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Prairie CWRS bids tick higher with U.S. futures

Cash CPSR values turned downward on the week, as did Kansas City wheat futures

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada ticked higher during the week ended May 19, propped up by supportive action in U.S. futures. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were up by as much as $1 in the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section of […] Read more


Prices remain firm as buyers seek grass cattle

Beef demand is seen steady leading up to Father’s Day

Prices for cattle at Manitoba auction yards stayed relatively firm amid declining volumes. Around 4,600 animals made their way through the rings during the week ended May 19, down from 7,500 the week before. There was some softening on heavier-weight steers, while lower-weight animals held their own and ticked higher in a few cases. “The […] Read more



Western Canadian wheat bids trend lower

Cash wheat values on the Prairies followed U.S. futures downward

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada were lower during the week ended May 12, weighed down by action in U.S. futures. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were down by $1.20 to as much as $3.50 in the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section […] Read more


Cattle markets descend into correction mode from rally

Beef demand is expected to slip after Father’s Day

The spring cattle rally may be finally coming to an end. Bids for most classes at stockyards across the province were the same or even slightly lower in some cases during the week ended May 12. Heavier-weight animals were steady to lower, with heifers (800-900 lbs.) down $3-$5. Steers (400-500 lbs.) were also down roughly […] Read more



Western wheat bids chop up and down

Average prices for CWRS wheat ran around $232 per tonne in western Manitoba

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada saw volatile action during the week ended May 5, ultimately ending mixed in the face of competing influences. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were down by as much as $1.75 to up $2.25 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according […] Read more


Bullish stocks data from StatsCan lifts canola

Concerns remain over canola still out on the fields

The ICE Futures Canada canola market’s dominant July contract finished roughly $5 higher during the week ended May 5, after fund buying and a bullish stocks report lifted values out of their doldrums. Statistics Canada pegged domestic canola supplies at 6.567 million tonnes as of March 31, below most analysts’ expectations. That amount is roughly […] Read more



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Prairie wheat bids rise with action in U.S. futures

Kansas City July wheat climbed 20 U.S. cents from the previous week

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada posted solid gains during the week ended April 28, taking strength from action in U.S. markets. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were up by $10 to $13 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, according to price quotes from a cross-section […] Read more


Prairie wheat bids rise, tracking U.S. futures

Cash durum and CPSR wheat prices in the West held steady on the week

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada were slightly stronger during the week ended April 14 as advances in U.S. futures pointed the way higher. Depending on the location, average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat prices were mostly higher, rising by $1 to as much as $9 per tonne across the Prairie provinces, […] Read more



Bags Of Money On A Farm Field

Fears of short supplies sustain canola values

Alberta managed to harvest some of last year’s crop

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts chopped around for much of the holiday-shortened week before fund positioning pushed the front-month contracts up $5 on April 13. The spike left the May contract perched at the technically important $500-per-tonne mark. One of the main factors underpinning the canola market continues to be the idea that stocks of […] Read more


Prices strong as Manitoba producers clear out pens

Cattle prices keep on climbing despite expectations

Bids on Manitoba cattle remained strong during the week ended April 7, as farmers cleaned out their pens and took leftover cattle and other animals that had been backgrounding to market. Roughly 11,500 head were shown at the province’s eight major stockyards. “We’re seeing cattle that were small in the fall; now it’s time for […] Read more