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Klassen: Feeder market jumps on renewed optimism

Weekly slaughter pace improving

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle over 800 lbs. traded $8-$10 higher while lighter weight categories were up $4 to as much as $12 in some cases. Feeder cattle under 800 lbs. were very well bid across the Prairies; feeder cattle under 700 lbs. are now trading at prices similar to late February, […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids weaken with seeding underway

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Spring wheat bids in Western Canada lost ground during the week ended Thursday, with losses in U.S. futures and improving Prairie seeding weather weighing on values. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down by 50 cents to $1 per tonne, according to price quotes from a […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Bids mixed

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were mixed during the week ended Friday, with some gains observed in Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat, and a mixed tone for Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR). Durum (CWAD) saw small losses. Average CWRS (13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were steady to up by $4 per […] Read more

Pulse weekly outlook: Manitoba pea plant construction continues

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Work continues on Roquette’s pea processing plant at Portage la Prairie, Man., where the French plant-protein firm says measures have been taken to meet health and safety regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. “Beginning in early March we proactively started collaborating with contractors on COVID-19 prevention measures, such as increased cleaning of communal spaces […] Read more

Prairie cash wheat: Durum holds steady, other spring wheats down

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly lower for the week ended Thursday, due to declines in U.S. markets. Support came from a weaker Canadian dollar. Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheats were lower, while Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) was steady to higher. Average CWRS (13.5 […] Read more

Burnett on Markets: Weather woes span the Prairies

Reading Time: 2 minutes The weather during the last half of March provided some optimism about a normal start to spring. Farmers across the Prairies were preparing equipment, taking delivery of seed and fertilizer and looking forward to getting out into the field. Then the weather in early April dropped significant amounts of rain and snow across northern and […] Read more