Feeder cattle prices were mixed last week with lower steer prices and higher bids for heifers.
Canfax reports 6,917 head were sold in Saskatchewan last week, down from 8,494 head sold the previous week, but up from 5,368 head the same week a year ago.
The only steer class to show a price gain was 900 pounds and over. Feeder steer prices declined by almost $2 per hundredweight over the week. Saskatchewan feeder steers moved contrary to Alberta and Manitoba prices, which were higher.
Prices for liveweight, non-fed cattle in Alberta were lower over the week. The price of D1,2 slaughter cows declined 97 cents to average $109.83 per hundredweight. The price of D3 slaughter cows declined $2.50 to average $97.88 per hundredweight.
Fed cattle prices for Alberta fed steers averaged $180.02 per hundredweight, down $11.49 per hundredweight. Most of the price gains from the previous week's big jump ($14.09) were given back over the week.