Market Reports

As of May 20, 2022

 

Butcher cows traded barely steady this week to $1 lower. Top cows were $103. Bulls were also barely steady this week on limited selection, as good bulls topped out at $131. Feeder cattle traded all over the board this week as good quality steers and heifers were fully steady with good demand. Any cattle that were fleshy, plainer, late castrated, or horned were discounted quite heavily.  Grass weight cattle that are fully weaned and carrying light flesh out sell fall calves with extra flesh by as much as $20 cwt. Producers must be wary not to throw too much feed at calves that are still nursing. Nothing stings more than pouring expensive feed into their calves only to get discounted heavily on fat grass weight cattle. From our sheep and goat sale on Wednesday May 18th we saw lambs trade sharply lower on all classes. This drop echoed what was going on in the Eastern markets as well. 
***Any producers that experienced higher than normal mortality rates through our spring storms are asked to contact the Manitoba Beef Producers so they can get an estimate on death loss, so they can assess the situation and possibly lobby for government assistance. 


***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 THESE NEW RULES. ALSO ANY ANIMALS THAT ARE LAME, BLIND, CARRYING RUPTURES ARE ALSO CONSIDERED COMPROMISED. SUCH ANIMALS WILL B 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

 

 ****WINNIPEG LIVESTOCK SALES WILL NOW BE BACK TO NORMAL AS FAR AS COVID REGULATIONS. 

 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 215
Feeder Cattle 410
Other 0
Total Head Count 625

 

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 $93-103
Cows - Good Fleshed $85-93
Cows - Lean $78-87
Young Age Verified $80-105
Good Bulls $122-131

Goats

Nannys $225-280
Billys $350-485
Kids $2.50-3.20 lb

Lambs & Sheep

Lambs Over 100 lbs. $268-278
Lambs 80 - 100 lbs. $265-284
Lambs 60 - 80 lbs. $270-285
Lambs Under 60 lbs. $270-280
Sheep $75-132(fat culls discounted)

Feeder Cattle

Steers

Over 1000 lbs. $----
900 - 1000 lbs. $----
800 - 900 lbs. $170-192
700 - 800 lbs. $188-200
600 - 700 lbs. $190-222
500 - 600 lbs. $215-231
400 - 500 lbs. $220-240
under 400 lbs. $----

Heifers

Over 1000 lbs. $----
900 - 1000 lbs. $130-154
800 - 900 lbs. $150-175
700 - 800 lbs. $165-179
600 - 700 lbs. $167-191
500 - 600 lbs. $170-195
400 - 500 lbs. $175-205
under 400 lbs. $----
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