Prairie wheat bids down again with U.S. futures

Winnipeg – Wheat bids in Western Canada continued to fall during the week ended Aug. 30, following the lead of the United States futures markets. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were down by C$4 to C$6 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by […] Read more

Twenty-seven percent of the provincial crop is now harvested, which is ahead of the five-year average of 13 percent. Seventeen percent of the crop is swathed or ready to be straight-cut. | Robin Booker photo

Rain brings slight reprieve to Sask. farms

Winnipeg – Saskatchewan producers were able to make good harvest progress earlier in the week before cooler temperatures hit, according to the weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, released Aug. 30. Twenty-seven percent of the provincial crop is now harvested, which is ahead of the five-year average of 13 percent. Seventeen percent of […] Read more

CBOT corn, soy and wheat markets stabilizing

Winnipeg – Corn, soybean and wheat markets at the Chicago Board of Trade are starting to stabilize after a wild week. “Obviously we’ve been down a little bit here this week. We’re recovering some here today, the wheat’s doing the biggest recovery of all,” said Jack Scoville of Price Futures Group in Chicago, Ill. Markets […] Read more


The lentil harvest is over half done in Saskatchewan. The weekly crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture estimated the harvest to be at 55 per cent complete as of Aug. 20. | File photo

Sask. lentil yields predicted to be down

Winnipeg – After a year of market woes for lentils, it looks as though the Saskatchewan lentil yield won’t be the best either. “I think overall we would be expecting lentil yields lower than average this year but it’s hard at this point to put a figure or a number on that,” said Carl Potts, […] Read more

With cattle sales in Manitoba expecting to pick up in the next few weeks as the slow summer season turns into the fall run, prices are looking good. | File photo

Manitoba cattle prices decent ahead of fall run

With cattle sales in Manitoba expecting to pick up in the next few weeks as the slow summer season turns into the fall run, prices are looking good. “(Prices are) pretty darn strong given feed costs are quite high and the dollar’s slowly creeping up, so you’ve got to keep an eye on that. But […] Read more


Prairie wheat bids descend with U.S. futures

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada fell for the week ended Aug. 24, as a rising Canadian dollar and dropping United States futures prices pressured prices. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) wheat prices were down by C$11 to C$16 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery […] Read more

Prairie wheat bids on the rise

Hard red spring wheat bids in Western Canada climbed higher during the week ended Aug. 17, taking direction from most of the United States futures markets. Average Canada Western Red Spring (13.5% CWRS) wheat prices were up by C$6 to C$9 per tonne, according to price quotes from a cross-section of delivery points compiled by […] Read more

Manitoba winter wheat yields down

WINNIPEG – As the winter wheat harvest is finishing up in Manitoba, initial reports are that yields are lower than in years past. “It was a disadvantage with the winter and with the weather conditions this summer it’s been pretty dry…so between the two, it’s kind of reduced yields,” said Doug Martin, chairman of Winter […] Read more


Shortages expected for Prairie feed barley market

WINNIPEG – Sales have slowed for feed grain buyers in Western Canada, as concerns continue to mount about feed shortages. “The confidence from the farmer is not (there anymore). He just wants to see some crop come into his bin. So we’ve definitely slowed in our buying,” said Brandon Motz, sales manager at CorNine Commodities […] Read more

Possible feed barley shortages aren't the only thing on people's minds as reports from across the Prairies are pointing to hay shortages and pastures that are shriveled up. | File photo

Shortages expected for Prairie feed barley market

WINNIPEG – Sales have slowed for feed grain buyers in Western Canada, as concerns continue to mount about feed shortages. “The confidence from the farmer is not (there anymore). He just wants to see some crop come into his bin. So we’ve definitely slowed in our buying,” said Brandon Motz, sales manager at CorNine Commodities […] Read more