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Cattle market keeps holding steady as summer draws near

Recent rains haven’t relieved producers’ drought anxiety

Although traffic is starting to slow down at Manitoba’s auction marts for the summer, business held steady for the week ended June 8. “The market numbers this week, for those markets that had sales, deliveries were actually higher than anticipated,” said Rick Wright of Heartland Buying Order Co. About 1,913 head were run through the […] Read more


Prairie wheat bids down with U.S. futures

MGEX, CBOT and K.C. wheat futures declined between three and six per cent on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada fell for the week ended June 1, following the lead of U.S. futures. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $12-$16 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by […] Read more



Wheat and US dollars

Prairie wheat bids follow U.S. futures upward

MGEX, CBOT and K.C. July wheat rose by between two and five per cent on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada rose for the week ended May 25, taking support from rising U.S. futures and a weaker Canadian dollar. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up $7-$17 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section […] Read more


Weaker loonie drives up Prairie wheat bids

MGEX, CBOT and K.C. July wheat contracts all rose in value on the week

A weaker Canadian dollar combined with rising U.S. futures drove wheat bids in Western Canada higher for the week ended May 18. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent) wheat prices were up by $10-$11 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of […] Read more



Prairie wheat bids follow U.S. futures upward

July MGEX and CBOT wheat futures rose while K.C. HRW wheat slipped on the week

Most wheat bids in Western Canada rose for the week ended May 4, supported by gains in the U.S. markets and a slightly weaker loonie. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent) wheat prices rose by $8-$11 per tonne across most of the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of […] Read more


Prairies’ cattle markets starting to strengthen

Supplies may drag on prices heading further into summer

Cattle prices are starting to rise on the Prairies following a rebound for cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, from where one Alberta analyst sits. “(In) the last two, three weeks, (prices have become) pretty good finally. We really had a meltdown in the futures two, three weeks ago, (due to) trade worries and […] Read more



Weak loonie drives Prairie wheat bids upward

Average CWRS prices were up $3 per tonne on the week, while CPSR bids rose $13-$15

Most wheat bids in Western Canada rose for the week ended April 27, taking strength from a lower Canadian dollar. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent) wheat prices rose by $3 per tonne across most of the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ […] Read more


U.S. futures fall, dragging on Prairie wheat bids

MGEX, CBOT and K.C. wheat slip by two to three per cent on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada declined for the week ended April 20, following the lead of U.S. futures markets. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent) wheat prices fell by $7-$11 per tonne across most of the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price […] Read more



Prairie wheat bids mixed, watching U.S. futures markets

MGEX and CBOT May wheat futures were up on the week, while K.C. May wheat fell

Wheat bids in Western Canada were mixed for the week ended April 13, following U.S. futures markets, which were also mixed. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices rose by $1-$5 per tonne across most of the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled […] Read more


Prairie wheat bids follow U.S. wheat futures higher

MGEX, CBOT and K.C. May wheat all rose at least four per cent on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada rose for the week ended April 6, following the lead of U.S. futures. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices rose by $13-$16 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data […] Read more