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U.S. livestock: Cattle rise on strong cash markets

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose on Friday, with nearby contracts supported by firm cash markets and strong wholesale beef values, traders said. Deferred offerings rose as traders covered short positions ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly Cattle on Feed report. The report, released after the close of the […] Read more

Limousin bull picks up five championships

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The last few months have been pretty exciting for Nordal Limousin & Angus and the Limousin breed. Their bull Greenwood Canadian Impact ET, raised by Greenwood Limousin, had quite a fall run. Grand Champion bull at Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition, along with Supreme Champion at Farmfair. The final feather in […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Cattle futures drop

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures dropped on Thursday on profit-taking and fund liquidation ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly Cattle on Feed report. Feeder cattle followed live cattle futures lower. Hog futures were mixed on bull spreading, with the front month contract rising in thin trading while deferreds weakened. […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle, hog futures rise

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose on Wednesday, supported by steady-to-higher early-week cash prices, traders said. Hogs drew support from higher cash and wholesale pork prices. Futures were further supported by lower week-over-week hog weights. It’s a “good sign that these weights are coming down,” said Dan Norcini, an independent […] Read more


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Online cattle market AgriClear goes dark

Canada’s TMX Group has pulled the plug on its AgriClear online cattle exchange after almost three years of operation. TMX, which operates the Toronto-based TSX stock exchange among other services, announced on AgriClear’s lone remaining web page that the AgriClear platform and website have been decommissioned, effective Monday (April 16). “As part of the active […] Read more




Alberta Cattle Feeders approve New Era agreement

Associations: News Roundup from the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association will partner with Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) on a proposed new breakdown of the provincial producer check-off, with negotiations to continue throughout 2018. This proposal, known as the New Era Beef Industry (NEBI) agreement, was one of the main issues discussed at the ACFA’s recent annual general meeting held in […] Read more



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Klassen: Feeder market stabilizes

Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle prices were relatively unchanged. Stronger export demand appears to be supporting the market in Manitoba and certain pockets in Saskatchewan; however, Alberta feedlot interest remains subdued. Adverse weather continues to plague southern Alberta. Snow and freezing temperatures followed by brief melting periods have resulted in very poor […] Read more