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Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar steady

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 22 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar rallied after previous losses, to close steady on Wednesday. The Canadian dollar closed at US$.7457 or US$1=C$1.3410, up from Tuesday’s close of US$.7455 or US$1=C$1.3413. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 99.12 points to close at 16,327.35, falling 0.60 per cent thanks to lagging shares in […] Read more



Durum, red spring wheat heading to prairie feed market

By Glen Hallick, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 22 (CNS Canada) – Over the last few weeks there has been very little price fluctuation for feed grain prices according to one Alberta-based commodities trader. Jim Beusekom, president of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge, Alta. said corn has been getting C$245 to C$250 per tonne. […] Read more

The feeder cattle market remains firm heading into fall, says Jerry Klassen.

Cattle producers eyeing feed grain prices

Market Update: Feeding expected to get more expensive — something has to give

Feedlot operators have had a very strenuous spring and summer. Margins have been hovering in negative territory while feed barley prices have been percolating higher. Feeder cattle prices are actually higher than year-ago levels despite the strong feed grain prices and a year-over-year increase in the U.S. calf crop. The Canadian dollar has been trading […] Read more


May feeder cattle minus October live cattle daily chart.

Looking at the feed grain component

Risk Management Part 5: More feeder cattle equals more feedlot placements, equals larger beef production

With this final article for the series on risk management for cow-calf producers, I note the previous columns discussed a specific aspect of the cash and futures market relationships. Producers are aware of when basis and futures levels are favourable and can use this information for buying price insurance or placing hedges on the feeder […] Read more




Feed Grains: Ukraine barley exports down

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 17 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets for Wednesday, Jan. 17. December barley exports from Ukraine are down, according to a story from UkrAgroConsult. According to preliminary information from market participants’ barley exports were at 70.6 million tonnes, which […] Read more



Feed Grains: Feed wheat prices on the rise in Germany

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 15 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets for Monday, Jan. 15. Feed grain prices in key cattle feeding area of Lethbridge increased during the week ended Jan. 12, according to information from the Alberta provincial government. Feed wheat is […] Read more