Saskatchewan cattle prices were showing some upward movement this past week.
Provincial livestock economist Brad Marceniuk says feeder cattle prices were mixed but mostly on the rise.
Feeder steer prices ranged from a drop of 2 dollars 44 cents in the 900 pound weight category to a rise of 6 dollars 50 cents in the 500 to 600 pound category.
Benchmark 500 to 600 pound feeder steers averaged 187 dollars 50 cents per hundredweight.
Feeder heifer prices were mainly higher, ranging from one dollar 50 cents lower to 4 dollars 30 cents higher.
The biggest gain was in the 400 to 500 pound category.
The price of D1, D2 slaughter cows over the week declined 4 dollars 5 cents per hundredweight to average 91 dollars 58 cents, while D3 slaughter cows dropped 3 dollars to average 81 dollars.
Marceniuk says U.S. cattle futures gained more than 2 to 3 dollars last week.
U.S. red meat and poultry production is expected to rise this year by 3 per-cent, with beef up over 5 per-cent.
For 2017, U.S. beef production is expected to rise another 3.4 per-cent.