Soybeans, dryness support canola futures

Winnipeg – The ICE Futures canola market was stronger on Wednesday, taking some direction from Chicago Board of Trade soybeans. Soybeans were up sharply as wet weather across the Midwestern United States continued to stress crops and delay seeding. Meanwhile, a persistent lack of moisture in some key Canadian growing regions also remained supportive, according […] Read more

Weather concerns boost canola; corn rally spills over into wheat

Winnipeg, (MarketsFarm) – The ICE Futures canola market was stronger on Tuesday as ongoing Prairie weather concerns provided support. A large portion of central and southern Saskatchewan continues to miss out on any significant shower activity, leading to uncertainty over the size of this year’s canola crop. However, the large old crop carryout and ongoing […] Read more

Canola futures mixed, wheat too

Winnipeg – The ICE Futures canola market was mixed on Monday, with strength in the nearby July contract and losses in the more deferred positions as the old/new crop spread narrowed in. Rain was spotty across Western Canada over the weekend. Manitoba and Alberta saw the most precipitation, while some of the drier areas of […] Read more


A number of auctions were closed for the week, and many will soon be shutting down for the summer or running at a reduced capacity. Prices for what was still moving have weakened over the past month, taking some direction from recent declines in the United States cattle futures. | File photo

Weekly Manitoba cattle report

Winnipeg – Recent strength in the grain markets has inversely weighed on cattle prices, although activity at Manitoba’s auction yards is slowing down for the season. A number of auctions were closed for the week, and many will soon be shutting down for the summer or running at a reduced capacity. Prices for what was […] Read more

Canadian mustard market steady, but watching weather

Winnipeg – Mustard crops in Western Canada are waiting on rain, just like most everything else, but spot prices have not yet reacted to the weather concerns as end users are well covered with contracted supplies and are waiting to see how conditions develop over the growing season. “At this time of the year, every […] Read more


Barley bids rise on weather woes and tight old crop supplies

Winnipeg – Tight old crop supplies and mounting weather concerns over new crop production are keeping feed grain prices well supported in Western Canada as end users work to ration supplies. “We’ve seen a very real weather market emerge in the last few weeks,” said Brandon Motz, of CorNine Commodities in Lacombe, Alta., pointing to […] Read more

Weather boosts canola futures

Winnipeg  – ICE Futures canola contracts posted sizeable gains on Wednesday, with continued strength in the Chicago Board of Trade soy complex behind some of the spillover buying interest. While wet fields and seeding delays across the United States Midwest boosted soybean prices, canola found additional support from worries over dryness in parts of Western […] Read more

Canola future break upwards

Winnipeg  – ICE Futures canola contracts were up sharply on Tuesday, breaking out of their nearby trading range as a rally in Chicago Board of Trade grains and oilseeds provide support. Weather concerns across the Midwest sparked the buying interest in the United States futures, with excessive moisture delaying corn and soybean seeding in the […] Read more


Prices held reasonably steady for the most part, although outside market influences may keep some caution in the Canadian cattle sector over the next few months. | File photo

Weekly Manitoba cattle report

Winnipeg – Activity at Manitoba’s cattle auction yards is slowing down ahead of the summer, with the Victoria Day weekend also limiting some of the activity during the week ended May 24. Prices held reasonably steady for the most part, although outside market influences may keep some caution in the Canadian cattle sector over the […] Read more

Large areas of Western Canada are on the dry side, with little moisture in the immediate forecasts. | File photo

Prairie dryness concerns to persist, conflicting weather at play

Winnipeg – Large areas of Western Canada are on the dry side, with little moisture in the immediate forecasts. While it is still early in the growing season, the interplay of conflicting patterns from the south and north will determine whether or not the dry areas receive timely precipitation during the growing season. “We are […] Read more