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Prairie wheat bids fall along with U.S. futures

MGEX March spring wheat futures dropped 20.25 U.S. cents on the week

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada fell for the week ended Dec. 8, as U.S. futures contracts fell as well. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down by about $3-$8 per tonne in some areas of Western Canada, according to price quotes […] Read more


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Prairie wheat bids mixed with choppy loonie

The Canadian dollar bounced back Friday from a week on the downslope

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada were mixed for the week ended Dec. 1, as the Canadian dollar saw wide price swings during the course of the week. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down by $1 per tonne in some areas […] Read more



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Higher prices make for a larger fall cattle run

Auction marts are still as busy as ever but watchers expect volumes to fall soon

Prices have remained high as large volumes of cattle went through the Manitoba auction marts during the week ended Nov. 24. “(There are) big volumes of cattle moving across the west, or here in Manitoba. And I think from now on we’re going to see less volume,” said Robin Hill of Heartland Livestock Services – […] Read more


Wheat bids fall along with U.S. futures

While the futures fell, many locations saw a rising basis

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada fell slightly for the week ending Nov. 17, following decreases in the United States markets. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent protein CWRS) wheat prices were down $3 to $5 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from […] Read more



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Canola Council of Canada completes successful China trip

Group took part in a Canadian trade mission led by federal ag-minister Lawrence Macaulay

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is feeling pleased as it prepares to return to Canada following a trade mission to China. “We feel we’ve had a very successful week of promoting canola in China. As you know it’s a very important market, it’s a growing market for canola,” said Jim Everson, president of CCC, […] Read more


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Snow didn’t dampen cattle volumes

The fall cattle run is still in full swing to the delight of the sector

The first real snow of the season wasn’t enough to put a damper on the Manitoba cattle markets during the week ended November 10, with good volumes and solid prices reported across the province. “It’s certainly nice to have not only a stronger market, but a steady market,” said Allan Munroe, of the Killarney Auction […] Read more



Wheat bids rise across Western Canada

U.S. futures rose, pulling Canadian prices right along with them

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada rose for the week ending Nov. 9, following increases in the United States markets. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 per cent protein CWRS) wheat prices were up C$8 to C$9 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a […] Read more


Manitoba bean producers faring well following harvest

Weaker Canadian dollar is offsetting the effects of a weakening in the bean market

After a decent dry bean harvest in Manitoba the market is quieting down as the crop begins to ship to the American and Mexican markets. “We’ve had active movement here right at harvest time… during the next four weeks we’ll see it quiet down over the Christmas period,” said Grant Fehr, market segment manager for […] Read more



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Cattle prices stay high with large fall run volume

Auction marts were packed with cattle, yet prices stayed on the stronger side

The momentum from previous weeks continued at Manitoba auction marts during the week ended Nov. 3, as prices held steady and volumes stayed strong. “Pretty much every auction mart around the countryside was full this week for the consignments and prices stayed relatively strong,” said Rick Wright of Heartland Order Buying Company. Approximately 17,282 head […] Read more


Pea processing attracting wide interest

The Prairies has become a hotbed for ingredient manufacturing based on the crop

The French company Roquette may have kicked off the pea party when it announced a protein-processing facility at Portage la Prairie earlier this year — but it’s no longer the only guest. In September Academy Award-winning film director James Cameron announced he would be investing in a new multimillion-dollar pea-processing plant in Vanscoy, Sask. As […] Read more