The story for the last couple of weeks in the cattle markets has been the cash market, and how it is responding on both sides of the border. In both the U.S. and Canada, the cash market has been extremely positive, says Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange. In this week’s episode of the… Read More

Often when talking about the cattle markets, we talk about carcass weight, but sometimes without even completely realizing what it means or what the average weight can tell us. Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange says at the end of the day, we’re all selling beef tonnage — pounds of beef is what consumers… Read More

North American pork supply is predicted to be tight in the first quarter of 2023, with uncertainty around consumption levels, but there is hope for increased trade opportunities. Cost pressure is increasing across the board from feed, to labour, to fuel. The value chain is feeling this inflationary pressure, says Christine McCracken, senior analyst of… Read More

It’s not often, and never a good thing, when the basis drops lower than the temperature. Anne Wasko, with the Gateway Livestock Exchange, says that the chilly basis in Western Canada, currently at about -30 to the U.S. cash market, is certainly reason for cattle feeders to look forward to a calendar flip. “It is… Read More

 

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