Category: Beef Market Update

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 »

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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

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

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

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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 »

Beef Market Update: Tight supply, strong basis inspire northward migration of feeder cattle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2018

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

Though you may not be able to tell from the last week of quiet trading, it’s been a busy month for the cattle markets. On January 31, the United...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Holding on to a strong basis

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 19, 2018

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The Bank of Canada raised the overnight rate target to 1.25 percent this week, with a cautionary note that touched on the uncertainty around the...Read more »

Beef Market Update: A strong start to 2018

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 5, 2018

Cattle markets are kicking off 2018 like it’s 2017, with strong prices and a strong basis in Western Canada, in spite of a higher Canadian dollar....Read more »

Beef Market Update: Impressive exports and a sense of settling down

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 8, 2017

While much of the focus on beef has been on international negotiations, Gateway LIvestock’s Anne Wasko brings the numbers a little closer to home,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Can demand keep firing on all cylinders?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 24, 2017

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Cattle markets have dropped off their highs from a few weeks ago, but they’re still well ahead of where they were last year at this time. The...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Setting up a sellers’ market

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 27, 2017

Live cattle futures have found reasons to rally since early September, even in the face of large placements in a bearish cattle on feed report last...Read more »