Western Canadian feeder cattle prices were steady with week-ago levels as continued strength in fed cattle and lower available supplies continued to support the market.
May 21, 2013 4:51AM
The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots last month was up 15 per cent from a year earlier, a government report showed Friday, and analysts said reduced feed costs encouraged fattening cattle for slaughter.
May 18, 2013 12:11PM
A potentially fatal hog virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea, has been found in the United States for the first time, government and private industry officials said on Friday, posing a new threat for the country's struggling pork producers.
May 18, 2013 11:59AM
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Friday as traders adjusted positions ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly cattle-on-feed report that was released after the futures closed, analysts and traders said.
May 18, 2013 11:42AM
Canada will put forward a list of U.S. products it wants to target in retaliation for U.S. country-of-origin meat labels if last-minute changes to U.S. label regulations don't prove satisfactory, Canadian officials said on Friday.
May 17, 2013 6:42PM
U.S. corn futures rose 1.8 per cent on Friday, reversing three days of declines on strong cash markets as farmers focused on planting their 2013 crop rather than selling in the cash market, traders and analysts said.
May 17, 2013 6:26PM
Starting July 2, federally inspected meat plants in Canada will be required to label beef steaks or roasts that have been mechanically tenderized, the federal government announced Friday.
May 17, 2013 5:54PM
Saskatchewan has jumped straight from flooding into fire season this spring.
May 17, 2013 4:34AM
U.S. corn futures fell 1.4 per cent on Thursday on optimism over seeding progress and prospects for the new crop, while soybeans rose on tight U.S. supplies, traders said.
May 16, 2013 5:18PM
Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures closed higher on Thursday, lifted by strong wholesale pork values in tight seasonal supplies, analysts and traders said.
May 16, 2013 5:05PM