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Manitoba cattle sales show strength ahead of seeding

Demand is seen rising on weaned cattle ready for grass

Markets were busy across the province during the week ended April 12, as producers hustle to sell off stock before a busy spring. “We may have one big week after seeding, but this will be the last big-volume week,” Rick Wright of Heartland Buying Order Co. at Virden predicted. As spring temperatures rise, demand has […] Read more


CWRS wheat bids down, CPSR mixed

MGEX May spring wheat futures dropped while Chicago and K.C. wheats rose on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada were weak for the week ended April 5, with losses observed across the Prairies. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were down $10-$14 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data Quotes). Prices were […] Read more



Demand strength, moderate supplies lift cattle prices

Eastern buyers took some higher-quality slaughter cattle

Market activity was steady and predictable at Manitoba’s cattle auction for the week ended March 29. With fewer slaughter cattle coming to market each week, prices remained fairly even, lifting up three to five cents per pound in some areas. Some slaughter cattle stayed local, with higher-quality cattle heading east into Ontario and Quebec. “Fed […] Read more


Load limits, calving season drag on activity at auctions

Nebraska was often a major buyer of Manitoba cattle

As temperatures rise and calving season hits full swing, cattle auction activity in Manitoba was fairly predictable for the week ended March 22. “Numbers were lower than previous weeks,” said Rick Wright of Heartland Buying Order Co. “We expect supplies of feeder cattle to decrease steadily from now until May.” On top of calving season, […] Read more



Wheat bids up across Prairies, except Manitoba

Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City May wheat futures all rose on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada were strong for the week ended March 22, with gains observed everywhere except Manitoba. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were mostly up $4-$7 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data Quotes). Prices […] Read more


CWRS, CPSR wheat bids on the rise

Minneapolis, Kansas City and Chicago May wheat values climbed higher on the week

Wheat bids in Western Canada were strong for the week ended March 15, with gains observed across the board. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were up $1 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by PDQ (Price and Data Quotes). Average prices […] Read more