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Feed weekly outlook: Barley, wheat price strength may continue

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Prices for feed barley and wheat have remained strong over the last few weeks, according to traders in Alberta and Saskatchewan. “They move up a dollar or two per metric tonne just to keep moving the old crop,” said Evan Peterson of JGL Commodities’ Saskatoon office. “From what we’ve seen, buyers are just […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Lower stocks support grain prices

Corn still 'competitively' priced

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices in Western Canada have been strong lately, as old-crop supplies reach seasonal lows. “We’re getting to the bottom of old-crop stocks,” said Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. However, he noted, growing conditions on the Prairies have been favourable, with no indication of a “drought-induced early harvest.” Old-crop […] Read more



With beer taps off, malt barley demand down

No significant drop in barley acres expected

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Declining beer consumption due to the COVID-19 pandemic will also lead to reduced demand for the malt barley to brew it — but acreage to the crop is unlikely to see much adjustment on the Prairies. “I don’t think there’s any question — without sporting events, and festivals, and concerts – that beer […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Cheaper corn to temper rising barley bids

Lack of farmer selling a factor in bids

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Rising feed barley prices in Western Canada may be nearing their upper limit, as end users look to add more cheaper corn to their rations. “The higher that barley and wheat get, the more attractive corn gets,” said Mike Fleischhauer of Eagle Commodities in Lethbridge. “If barley and wheat go any higher, we’ll […] Read more

China-Australia row to reshuffle trade in bulging barley market

Gains for Canada, other exporters won't be 'magical'

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris | Reuters — A prohibitive Chinese import tariff on Australian barley will benefit other suppliers without changing the bleak global outlook caused by large stocks and depressed beer demand, analysts and traders said. Beijing said on Monday it would apply an 80.5 per cent tariff on Australian barley imports for the next five years, […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Barley prices strong

Jury still out on impact of China-Australia trade spat

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices across the Prairies have been stronger during the week ended Thursday, buoyed by rainy conditions in southern Alberta coupled with steady demand. “To fill the gaps, prices have had to go up,” said Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. Prices for feed barley went up by about $5 […] Read more

China hits Australia with barley tariff

Duty to last for five years; China may turn to Canada, other exporters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beijing/Sydney | Reuters — China added to tensions with Australia on Monday by announcing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties totalling 80.5 per cent on Australian barley imports from Tuesday (May 19), which is expected to all but halt a billion-dollar trade between them. China’s ministry of commerce said it had confirmed dumping by Australia and significant […] Read more



Feed weekly outlook: Overwintered barley beats expectations

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Last fall’s remaining barley crops coming off the field this spring were at risk of causing a supply glut in feed grain markets. Luckily, however, those overwintered barley crops are in better-than-expected condition, and not all of them are going into the feed market. “We thought there would be a lot more coming […] Read more