GFM Network News


Beef cow inventories are down 1.4 per cent to 3.6 million cows.

COVID-fuelled recession clips cattle markets

Prepared by the staff of Canfax and Canfax Research Services, divisions of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

While cattle markets appear to have stabilized following the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, uncertainty surrounding the fallout of the global pandemic has created longer-lasting effects. Canadian cattle inventories continue to shrink as the U.S. cattle herd reaches its peak. What happens next will depend on domestic and global demand. All G20 […] Read more

Beef Watch: Canadian cattle herd remains steady, demand keeps prices firm

Beef Watch: Canadian cattle herd remains steady, demand keeps prices firm

Prepared by the staff of Canfax and Canfax Research Services, divisions of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

The Canadian cattle herd continued to be steady, but reduced feeder exports in 2017 was supportive to domestic beef production. Strong demand, especially from the global market, kept beef and cattle prices firm despite increased production. While the cattle market continued to be strong at the beginning of 2018, larger on-feed inventories and increasing feed […] Read more


cattle herd

Beef Watch: Canadian cattle herd steady

Prepared by the staff of Canfax and Canfax Research Services, divisions of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Sellers have lost leverage throughout the supply chain as larger protein supplies in North America are pressuring prices down. Lower cattle prices have resulted in serious red ink for feedlots and disappointing calf prices this fall. Cow-calf returns have dropped but remain above the 10-year average. For producers who have made major infrastructure investments over […] Read more