Markets and Statistics

Markets and Statistics Page
This section is your gateway to hundreds of factual reports describing Manitoba’s dynamic agrifood sector and rural communities.
The starting point to explore the most comprehensive reports and data is the Statistics Tables. For in-depth information on individual agricultural sectors, visit the Crops and Livestock pages. To link to statistics about farm income and expenses, visit the Financial page.
On the Trade page, you will find links to agrifood export statistics, as well as many reports on global market challenges for the industry. The Food and Value-Added page links to resources describing the economic contribution of the industry, as well as sales and market trends.
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New Report Releases

March 21, 2019 : The Beef Cattle Sector Profile  (PDF 592KB) is now available.

March 15, 2019 : The March 15 Livestock Market Report (PDF 479KB) and March 15 Grains Market Report (PDF 233KB) are now available.

March 8, 2019 :  February 2019 Cattle sales through Manitoba Auction Markets (PDF 379KB) is now available. Cattle sales are down 7% in February compared to last year.

March 8, 2019 : The March 8 Livestock Market Report (PDF 602KB) and March 8 Grains Market Report (PDF 233KB) are now available.

March 7, 2019 : New maps of Livestock Population Density and Crop Distribution of Seeded Area in Manitoba are now available.

March 1, 2019 : January US Cattle on Feed (PDF 245KB), US Cattle Inventory (PDF 249KB), and Livestock on Farm in Manitoba and Canada (PDF 272KB) are now available.

March 1, 2019 : The March 1 Livestock Market Report (PDF 602KB) and March 1 Grains Market Report (PDF 233KB) now available.

February 22, 2019 : Alberta and Saskatchewan Cattle-on-Feed (PDF 238KB) on February 1 totaled 979,669  head, 11% above the previous year.

February 22, 2019 : The February 22 Livestock Market Report (PDF 538KB) and February 22 Grains Market Report (PDF 233KB) now available.

February 15, 2019 : The February 15 Livestock Market Report (PDF 537KB) and February 15 Grains Market Report (PDF 233KB) now available.

February 12, 2019 : January 2019 Cattle sales through Manitoba Auction Markets (PDF 379KB) is now available. Cattle sales are down 1% in January compared to last year.

February 8, 2019 : The February 8 Livestock Market Report (PDF 440KB) and February 8 Grains Market Report (PDF 233KB) are now available.

February 1, 2019 : The February 1 Livestock Market Report (PDF 445KB) and February 1 Grains Market Report (PDF 233KB) now available.

January 25, 2019 : The Alberta and Saskatchewan Cattle-on-Feed  (PDF 159KB) has been released and can also be found at the bottom of the January 25  Livestock Market Report (PDF 451KB). Alberta and Saskatchewan Cattle-on-Feed on January 1 totaled 1,008,610  head, 8% above the previous year.

January 4, 2019Cattle sales through Manitoba Auction Markets (PDF 301KB) are up 13% compared to last year. It can also be found at the bottom of the January 4 Livestock Market Report (PDF 508KB).

What's New

New maps of Livestock Population Density and Crop Distribution of Seeded Area in Manitoba are now available.

Updated Farm Cash Receipts are now available. Check out our financials page if you want to take a close look at the numbers. 

Manitoba Agriculture Statistics Factsheet is now available on our website and also ready to be shared in Manitoba Ag Days 2019.

The Price Discovery Stakeholder Working Group is looking at options to improve the collection and reporting of Fed Cattle market information in Canada.  Please see the Importance of Cattle Price Reporting and plan to participate (read more here).
Manitoba Markets Weekly Reports:  These two reports are a weekly summary of the latest commodity prices for Livestock along with Grains and Oilseeds.
new report on Manitoba Forage prices is availale. This report is the result of extensive surveys of buyers and sellers in Manitoba. It can be found under Forage Market Prices.
2016 Census of Agriculture Manitoba Profile has been released. The number of Manitoba farms has been declining, while the farm size, herd sizes and gross farm cash receipts have been increasing. Manitoba has the second youngest population of farm operators in Canada.
The Price Improvement Program is currently in place to improve quality and quantity of livestock marketing information. Program information and Livestock Prices Collection Templates can be found under Livestock Statistics. Market Intelligence encourages both buyers and sellers to contribute by reporting sales information.


The video Canadian Agriculture Statistics is now available and can be viewed through the Statistics Canada website.  Statistics Canada provides agriculture information that ranges from farm to the grocery aisle.  View their latest video and learn more about Canadian agriculture.  Manitoba Agriculture uses this information to publish agriculture statistics specific to Manitoba.  You can find Manitoba market and statistics information at our website.