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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LETHBRincr HERALD Saturday, January 25, 1975. Ottawa OTTAWA (CP) Prices for top quality steers dropped by J3 a hundredweight in Toronto and drops of to were recorded in western centres as sales were down Jit nine public stockyards this week, agriculture department figures show- ed Friday. Total sales of slaughter cattle and calves were head, down 325 from the previous week; feeder cattle and calves were down 350; and sheep and lambs were down 75. Prices for lower grade cows, used for hamburger, were generally steady in most centres with Calgary reporting a gain of 75 cents while vealer calf prices dropped by SI because of limited demand. TORONTO: Top-grade heifer prices ranged from steady to 51 lower than last week. All classes of feeder cattle and calves were firm throughout the week. Prices for good lambs were steady because of the good demand while prices for top grade hogs dropped by GO cents early in the week to recover 85 cents by mid-week and an additional 60 cents at the end. WEST: Top grade heifers at Saskatoon retained their steady prices from the previous week while active trading at Alberta yards saw prices gain between 50 cents and because of strong demand. Steers weighing more than 750 pounds also were steady although ,Saskatoon prices declined by 'because of moderate trade. In Edmonton, heifers of more than Livestock 550 pounds gained steer calves 400 to 575 pounds gained at (lie start of the week only to lose between U .50 and 52 by the end: Heifers 401 to 050 pounds ut Edmonton closed at lower prices because of poor trading. Lamb prices at Edmonton dropped by early in the week. Top grade hogs generally gained in the west, with Winnipeg up by J2.25. Saskatoon by and Edmonton 11.10 after an initial drop of 85 cents. Calgary prices dropped by 70 cents. SUMMARY: Slaughter cattle, steers A-l and A-2: Calgary 40.50-42; Edmonton 38-40; Saskatoon 40-42.50; Winnipeg 42-43.50; Toronto 4446: Montreal 46.35-46.60. Heifers, A-l and A-2: Calgary 34.50- 35.50; Edmonton 33-36; Saskatoon 32.50-35.75; Winnipeg 35-37.50; Toronto 39-41. D-l and D-2 cows: Calgary 16.50-19; Edmonton 15-10.50; Saskatoon 16-18; Winnipeg 18-20; Toronto 19-21; Montreal 19-22.50. Slaughter calves, good and choice veil: Toronto 33-41; Montreal 47-59. Feeder steers more than 750 pounds: Calgary 36-39.75; Edmonton 35-38; Saskatoon 32-37; Winnipeg 33-36; Toronto 32-37. Feeder steer calves 401-575 pounds: Calgary 36-36.50: Edmonton 29-34.50; Saskatoon 25-33.75; Winnipeg 30-34; Toronto 28-36. Good lambs: Calgary 38-39; Ed- monton 35-38; Saskatoon 38-50; Toronto 52-57. Index 100 hogs dressed: Calgary 55.15; Edmonton 52.10-52.50; Saska- loon 51.65-53.55; Winnipeg 52.75-55.25; Toronto 58.05-60.35; Montreal 57.92- 58.71. THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET HOGS SELL Tues. at 1 p.m. Dairy Cows Baby Calves Sheep CHAN TEEL DAIRY SALE Tuesday, Jan. 28 2 p.m. CONSISTING OF: 1 40 Top quality springing 2 yr. old Holatein Dairy Heifers. These heifers are due to freshen within 2 weeks of sale day. Market Hogs Shipped Daily Live Weight and Dressed Basis 'SPECIAL RANCHERS CALF SALE Wed., Jan. p.m. EVERY WEDNESDAY TOP RANCH CAIVES YEARLING FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE AND CLAVES p.m. 700 HEAD 700 YEARLINGS AND MIXED CATTLE SPECIAL Stock Cow and Bred Heifer Sale Fri., Feh. p.m. Listings Invited Expecting all breeds, some bred Al to new breed bulls. Fri., Feb. 28 -1p.m. 66 Limousins S-% Heifers (1974) 14-Vi Heifers (1974) 18-Bred