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Feed barley defies expectations as prices rally

CNS Canada – Feed barley prices have no business being where they are, based on supply-demand fundamentals, but that hasn’t quelled the rally. With prices for old crop sitting a premium over new crop, most in the industry expected old crop would gradually decline over summer and the two would eventually converge. But dry weather […] Read more



Barley stocks are tight and imports of U.S. corn into Western Canada will likely continue into the new crop year.

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

Mixed outlook for feed grains

Market Talk with Jerry Klassen

I’ve received many inquiries into the outlook for corn and barley prices over the winter period. Feeder cattle prices have strengthened so that it’s difficult to pencil a profit and feedlot operators are wondering how the cost per pound gain will vary for the next round of feeding. At the time of writing this article, […] Read more



Klassen: Feeder market stable but demand remains soft

Comments from the country this week suggested the market was slightly firmer than week-ago levels. However, market reports stated prices were relatively unchanged and actually softened late in the week. The old saying that even a priest lies about his car’s gas mileage applies to overly optimistic cattlemen trying to bolster market enthusiasm. Feedlot margins […] Read more





Feed: Hail storms hit southern Australia

CNS Canada — Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets on Thursday, Nov. 5. • The president of AgResource told delegates at a conference in Winnipeg this week that the world corn crop will be down by 36 million tonnes this season (2015-16) due to heat and dryness in […] Read more

Feed: Cheap Brazilian corn bound for U.S.

CNS Canada –– Following are a few highlights in the Canadian and world feed grains markets on Tuesday, Oct. 27. • CBOT corn futures were weaker on Tuesday, with the December contract quoted at US$3.8025 per bushel at midsession, as the advancing U.S. harvest weighed on values. • Sorghum production in Mexico “has been plagued […] Read more