There are lots of things we are always keeping our eyes on in the cattle markets, but today, our eyes are on the fed cattle markets. Since our last Beef Market Update with Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, the U.S. markets have taken a bit of a dive, while in western Canada we… Read More

If you’ve been following along with the cattle markets, you’ll know the choice cut out has faced some extreme gains over the past five weeks. Naturally, it makes sense that the markets are going to take a bit of a breather, says Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, but that doesn’t mean we are… Read More

Believe it or not, winter is going to quickly come to an end, and cattle markets are picking up on this. As we pass mid-February, the seasonality in the cutout price is starting to pick up, says Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, as we make it through the lull of January and February…. Read More

If you ask Beef Market Update host Shaun Haney what he is seeing and hearing this week at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association conference (NCBA), he will say that despite profitability concerns across the cattle industry, there’s an encouraging amount of optimism. Also Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, is not at #CattleCon23 this… Read More

It’s been a mild January so far in Saskatchewan, where star of the Beef Market Update, Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, is reporting from today. Wasko joins guest host Lyndsey Smith this week to discuss cattle prices in the U.S., Western Canada, cattle-on-feed numbers, Canadian kill prices, and more. Check out the full… Read More

Beef and cattle markets south of the border started the year off steady and on solid footing, which is good news at the wholesale level. Does this steady market offer a suggestion of what’s to come? For this first Beef Market Update of 2023, Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, joins Shaun Haney to… Read More

When it comes to the Canadian cattle industry, 2022 may not be quiet as reviled as 2021 and its extreme drought, but it’s unlikely to rank in the top five best years for many. While the year definitely shows well in the cattle prices category, it’s the profit and loss statement that really tells the… 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

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S., which can be a big weekend for the cattle markets, as we swing into the full holiday season. This statement proved true this week as it was a very positive week in the U.S. cattle markets. What has happened, and how does this translate into the Canadian markets? Anne… Read More

Looking south, overseas, and here at home, the beef market looks steady, good, and, well, not bad. For this week’s Beef Market Update, Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, starts with a recap of what’s happening in the U.S., where fed cattle held steady again this week. The wholesale market has peaked, likely, after… Read More

It’s spooky season, and Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange is ready with her witch’s hat (to be worn with the grandkids, of course). As we approach Halloween, it’s no surprise for the west of the country to experience snow (after all, what would be Halloween in Canada without snowsuits under costumes), and Wasko’s… Read More

Not for the first time this year, the Canadian and U.S. cattle market are out of sync. As Anne Wasko explains in this week’s episode of the Beef Market Update, it’s becoming a bit of a frustrating topic, as she had hoped we wouldn’t still be talking about it in October. Check out the full… Read More

This weeks’ episode of the Beef Market Update is coming to you from the back of a horse, which is likely as authentic as we can get while we’re talking cattle markets. Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange is moving cattle, as yes, we approach October. In the U.S., Wasko says this week is… Read More

September is seasonally not a stand out time for beef prices, yet we are starting to see some prices trend in a positive direction as the U.S. may be on the heels of another record year for beef production. Anne Wasko with the Gateway Livestock Exchange says to date, the U.S. beef production is running… Read More

September has started off on a bit lower of a note in the cash cattle trade. Which, given the time of the year, isn’t all that surprising. According to Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, U.S. fed cattle was down to $141 in the south for live trade, while the northern states sat in… Read More


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