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CCA not surprised by latest COOL development

The U.S. government has been granted an extension to appeal the controversial country-of-origin labelling (COOL) law. In November, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favour of Canada and Mexico’s position that provisions of the COOL law discriminated against live hogs and cattle imported into the United States. The U.S. government was recently given an

Pork industry hoping for strong exports

Demand for Canadian pork is expected to be strong in 2012, but export sales will be key. “We expect exports to be relatively stable, hopefully with better prices,” said Canadian Pork Council president Jurgen Preugschas. “We’re always hopeful that our industry doesn’t suffer losses like it has in previous years.” As of Nov. 1, pork

Weather chills some sales, but markets stay strong

Feeder cattle moving through Manitoba auction marts continued to be met with strong demand during the week ended Jan. 20. The extremely aggressive feeder trade, which has boosted the cattle market, shows no signs of slowing down. Some markets were seeing prices $2-$3 stronger on all classes of feeders. The biggest price increases were seen

More Crops Briefs, Jan. 26

CWB’s winter rail program expects high volumes The Canadian Wheat Board’s winter rail program is expected to be one of the highest-volume years ever. “This is very good to see,” said CWB spokesperson Maureen Fitzhenry. “There was a big crop and a lot of demand.” The 2010-11 program transported 840,000 tonnes of wheat and durum