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Tighter corn and barley stocks for 2018-19

Market Talk with Jerry Klassen

It’s that time of year when I receive many inquiries in regard to the feed grain outlook for the 2018-19 crop year. In the previous article, I discussed South American crop conditions and North American projections for the upcoming crop year. Feedlot operators have been factoring higher costs per pound gain which has resulted in […] Read more




Feeder cattle outlook

Market Talk with Jerry Klassen

It’s that time of year when I receive many inquiries from cow-calf producers and feedlot operators regarding the price outlook for feeder cattle. Throughout March, yearling prices were under pressure while calves and cattle fit for grass were rather firm. The feeder cattle market appears to be sending mixed signals. Feedlot margins have been rather […] Read more


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Feed grain outlook for 2018

Market Talk with Jerry Klassen

Once again it is that time of year when I receive many inquiries from cattle producers with regard to the price outlook for feed grains. At the time of writing this article, Lethbridge area feedlots were buying feed barley in the range of $218/mt to $223/mt; however, feedlots located between Calgary and Edmonton were making […] Read more



Feed Grains: Iowa Corn Growers President urges U.S. not to leave NAFTA

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 19 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets for Friday, Jan. 19. Cheap feed costs are accelerating construction of hog barns in Iowa, where a third of United States hogs are raised. A story by Reuters said higher profits from […] Read more

Feed Grains: World’s largest cattle feeding operation sold

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 18 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets for Thursday, Jan. 18. Pinnacle Asset Management announced in a press release Wednesday, it had bought United States-based Five Rivers Cattle Feeding from JBS USA for approximately US$200 million. Five Rivers Cattle […] Read more


Feed Grains: Ukraine barley exports down

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 17 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets for Wednesday, Jan. 17. December barley exports from Ukraine are down, according to a story from UkrAgroConsult. According to preliminary information from market participants’ barley exports were at 70.6 million tonnes, which […] Read more

Feed Grains: Manitoba corn sparking interest from Alberta feedlots

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 16 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets for Tuesday, Jan. 16. Despite large corn stocks around the world Manitoba farmers are faring well due to good yields. Manitoba’s average yield last year was 134 bushels an acre. Alberta feedlots […] Read more


Feed Grains: Feed wheat prices on the rise in Germany

By Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, Jan. 15 (CNS) – Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets for Monday, Jan. 15. Feed grain prices in key cattle feeding area of Lethbridge increased during the week ended Jan. 12, according to information from the Alberta provincial government. Feed wheat is […] Read more

Feed Grains: USDA raises corn yield estimate

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Jan. 12 (CNS Canada) – Average U.S. corn yields for 2017 were raised to 176.6 bushels per acre by the USDA in a report on Friday. That compared with an earlier estimate of 175.4 bushels per acre and would be about two bushels per acre above the previous year’s […] Read more