE CATTLE THAT YOU FEEL MIGHT BE QUESTIONABLE FOR TRANSPORT PLEASE CHECK THE CFIA WEBSITE FOR AN UPDATE ON WHAT IS PERMISSABLE*****

Slaughter Cattle

Choice Steers & Heifers $----
Select Steers & Heifers $----
Cows - Dry Fed $175-185.50
Cows - Good Fleshed $160-175
Cows - Lean $138-155
Young Age Verified $175-215
Good Bulls $210-221

Goats

Nannys $2.00-2.60 per pound
Billys $2.40-2.90 per pound
Kids $$3.00-4.10 per pound

Lambs & Sheep

Lambs Over 100 lbs. $280-292
Lambs 80 - 100 lbs. $280-290
Lambs 60 - 80 lbs. $280-300
Lambs Under 60 lbs. $275-305
Sheep $120-148

Feeder Cattle

Steers

Over 1000 lbs. $----
900 - 1000 lbs. $----
800 - 900 lbs. $290-343
700 - 800 lbs. $310-365
600 - 700 lbs. $325-430
500 - 600 lbs. $395-442
400 - 500 lbs. $435-475
under 400 lbs. $----

Heifers

Over 1000 lbs. $----
900 - 1000 lbs. $----
800 - 900 lbs. $240-311
700 - 800 lbs. $288-343
600 - 700 lbs. $300-368
500 - 600 lbs. $345-410
400 - 500 lbs. $350-420
under 400 lbs. $----
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