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Category: Beef Market Update

Beef Market Update: Trade exports still rockin’!

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 8, 2018

Stock photo taken by Jessika Guse on Aug 13, 2018.

July was a strong month in the beef market both for the U.S. and Canada according to Anne Wasko, market analyst with Gateway Livestock Exchange....Read more »

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Beef Market Update: A lot of mouths to feed

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2018

You might be forgiven for thinking that every fall is the same when it comes to cattle leaving the summer range and heading off to the auction ring....Read more »

Beef Market Update: Anticipating an early fall run

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 11, 2018

Excessive heat has taken its toll on pastures, hay supplies, and water consumption for cattle, and while this may not be a big market issue today,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Quiet trade week as we get closer to the halfway point of summer

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 29, 2018

As our beef market expert Anne Wasko puts it, ‘It was the dog days of summer —but for the beef industry’ last week. It was a quiet trade week,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Strong demand, Canadian basis levels & packer margins for Cargill

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 14, 2018

It’s been a volatile couple of weeks in cattle futures, with the market giving back most of last week’s gains in the last few days. Meanwhile,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Live cattle futures hold following cash price recovery

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 30, 2018

When the live cattle futures are limit up, it’s a good day for cattle feeders. In these turbulent trade war times, any of the commodities will take...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Lower cash trade and loonie, but strong exports

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 16, 2018

Through the spring of 2018, we have talked about several common themes for the cattle markets that impact the fundamentals of this market. Even...Read more »

Beef Market Update – Strong beef demand, lower carcass weights, and the wall

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 3, 2018

It has been a busy week in the cattle markets, as Canada and the United States are on the brink of a trade war that we would not have imagined a year...Read more »

Beef Market Update: “Frustrating” prices heading into grilling season

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 18, 2018

Live cattle led the futures market lower this past week, with cash prices in tow, thanks to large supplies hitting the market. Cash cattle values in...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Record basis levels set to change

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 5, 2018

The beef markets are riding an unusually high basis in both Canada and the United States, but that’s set to change. “So over the next eight weeks...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Strong basis prompts cattle feeders to remain current

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 21, 2018

A strong basis in Canada and the U.S. is prompting cattle feeders to sell sooner than later, and at lower weights. “When you pick up cattle prices...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Trade news and cold weather keeping folks up at night

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 6, 2018

Whether we’re talking calving or barbecuing, it’s not ideal when temperatures are 20 degrees below their seasonal normal. The delayed onset of...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Free fallin’, calving, and market clear-outs

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 23, 2018

Stock image. (Photo courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.)

As a snowstorm bears down on the prairies just in time for spring calving, the cattle markets continue their slide downwards, and futures markets try...Read more »

Beef Market Update: StatsCan confirms Canada isn’t following U.S. herd expansion

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 9, 2018

Statistics Canada has confirmed once again that Canadian cattle producers are not following their American counterparts in expanding the beef herd....Read more »

Beef Market Update: Riding spring highs into March

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 23, 2018

Cattle markets have remained strong, although we saw a technical correction lower on the futures market this week. “Maybe we’re getting a little...Read more »