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Feed weekly outlook: Prairie grain prices on rise despite harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed barley and wheat prices in Western Canada have been showing some unusual strength in late September, with prices rising despite seasonal harvest pressure. “Right now we’ve been seeing a lot of talk about exports and the need for feed at feedlots,” said Erin Harakal, senior trader at Agfinity at Stony Plain, Alta. […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Prices stronger after harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain prices have been higher as the harvest has concluded across most of the Canadian Prairies. “It feels like last week and this week, the harvest has wrapped up in many areas,” said Allen Pirness, a trader with Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. “That should switch the focus for getting the crop […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Barley finds support in lull between old, new crops

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed barley bids in Western Canada are seeing some modest strength in early September, as old-crop supplies run out and the new crop is not yet available. “Prices have definitely gone up this past week,” said Mike Fleischhauer of Eagle Commodities at Lethbridge. Expectations for a good 2020 crop had farmers making space […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Grain prices soften into fall

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Old-crop feed grain prices are converging with new-crop and coming under some seasonal pressure. “As we get closer to new crop, we’ve been seeing the switch to new-crop prices from old-crop,” said Erin Harakal, a senior trader with Agfinity in Lethbridge. Feed barley prices are around $195-$200 per tonne delivered in the Lethbridge […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Early harvest pressures Alberta prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed prices in Alberta took something of a tumble this week, Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge reported. Feed prices in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, meanwhile, were steady. “Six weeks ago we were seeing harvest, at best, at the end of August. With the heat wave that’s been upon us the last […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Clearer picture of coming crop means lower prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Prices for feed barley and wheat have been trending lower recently, according to Brandon Motz of CorNine Commodities at Lacombe, Alta. While there has been some harvest pressure, Motz said “it’s more of an equalization of the crops. “We got through the crunch of July not knowing exactly where things were at. As […] Read more


Klassen: Weaker feed grains drive feeder market higher

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian yearlings traded $2-$4 higher. This was the first week of the fall yearling run with larger groups of quality packages and there was no shortage of buying enthusiasm. Heavier yearlings were readily trading at 52-week highs. Feed barley prices collapsed in southern Alberta as the harvest started in the […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Barley bids drop ahead of harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Seasonal harvest pressure is already weighing on the Canadian feed barley market, with most end users covered for the time being and waiting for the new crop. “We’re seeing buyers fill up” on barley, said Susanne Leclerc of Market Master in Edmonton. Bids were dropping on a daily basis from those still in […] Read more



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