The Ministry of Agriculture's weekly cattle marketing report shows cattle numbers remain strong while prices take a drop last week.
The fall cattle run is well underway.
Canfax reporting 17,446 head of feeder cattle sold in Saskatchewan over the week, just down from 19,302 head the previous week.
Feeder steer and heifer prices were down across all reported weight categories compared to the previous week.
Feeder steer prices ranged from $329.10 per cwt for the 300-400lb weight category to $240.33 per cwt for the 800-900lb weight category.
Feeder heifer prices ranged from $252.75 per cwt for the 300-400lb weight category to $204.63 per cwt for the 800+lb weight category.
The largest decreases were around $4.00 per cwt for steers weighing between 600-800lbs.
Meantime, heifers above 700lbs had the largest price decreases averaging $10.00-$11.00 per cwt below the previous weeks prices.
In the feeder steer category the smallest loss was on the 300-400lb weight animals dropping $0.98 per cwt from the previous week to end the week averaging $329.10 per cwt.
The smallest price decrease for feeder heifers was in the 300-400lb weight category, with prices down $2.14 per cwt to average $252.75 per cwt for the week.
D2 slaughter cows increased $0.27 per cwt from the previous week to average $104.20 per cwt, while D3 slaughter cows were down $0.83 per cwt to average $89.92 per cwt.
Lethbridge Barley climbed to $431.50/tonne last week, up $10.00/tonne from the previous week.