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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, September 5, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Ottawa Weekly Livestock Report OTTAWA (CP) Offerings of cattle up to Thursday this week totalled about about fewer than last week, but above the cor- responding week a year ago which was the holiday-shorten- ed week. Exports of beef cattle to the United States last week rose to 451 head, the agriculture de- partment reported today. Despite only moderate offer- ings of cattle at the public mar- kets, trading continues very un- even both in price and demand. Top quality butchers were in demand but those lacking qual- ity and condition were hard to sell. Prices on steers and heif- ers varied from 25 cents higher to 25 cents lower. Cows and bulls varied from 50 cents higher to down. Feeder cattle and stock calves aere in demand and generally steady to higher. Veal and butcher calves varied from higher to as much as lower. The hog and lamb markets were lower at all centres. Choice steers: Montreal 31 to 32.25; Toronto 31 to 32; Winni. peg 23.50 to 30; Saskatoon 28.25 to 29.50; Edmonton 27.75 to 28.35; Calgary 28 to 29. Good heifers: Montreal 25 to 26.50; Toronto 27 to 28; Wini- peg 25.50 to 26.50; Saskaton 24.50 to 25.50; Edmonton 24.50 to'25; Calgary 24.25 to 25. Good cows: Montreal 22 to 23.25; Toronto 21 to 22; Wini- peg 22 to 23; Saskatoon 20.75 to 21.50; Edmonton 19.50 to 20.50; Calgary 20.25 to 21.25. Good feeder steers: Toronto 31 to 34; Winnipeg 29 to 34; Saskaton 28 to 32.50; Edmon- ton 29 to 36; Calgary 27.50 to 31.50. i Good and choice veal calves: Montreal 39 to 43; Toronto 32 to 42; Winnipeg 4S to 50; Ed- monton 33 to 36. Good lambs: Montreal 27.50; Toronto 26 to 29; Wtaipeg 22 Potato Futures WINNIPEG (CP) T.'ie Maritime potato futures market was inactive Friday with bids and offers but no transactions. Open High Low Close Nov. 2.22B March 2.50B AprU 2.70A May 3.16B to 23; Saskatoon 22.10 to 22.90; Calgary 21.50 to 22. Grade A hogs: Toronto 8.70 to 30.60; Winnipeg 25.85 to 2780; Saskatoon 24.95 to 26.35; Edmonton 25.80 to 27.15; Cal- gary 25.85 to 27.20. Lsthbridge Livestock (Supplied b.' Canada Department of Agriculture) Sales for the period from Monday to Friday f 's week to- talled 5C" cattle; 20 calves; 145 hogs and 43 ambs. Butcher cattle prices were Livestock Oils Lead Market Up Perlich Livestock There were 770 head of live- stock sold this week at Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included 418 cattle and 298 hogs and 54 sheep. The cattle market was stronger again this week. Majority oE the cattle were grass yearling steers and heifers and met a keen demand from local feed- ers and order buyers. Price quotations were as follows: SLAUGHTERS Choice steers 28 to 28.50' me- dium 27 to 27.75. Good to'choice heifers 25 to 25.30; good 24.50 to 25; good cows 20.50 to 21.30; medium 19 to 20; canners and cutters 17 to 18.50. Bulls 23.50 to 24.60. REPLACEMENTS Grass steers 600 to 750 Ibs. 33.50 to 35.75 with sales to 36.80 on lightweight yearlings. Grain unevenly 25 cents to as much fed short keep steers 28.50 to as 2.00 higher. Replacement cattle general'v ste-fly. active. Good good, 24.2S 23.00 to 24. Trade I quality yearling grass j heifers 600 to 725 Ibs. 28.50 to and choice butcher 29.60. Grain-fed short keep heif- ers 25 to 28 depending on weight and quality. Steer calves 300 to 375 Ibs. 43.50 to 45.60; steer calves 400 to 475 Ibs. 37 to 40. There were not enough heif- er calves or feeder cows to es- tablish a firm quotation. HOGS, DAIRY CATTLE Weaner hogs met an im- proved demand this week with prices two to three dollars higher. All classes of feeder hogs continue to meet a good demand from local and province buyers. Price quotations as follows: By ART JOHNSON Canadian Press Stall Writer Western oil issues led Cana- dian stock markets in a climb to higher levels this week as prices rose for the third-consec- utive five-day period. Trading at markets was brisk, with aggressive buying and sell- ing among investors pushing volume to a near-high for the year. The Toronto Stock Exchange's volume was 12.15 million steers meeting g 1 demand at steady to strong. Good and choice butcher ''eifers met an improved demand, prices 25 or more higher. Medium and good cows-me? very good de- mand, with good ranch cows selling 1.00 to 2.00 higher, with one load of heifery ranch cows selling at 23.70. Bulls 1.00 low- er. REPLACEMENTS Steers, choice, 28.25 to 28.50; good, 27.50 to 28; medium 26 to Heifers, choice, 25 to 25.50; to 24.75; medium Cows, good, 21 to 22.80; me- dium, 19 to 20.50; earners and cutters 15.50 to 18.50. Bulls, good 23 to 24.30. REPLACEMENTS Good heav; feeder steers over 800 Ibs. 28 to 29.50; me- dium 26.00 to 27.50. Good light stock steers 550 to 650 Ibs. 32 to 35. Butcher hogs sol-" this week f.o.b. Lethbridge 25.85 to 26.65 base price. Weaner and feeder hogs sold last Monday weak to 1.00 lower. Weaner 6.00 to 14.00. Light feeders under 100 Ibs. 17.75 to 24.50. F