Manitoulin cattle fetch great prices at first sale of the year

ASSIGINACK— The Manitoulin Livestock Exchange (MLE) held its first cattle sale of the year on May 23, with 91 steers and 61 heifers on offer.

For steers, animals weighing 900 to 1,000 pounds fetched, $2,100; 800 to 900 pounds, $2,030; 700 to 800 pounds, between $1,810 and $1,890; 600 to 700 pounds, between $1,585 and $1,860; 500 and 600 pounds, between $1,600 and $1,670; 400 and 500 pounds, between $1,325 and $1,530; and 400 pounds and less, $1,080.

Heifers weighing over 900 pounds saw a price of $1,770; 800 to 900 pounds, $1,940; 700 to 800 pounds, $1,650 to $1,930; 600 to 700 pounds, $1,460 to $1,660; 500 to 600 pounds, $1,340 to $1,450; and heifers 400 to 500 pounds, $1,150 to $1,350.