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Feed weekly outlook: Demand strong for Canadian wheat

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Domestically-grown feed wheat is seeing stronger prices and increased demand — but unlike other commodities, the demand is coming from Canada itself. Wheat has become a more desirable crop for feed rations in recent months as barley prices have risen due to increasing exports to China. With less barley available to feedlots, wheat […] Read more

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Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices mostly steady through market turmoil

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Despite commotion in markets due to economic impact from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, feed grain prices have been steady, according to Nelson Neumann of Agfinity in Edmonton. Feed prices were in a steady decline since the cold snap around the beginning of January, he said. “This week/last week, we haven’t seen the price […] Read more


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Klassen: Feeder market starts 2020 on steady tone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, short-keep replacement cattle and feeders in the mid-weight categories were steady to $3 lower on average; feeder cattle under 600 lbs. traded $2 lower to as much as $5 higher. Featherlight calves remain strong trading at similar levels to late December. Most auction markets resumed their regular sales schedules last week. […] Read more



A barley crop south of Ethelton, Sask. on July 30, 2019. (Dave Bedard photo)

Feed weekly outlook: New-crop expectations weigh on bids

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain bids in Western Canada have trended lower over the past month amid expectations for large barley production and concerns over possible downgrades to wheat quality. “We’ve definitely seen (barley prices) soften up quite a bit,” said grain broker Nelson Neumann of Agfinity at Stony Plain, Alta. New-crop feed barley is trading […] Read more

New crop barley bids are between C$225 and C$230 per tonne.  Photo: File

Feed weekly outlook: Barley prices soften before harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm – As harvest season kicks off for feed grains, new crop prices are at “market-clearing levels.” Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge, Alta., said cattle farmers are “in pretty good shape for old crop grain,” and are “waiting for new crop to hit.” “It’s taking its toll on prices a little bit, […] Read more


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Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices softer ahead of harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices have softened ahead of harvesting season, due in part to improving growing conditions and a stronger Canadian dollar. Drought conditions earlier in the summer had threatened Prairie crop yields and buoyed feed grain prices, but the weather premium has subsided thanks to recent rains. “Rain showed us we’ll have a […] Read more

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Klassen: Feeder market experiences fortuitous bounce

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded $2-$5 higher on average. Auction barns had limited numbers on offer but strong buying interest surfaced for quality packages. Alberta feedlots were the main buyers setting the price structure. There were two main factors enhancing demand this week. First, U.S. packers started to show some […] Read more


Barley south of Ethelton, Sask. in early August 2017. (File photo by Dave Bedard)

Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices back off previous highs

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed barley prices have come down from June highs, which saw prices around $300 per tonne. Currently, feed barley is around $275-$280 as market participants anticipate arrival of new crops. However, demand for feed grains remains high, as “we’re still dealing with a full feedlot,” said Brandon Motz of CorNine Commodities at Lacombe, […] Read more

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Malt barley prices remain stable

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Malt barley prices have held steady throughout the 2019 growing season as global demand remains strong. Malt prices in 2018 were driven about 15 per cent higher due to a global shortage. According to Farmlink, drought conditions caused Australia to produce “one of the smallest barley crops in recent memory.” The crops were […] Read more