Provincial Cattle Specialist Fonda Froats says the report for the week ending June 10th shows producers showing some interest in grass cattle in areas that received moisture.
- Canfax reported a total of 5,207 head of cattle sold in Saskatchewan last week, just down from 5,840 head the previous week.
- Feeder steer prices were again mixed last week. The largest gain was seen in the 700-800lb. weight category, which were up $1.50 per cwt to average $211.50 per cwt for the week.
- The largest change in Saskatchewan feeder heifer markets was seen as a drop in the 500-600lb. weight category, which were down $3.42 per cwt. to average $197.75 per cwt.
Froats notes were seeing supplies of feeder cattle tighten.
The weekly report shows the price of D2 slaughter cows remained the same, while the price of D3 slaughter cows was up $1.64 cwt for an average of $92.21 per cwt.
- Live cattle future contract prices were up last week as per changes seen in the previous week. The June and August live cattle futures contracts settled in the same spot Friday at US$136.200 per cwt.
- Choice beef cutout prices (600-900lb.) for the week averaged US$271.03 per cwt, up US$3.81 per cwt or 1.4 per cent from US$267.22 per cwt the week of June 4, but a price decline of 19.9 per cent compared to US$338.33 per cwt from the same week a year ago.