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Slaughter cow prices increase across the Prairies

Total cattle marketings in Manitoba for March 3rd to the 9th show 11,018 head of cattle moved through the province's four main auction marts.

Feeder steer prices ranged from an average of $335.38 cwt for the 401 to 500 pound weight category to $220.94 for the 901+ category.

Feeder heifer prices ranged from an average of $270.94 cwt for the 401 to 500 pound weight category to $187.13 for the 901+ category.

D1-D2 cows in Manitoba increased $8.64 to average at $115.36 cwt, D3 slaughter cows increased $7.70 for an average of $98.00 cwt.

Canfax reported Saskatchewan feeder cattle volumes at 12,576 head sold over the last week.

Feeder steers ranged from $349.50 per cwt for the 300-400lb weight category to $236.00 per cwt for the 900+lb weight category.

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