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Dropping dollar pushes Prairie wheat bids higher

The MGEX December spring wheat contract rose 4.75 U.S. cents on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada were higher for the week ended Oct. 12, taking support from a weaker Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up by $11-$13 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data Quotes). […] Read more




Wet weather supportive for Manitoba’s cattle markets

A weaker loonie and higher pork prices haven’t hurt, either

Wet weather is holding producers back from rushing to sell their cattle in Western Canada, according to an analyst. “Volumes are a decent size, but they’re not burdensome by any means. (They’re) maybe slowed down a little bit by the weather and guys maybe reassessing if things are going to green up. It just takes […] Read more



Falling U.S. futures pull down Prairie wheat bids

Minneapolis spring wheat dropped 10 cents on the week, and K.C. winter wheat by 14

Wheat bids in Western Canada were weaker for the week ended Sept. 28, taking direction from U.S. futures markets which finished the week lower as well. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down by $5-$11 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled […] Read more




Dropping U.S. futures drag Prairie wheat bids lower

Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City December wheat all dropped significantly on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada were down again for the week ended Sept. 7, following the lead of U.S. futures markets. While U.S. futures dropped significantly, a weaker Canadian dollar held back losses for Prairie wheat bids. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $1-$2 per tonne, according […] Read more


Prairie wheat bids down again with U.S. futures

Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City December wheat futures were all down on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada continued to fall during the week ended Aug. 30, following the lead of the U.S. futures markets. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent) wheat prices were down by $4 to $6 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price […] Read more



Prairie wheat bids follow U.S. futures higher

Chicago and K.C. September wheat futures rose on the week while Minneapolis wheat slipped

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada climbed higher during the week ended Aug. 17, taking direction from most of the U.S. futures markets. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up $6-$9 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ […] Read more


Concerns over limited feed could mean early fall run

Cattle prices remain steady on summer-level volumes

After low-yielding hay cuts have left Manitoba cattle producers scrambling to find hay to buy, some producers are starting to consider their options — including selling earlier than usual. “I would say there’s definitely concern for sure. I’m not saying it’s in dire, desperate need today, but there’s definitely concerns of feed (shortages) in areas,” […] Read more