Cattle and lean hogs futures have slid in the past 30 days as livestock producers look to protect themselves from downside risk. Besides oats, which are down 10% in the past month, the protein complex has been the worst performer of all the agricultural commodities in the last month. In the past 30 days: April… Read More

2017 will go down as another eventful year in Canadian agriculture, from floods to droughts to wildfires and from taxes to trade. We saw new technologies introduced and old technologies brought back, as the agriculture community adapted to a changing world. As we’ve been reflecting on the past year, we pulled up the analytics from… Read More

On Friday the USDA released its Cattle on Feed report which provided some clarity on the placement number heading into the fall run. Anne Wasko had the following commentary – “Aug 1 U.S. Cattle on Feed Report was called neutral from guesstimates we talked about in Friday’s Beef Market Update.  I was actually expecting the… Read More

It’s Friday and that means it’s roundtable time on today’s show. Join Shaun and Kelvin, as they discuss today’s news, including Brian Mulroney’s latest comments on NAFTA renegotiation, Brad Wall’s visit to Washington, hog industry excitement in Manitoba and more. With barbecue season around the corner, Anne Wasko joins Shaun for another beef market update,… Read More

After launching exploratory discussions with China last fall, the Canadian government is taking another step toward negotiating a trade deal Canada’s second-largest trading partner. As part of the March 4th issue of the Canada Gazette, Global Affairs Canada announced it’s asking for feedback on how to proceed with a possible free trade agreement with China. “With… Read More

Darrell Busby of the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity talks about the monetary benefits of calm cattle. For those of us who work in the livestock business, stories of injury are all too common. Often, the blame lies with the animal being managed. But, is there more that we can do to manage for quality disposition… Read More

Update Dec 18, 2015: Both the U.S. House and Senate voted in favour of the legislation, including the text to repeal COOL, on Friday. The bill now heads to the White House for President Obama’s approval. With retaliation from Canada and Mexico looming, the U.S. government took a step late Tuesday toward repealing its mandatory country… Read More