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Klassen: Improving margins support feeder market

Average western Canadian feeder cattle prices were $3-$5 above week-ago levels, with top-quality larger groups trading as much as $8-$10 higher. While current pen closeouts remain underwater, the deferred positions are somewhat brighter, which has rejuvenated buying enthusiasm. Most risk management strategies rely on cattle feeders staying in the game all year. There appears to […] Read more

(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

U.S. livestock: Cash price outlook extends CME live cattle losses

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures slumped for a second straight session on Tuesday, pressured by follow-through selling and potentially softer cash prices later this week, traders said. June live cattle closed down 0.15 cent/lb. at 118 cents, and August ended 1.275 cents lower at 113.175 cents (all figures US$). Futures […] Read more


Alberta lifts off-roading ban

Citing an outbreak of “wet and cool weather” across parts of the province, reducing the overall fire hazard, the Alberta government has lifted most of its restrictions on off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. The province lifted its OHV ban for “much of the province” except for its forest areas around Lac La Biche and Fort McMurray, […] Read more

Atlantic salmon is one of the major species grown in aquaculture. (Troutlodge, Inc. photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Canada says GMO salmon safe for consumption

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada approved a type of genetically modified salmon for sale, health officials said on Thursday, the first such animal to be cleared as safe for consumption in the country. The salmon was approved in the U.S. to be farmed for human consumption last year but has since been a source of […] Read more