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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What's New

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.
A 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.
Manitoba Agriculture Statistics Factsheet is now available on our website and also ready to be shared in Manitoba Ag Days 2018.
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.

Report Release

November 02, 2018Cattle sales through Manitoba Auction Markets (PDF 307KB) are up 31% compared to last year. It can also be found at the bottom of the November 02 livestock market report (PDF 691KB).

October 26, 2018 : The United States Hog Inventory Summary (PDF 191KB) has been released and can also be found at the bottom of  the  October 26 livestock market report (PDF 493KB). US total hog inventory were 75.5 million head on September 1, 3% higher than last year.

October 22, 2018: The United States Cattle-on-Feed (PDF 181KB) has been released and can also be found at the bottom of the October 19 livestock market report (PDF 471KB). US Cattle-on-Feed on October 1 totaled 11.4 million head, 5% above the previous year. 

October 12, 2018: Cattle sales through Manitoba Auction Markets (PDF 358KB) are up 82% compared to last year.

October 12, 2018: According to the Canfax AB and SK Cattle on Feed (PDF 316KB) Report for October, cattle inventories are up 18% compared to last year.

October 2, 2018: Prices and graphs for Manitoba crops and Livestock commodities are now available for all sectors

September 17, 2018 : The Alberta and Saskatchewan Cattle-on-Feed  (PDF 187KB) has been released and can also be found at the bottom of the September 14  (PDF 507KB) 
The AB/SK Cattle on Feed report showed numbers on September 1 up 17% from last year.
September 10, 2018: Cattle Feeders Calves Sold Through Manitoba Auction Markets (PDF 205KB) has been released and can also be found at the bottom of the September 7, 2018 (PDF 521KB). MB Auction Markets sold 9,918 head of cattle in August, twice more than last year, while the year-to-date number was down by 8%.



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.