About Market Info

Beef Farmers of Ontario provides a timely market reporting service for Ontario beef farmers and industry stakeholders. Information is provided primarily by Ontario beef farmers, auction markets, the DTN service and Canfax.

Ontario Auction Market Reports

Up to date sale results from various auction markets across Ontario (both computerized and non-computerized). Co-operation from computerized auction markets make it possible for BFO to generate daily and weekly reports.  All prices are per hundred weight unless noted otherwise.

Noon Report

Reported by 12:00pm daily.
This noon report features Ontario live cattle prices (fed and replacement), U.S. cash cattle trade, Alberta and mid-session quotes for the Canadian dollar, live cattle, feeder cattle, corn and soybean futures.

Daily Report

Reported by 4:30pm daily.
This daily report features Ontario rail grade cattle trade (as supplied by Ontario beef farmers), live cattle sales information (as supplied by auction markets), U.S. trade, Alberta direct trade from the previous day, closing futures for live cattle, feeder cattle, corn, soybeans and Canadian dollar, Canadian and USDA weekly kill information. Bred cow sales when available.

Weekly Report

This weekly report produced every Friday,  gives a summary of all the above mentioned markets for the week. Ontario live cattle and replacement cattle are published with volume and weighted prices. Also covered on this report is the Alberta market and U.S. market for the week. Boxed beef prices for Canada and the U.S. are included as well as the futures. A brief commentary can be found on the last page of this report.

Bred Cow Results

These results provide a summary of the average price for bred cows and cow-calf pairs in Ontario.  All prices in this section are dollars per head or per pair.


Stocker Sales

A complete listing of Ontario stocker sales, both spring and fall, and those provided through the Northern Ontario Cattle Sales Network.

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