Category: Beef Market Update

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 »

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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 »

Beef Market Update: A flavour for strong beef demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 14, 2017

There’s a flavour for strong beef demand in the country, says Anne Wasko, market analyst with Gateway Livestock, which has producers feeling good...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Market proving itself after bearish Cattle on Feed report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 30, 2017

Last week’s Cattle on Feed report, published by the United States Department of Agriculture, listed a 4 percent increase in cattle and calves on...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Rising loonie pressuring cattle prices

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 16, 2017

A changing supply environment has the second half of 2017 shaping up much differently for cattle markets than the first. “Already things are...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Cash drops again this week as futures hope to find bottom

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 27, 2017

Unfortunately cash dropped again this week which is making things frustrating for cattle feeders.  In the last three months the December live...Read more »

Beef Market Update, August 11: More cattle ahead, but how many?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 11, 2017

It’s a tale of two different markets when you look at the Canadian cattle business versus what’s happening in the U.S. where feeders are...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Canadian dollar, feed costs, & Japanese tariffs — all heading higher

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 28, 2017

Lower cattle prices due to big supplies, a Canadian dollar up over 80 cents U.S., and drought causing higher feed costs — Canadian cattle feeders...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Lining up for the (potentially early) fall run

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 14, 2017

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2015

After sliding for the last few weeks, the cattle market clawed back some ground this week, in U.S. dollar terms, at least. As Anne Wasko of Gateway...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Bacon prices, dry grass & barbecuing for Canada Day

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 30, 2017

With big supplies looming in fall, we’ve seem some huge movement on the cash market for cattle over the last eight weeks. Going back to early May,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Surprises to the upside and the downside

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 16, 2017

The cattle market has had more than a few surprises lately. After maintaining momentum to the upside longer than expected, the market saw a quick...Read more »