Source: Beef Farmers of Ontario
Prices are reported on a “per one hundred pound” basis, unless otherwise stated.
Updated daily as the information is submitted, completed by 12:00 noon.
Today at the Ontario Stockyards Inc. there are 30 fed steers & heifers, 175 cows & 15 bulls on offer.
Cows and bulls are selling steady with good thicker cows selling slightly stronger. 800 stockers are expected for Thursday’s sale.
Ontario auction sales on Tuesday saw weighted average prices for:
|Large & Medium Frame Fed Steers||165.24-175.81||171.07||177.25|
|Large & Medium Frame Fed Heifers||165.51-176.72||172.66||200.50|
|Bulls all weights||108.09-130.19||117.42||141.00|
|Veal 600 lbs and over||135.53-169.29||153.21||218.00|
|Veal 125 lbs and less||171.73-308.84||241.43||425.93|
|Replacement steers 700-799||200.01-235.66||225.73||244.50|
|Replacement steers 600-699||214.77-251.58||232.20||271.00|
|Replacement heifers 700-799||155.19-182.53||176.77||186.00|
|Replacement heifers 600-699||159.77-202.84||177.98||217.00|
Alberta Direct Trade
The Alberta direct trade for Tuesday was not updated at time of reporting.
U.S. Trade (U.S. funds)
The U.S. cash cattle trade was active on Tuesday with prices in the south up $1.00-$2.00 cwt from last week from $139.00-$141.00, mainly $140.00-$141.00 live. In the north some live trade was noted from $143.00-$145.00 up $1.00-$2.00 while dressed deals ranged from $228.00-$232.00, mainly $230.00 up $4.00 cwt. Today, bids in Nebraska have surfaced from $145.00-$146.00 live but no trade has surfaced, and all other feeding states are quiet. Asking price on the remaining cattle are at $142.00-$143.00 live in the south and $234.00 plus dressed in the north.
At the Central Stockyards online auction today there were 3,052 head on offer, in 18 lots. Three lots sold from $134.00-$135.00 live, all Holsteins. Three lots of beef breeds sold from $140.00-$140.25 live, up $1.00 from last week. 12 lots were unsold with reserve bids from $142.00-$148.00 live not being met.
|Choice and select steers and heifers: (2/3 choice)||live||139.00-145.00|
On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange midsession trade on Wednesday April 20th saw:
|May||8.07 1/4||+3 1/4|
|May||17.30 3/4||+14 1/4|
|Jul||17.02 1/2||+10 3/4|
Soft Red Winter Wheat for:
|May||10.78 1/2||-20 1/2|
|Jul||10.86 3/4||-22 1/4|
This concludes the Wednesday mid-day Cattle Market Report