Farm product prices

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January 2012 (Previous release)

Prices received by farmers in January for grains, oilseeds, specialty crops, potatoes, cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs and dairy products are now available.

The January grain corn price for Ontario was $239.08 per tonne, up 7.2% from December, and up 20.0% from January 2011 when the price was $199.19.

The January feeder cattle price for Alberta was $116.62 per hundredweight, up 9.2% from December and up 31.3% from January 2011 when the price was $88.84.

Note: Farm commodity prices are now available free of charge on CANSIM. Prices for over 35 commodities are available by province, some series going back 20 years.

Available without charge in CANSIM: table 002-0043.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 3436.

For more information, or to order data, contact Client Services (toll-free 1-800-465-1991). To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Cindy Heffernan (613-951-2435; fax: 613-951-3868;, Agriculture Division.