Wheat bids mixed in Western Canada

Winnipeg – Western Canadian wheat bids were mixed during the week ended Feb. 14, with a steady tone in Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) bids and losses in Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat as U.S. futures moved in opposite directions and the Canadian dollar weakened slightly. Average Canadian Western Red Spring (13.5 percent CWRS) […] Read more

Lightweight cattle continue to do quite well at Manitoba cattle auctions, according to two people heavily involved with the cattle industry. | File photo

Weekly Manitoba Cattle Report: Good market for lightweights

WINNIPEG – Lightweight cattle continue to do quite well at Manitoba cattle auctions, according to two people heavily involved with the cattle industry. “Lightweights were up quite a bit. Anything that’s under 600 pounds, going to the grass, certainly has a strong market,” said Harold Unrau of Grunthal Livestock Auction Market. At Grunthal’s Feb. 12 […] Read more

As high-level trade talks are underway in Beijing this week between the United States and China, the commodity markets are watching carefully to see what happens, said an analyst following the Chicago Board of Trade. | Twitter/@XHNews photo

CBOT weekly: All eyes focusing on March 1 trade deadline

WINNIPEG – As high-level trade talks are underway in Beijing this week between the United States and China, the commodity markets are watching carefully to see what happens, said an analyst following the Chicago Board of Trade. “All eyes are on March 1,” said Steve Georgy of Allendale Inc. Should negotiators fail to make any […] Read more


Shareholders voted 72.5 percent in favour of the privatization with 27.5 percent against, stated the news release. | Screencap via AGTfoods.com

AGT privatization jumps final hurdle

The privatization of AGT Food and Ingredients has received final approval now that Ontario Superior Court has ruled in its favour. The Feb. 11 ruling comes after AGT shareholders voted at a special shareholders meeting Feb. 5 in favour of privatization, according to a company news release. Shareholders voted 72.5 percent in favour of the […] Read more

The Canadian Special Crops Association allowed delegates to weigh in on the pulse market outlook at this year’s convention. The informal poll showed they were slightly bearish for yellow peas and red lentils, quite bearish on green peas, extremely bullish on green lentils and largely neutral for kabuli and desi chickpeas. | File photo

Pulses steady ahead of road bans, spring seeding

WINNIPEG – For pulses so far mid-winter there hasn’t been a great deal of movement price-wise, although there are two factors on the horizon that could generate some changes. Those factors being road restrictions and spring seeding, said Dale McManus of Johnston Grains in Welwyn, Sask. Large green lentils are around 22 cents per pound […] Read more


Weekly Manitoba Cattle Report: Bad weather strikes again

WINNIPEG – Bad weather continued to adversely affect some of Manitoba’s cattle auctions during the early part of the week ended Feb. 8. Strong winds whipped up snow and drove down temperatures, with wind chills sinking into the minus 40 Celsius range. “I’m just looking forward to spring,” quipped Allan Munroe of the Killarney Auction […] Read more

Little to change prices for feed grains in Western Canada

WINNIPEG – As feedlots reduce their cattle numbers, the demand for feed grains has declined on the Canadian Prairies, said Market Place Commodities trader Allen Pirness from Lethbridge, Alta. “It’s a pretty calm time of year. The feedlots are shipping a lot of fat cattle more than they are replacing. Their grain consumption drops off […] Read more

In 2017 India imposed import duties to protect its domestic pulse industry and is rumored to be solidifying those duties, according to Adam Krizer of CanPulse Foods in Saskatoon, Sask. | File photo

Pulse weekly: Nothing new in India

WINNIPEG – Very little has changed for Canadian pulses when it comes to India said an analyst. Meanwhile Canadian stocks of dry field peas and lentils are still relatively large, according to Statistics Canada. In 2017 India imposed import duties to protect its domestic pulse industry and is rumored to be solidifying those duties, according […] Read more


ICE Futures canola contracts held within a narrow trading range during the week ended Feb. 6, as participants await some fresh market moving news. | File photo

ICE Canola Weekly Outlook: Farmers advised to price some new crop

Winnipeg – ICE Futures canola contracts held within a narrow trading range during the week ended Feb. 6, as participants await some fresh market moving news. While the sideways trading range could persist in the near term, an analyst said new crop futures were at decent levels and encouraged farmers to do some forward pricing. […] Read more

Pending the release of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports on Feb. 8, trading on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has remained quiet, according to one broker, who was cautious about U.S. soybean sales to China. | File photo

Quiet markets waiting for USDA reports, sales to China

WINNIPEG – Pending the release of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports on Feb. 8, trading on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has remained quiet, according to one broker, who was cautious about U.S. soybean sales to China. Following the 35-day partial U.S. government shutdown that ended on Jan. 25, the USDA will […] Read more