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McMillin: Fed cattle prices slowly improving

McMillin: Fed cattle prices slowly improving

The Markets with Deb McMillin, from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Fed cattle Fed cattle prices are slowly improving. The Alberta average climbed $0.50/cwt to $151.20/cwt at the start of February. Since the beginning of the year, the average has climbed nearly four per cent. Packer interest has been solid but larger fed cattle supply has limited seller leverage and high feed costs are encouraging feeders […] Read more

McMillin: Fed-cattle prices stubborn to move

McMillin: Fed-cattle prices stubborn to move

The Markets with Deb McMillin, from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Fed cattle December is typically a strong month for fed cattle prices and while prices have started moving higher, the rate of increase has been disappointing. Recent foodservice restrictions, cancelled holiday parties, uncertainty around jobs and income all have an impact on beef movement. However, more people working from home and limited restaurant spending has […] Read more


(HLS.ca/virden)

Auction marts urged to introduce social distance

Cattle are still flowing through auction marts as scheduled

The Livestock Markets Association of Canada wants to see more social distance at auction marts in the wake of COVID-19. The association has released an emergency response policy, asking its members to implement social distancing and prevention measures against the virus. “What we are looking at is trying to get a consistent message out to […] Read more

Feeder cattle market outlook

Feeder cattle market outlook

Market Talk with Jerry Klassen

I’ve received many calls with regard to the outlook for the feeder cattle market for the fall and winter period. Many cattle producers are asking if they should be backgrounding their calves over the winter while others are looking to sell yearlings over the next month. There are quite a few factors that will influence […] Read more


(CIA.gov)

Loonie tanks post-Brexit, but benefits minimal for farmers

CNS Canada — The Canadian dollar slipped after Britain voted Thursday to leave the European Union, a trend which one financial analyst expects to continue in an otherwise uncertain environment. But the loonie hasn’t fallen far enough to bring support to Canadian commodity markets. “Short-term, we’re going to be dealing with the day-to-day volatility and […] Read more