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Manitoba Auction Markets saw an increase in feeder steer prices last week with the highest average price recorded for the 401 to 500-pound steers up $84.25 per cwt from the previous week to $465 per cwt. The highest average feeder heifer price was in the 801 to 900-pound weight category, up $17.50 per cwt for an average price of $305 per cwt. The average price for D1-D2 slaughter cows was $141.50 per cwt, D3's $121.25  per cwt while the slaughter bull price dropped $11.32 per cwt for an average of $160.33 per cwt.

In Saskatchewan, Canfax reported 4,655 head of Saskatchewan feeder cattle sold over the week. The largest price increase for feeder steers was in the 900+ weight category, with prices up $11.50 per cwt for an average price of $314.50 per cwt. The largest price increase for feeder heifers was in the 500-600 pound category with prices up $5.12 per cwt for an average price of $339 per cwt. 

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