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Feed weekly outlook: Barley prices rising for northern Alberta feedlots

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — While feed barley prices are holding steady in the Lethbridge area, further north around Edmonton, prices are starting to climb. “We’re starting to see already just difficulty with loading here and there and buyers getting caught off-guard with not getting barley coming in when they needed it to happen. And that’s spurring […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Prairie feed grain prices on rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Prices are rising for feed grains in Lethbridge, with buyers starting to consider their options. “Seems every day this last week we’re surprised at higher offers being triggered than the day before,” said Jared Seitz, trade manager with Agfinity Inc. In Lethbridge, feed barley bids last week were at $5 per bushel […] Read more

Low-quality feed being dumped on market

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — Prices for feed barley and wheat don’t appear ready to spike anytime soon, as farmers across Western Canada continue to dump supplies containing high concentrations of vomitoxin and fusarium into feedlots. “Steady as it goes here is the tone,” said Allan Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. “We’re looking to clean […] Read more

Western Feedlots closure seen hurting prices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winnipeg | Reuters — The closure of one of Canada’s biggest cattle feedlots is likely to depress prices of young cattle and the grains used to fatten them, and may increase sales to the U.S., industry officials say. Alberta-based Western Feedlots said Wednesday it will shut feeding operations early in 2017, citing poor market conditions […] Read more

Overcrowded feed market eats into profitability

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — Alberta’s feed grain market is overcrowded with sellers, driving prices lower in a trend one market participant says is expected to stay for the near-term. “Farmers keep asking if there’s a lot of grain out there, and that’s not really the main reason markets are falling off,” said Jared Seitz of Agfinity […] Read more