The feeder cattle market in Saskatchewan experienced positive back-to-back weeks.
Canfax reports steer prices were higher in every weight category above 400 pounds. The average price for 600-700 pound steers was $211.75 per hundredweight, an increase of $3.18 over the previous week.
The heifer market was also strong with average price increases ranging between $3.27 and $8.80 per hundredweight. On average, Saskatchewan feeder heifer prices rose by almost $5 per hundredweight over the week.
Prices for liveweight, non-fed cattle in Alberta were mixed last week. The price of D1,2 slaughter cows declined 57 cents to average $95.43 per hundredweight; while the price of D3 slaughter cows increased $1.22 to average $86.14 per hundredweight.
The above prices are courtesy of Canfax. More information is available at www.canfax.ca