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Feed grain prices in Western Canada slide on weather

Outlook could change if slow crop development leads to frost damage

Improving crop conditions have weighed on western Canadian feed barley prices over the past month as attention turns from the tight old-crop supply situation to the upcoming harvest. “Prices are dropping every day it rains,” Mike Fleischhauer of Eagle Commodities in Lethbridge, Alta. said last week. He said barley prices have come off by as […] Read more


Feed grains prices softer ahead of harvest

Old crop barley is off $20

MarketsFarm – Feed grain prices have softened ahead of harvesting season, due in part to improving growing conditions and a stronger Canadian dollar. Prairie drought conditions earlier in the summer had threatened crop yields and buoyed feed grain prices, but the weather premium has subsided thanks to recent rains. “Rain showed us we’ll have a […] Read more



Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar steady

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 22 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar rallied after previous losses, to close steady on Wednesday. The Canadian dollar closed at US$.7457 or US$1=C$1.3410, up from Tuesday’s close of US$.7455 or US$1=C$1.3413. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 99.12 points to close at 16,327.35, falling 0.60 per cent thanks to lagging shares in […] Read more

Canadian Financial Close: Canadian dollar weakens aside stocks, oil

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, May 7 (MarketsFarm) – The Canadian dollar lost slightly at Tuesday’s close, as global stocks and crude oil futures took a nosedive. The Canadian dollar closed at US$.7421 or US$1=C$1.3476, down from Monday’s close of US$.7432 or US$1=C$1.3456. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 135.71 points to close at 16,357.75. The NASDAQ lost […] Read more


Durum, red spring wheat heading to prairie feed market

By Glen Hallick, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Nov. 22 (CNS Canada) – Over the last few weeks there has been very little price fluctuation for feed grain prices according to one Alberta-based commodities trader. Jim Beusekom, president of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge, Alta. said corn has been getting C$245 to C$250 per tonne. […] 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