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Prairie cash wheat: Rising loonie cuts into bids

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada lost ground during the week ended Thursday, as the bearish influence of a strengthening Canadian dollar more than offset supportive influence from gains in U.S. futures. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $5.50-$10 per tonne, according to […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Lack of willing sellers underpins prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Pea and lentil bids in Western Canada are holding relatively steady for the time being, despite anecdotal reports of increased international demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with attention soon shifting to spring seeding. A lack of willing sellers is keeping pulse bids underpinned in Western Canada, according to broker Dale McManus of […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Lower loonie strengthens bids

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada for the week ended Thursday were up for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat. Bids for Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) were steady to higher. The Canadian dollar was down by approximately four-10ths of a cent during the week, which provided support […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: More than weather behind canola uptrend

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Canola’s sharp rise over the last week can be attributed not only to poor weather on the Prairies, but to other factors as well, according to MarketsFarm Pro analyst Mike Jubinville. For seven straight trading sessions, canola bids have climbed, from $445.60 per tonne at the close of trading on Sept. 27 to […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Uncertainty, lack of farmer selling lift canola bids

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Over the last week or so canola prices have been largely supported by two factors, according to Errol Anderson of Pro Market Communications in Calgary. “To some degree it’s still crop uncertainty and growers aren’t selling.” Cash bids have varied widely, he said, while spot premiums have shot up a bit. “That indicates […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Lethbridge feedlots buying U.S. corn

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — As barley prices climb, feedlots around Lethbridge have found a cheaper feed option: corn from the U.S. “Price has (pushed feedlots to buy corn). Barley, it’s probably $4, $5 a tonne higher than corn price right now. And the cattle feeder can source corn quite easily and more economically than barley,” said […] Read more


ICE weekly outlook: Big crop keeps market under pressure

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — ICE Futures Canada’s canola contracts were up and down during the week ended Wednesday, lacking any clear direction as values consolidated above the nine-month lows set the previous week. “Canola is a follower and does not have a mind of its own,” said analyst Wayne Palmer of Agri-Trend. The underlying fundamentals were […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola ‘stuck in neutral’

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — ICE Futures Canada canola contracts are lacking any clear direction at the beginning of May, and may stay rangebound through the seeding period. “Canola is stuck in neutral,” said Wayne Palmer, senior market analyst with Agri-Trend Marketing. “We’re at that stage where it’s rangebound, waiting for news, and watching the weather across […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cash, pork prices send CME hogs higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures gained for a second day in a row on Tuesday, strengthened by upward-trending prices for market-ready, or cash, hogs and the morning’s firmer wholesale pork values, said traders. They said October futures led advances after investors actively bought that contract and simultaneously sold deferred months, […] Read more