Ontario soybeans are generally growing well, although they are in need of rain in several areas of the province.

Large jump in U.S. soy acres didn’t materialize

Corn acres also didn’t rise as much as expected in latest USDA report

Reading Time: 6 minutes Weather has been mostly favourable for Ontario wheat, corn and soybean crops over the past month. Average type temperatures have materialized while precipitation levels are quite variable. Northern counties have received above normal precipitation while the counties in the south including Kent, Middlesex, Elgin and Norfolk are on the dryer side. The region around Ottawa […] Read more

Ontario corn so far is rated as about 60 per cent good to excellent.

Ontario corn exports increased in late spring

The improvement is in contrast to falling exports of corn out of the U.S.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Over the past 30 days, the Ontario growing region has experienced normal temperatures and received average precipitation. There are some dryer pockets in the eastern counties closer to Ottawa. After a very cool April and May, the bulk of Ontario corn, soybean and wheat crops are developing under favorable conditions. The forecast for July calls […] Read more

Klassen: Feeder cattle market searching for direction

Feedlots expecting barley prices to drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Western Canadian feeder cattle prices continue to trade in a sideways pattern. Compared to last week, prices were quoted $2-$3 on either side of unchanged. Most auction barns were on holidays last week and arenas that did hold sales experienced limited volumes. Therefore, the market was hard to define. U.S. feeder cattle markets were steady […] Read more

Klassen: Feeder cattle market experiences mixed tone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle sold $2 higher to as much as $4 lower. Larger groups of uniform cattle once again carried a premium but the bulk of feeders were small packages of various quality. Buyers were more aggressive on the 700- to 850-lb. weight categories as they target the fed cattle […] Read more

Klassen: Feeder cattle market grinds lower

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle prices were steady to $4 lower on average. Small packages were available and buyers were picking away with subdued interest. There were some “green” strings of yearlings in Alberta and Saskatchewan which were well bid; however, most cattle were characterized by medium to smaller frames. Some of […] Read more


Klassen: Weaker fed cattle prices weigh on feeder market

Rain-soaked pens sidelined some Alberta feedlots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets were relatively unchanged but a softer tone was noted in the non-major feeding regions. Most auction barns are in summer mode and the quality of feeders coming on the market is quite variable. However, at major centers in Alberta, healthy strings of yearlings were well bid […] Read more

Wheat harvest in 2020 should be better than last year’s poor wheat crop.

Lower U.S. and European wheat forecasts support prices

U.S.-China trade uncertainty limits market movement

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ontario temperatures averaged 3 C to 5 C below normal throughout May, while most of the growing region received 40 to 80 per cent of normal precipitation. Crop emergence was delayed due to cool temperatures. Quick look Soybeans: Cheap Manitoba soys mean movement from west to Ontario. Corn: Ontario old crop corn pricing encouraged sales. […] Read more

Klassen: Canadian feeder market divorces from U.S. values

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle prices were relatively unchanged. Lower volumes were on offer across the Prairies and the quality was quite variable at smaller sales. Many auction barns are in summer mode; however, there were decent volumes in the major feeding regions of Alberta. Strong feedlot demand was evident on quality […] Read more


Klassen: Feeder market recovery continues

Strength in fed cattle prices the main driver

Reading Time: 2 minutes Compared to last week, western Canadian yearling prices were $6-$8 higher on average while calves were unchanged to $4 higher. Strength in fed cattle prices was the main factor driving the feeder cattle market this week. Alberta direct fed cattle sales were reported on a live basis from $150 to $153 f.o.b. the feedlot, up […] Read more

Early planted corn is just emerging in Ontario.

Brazilian currency drop, China purchase of U.S. soy weighs on Ontario demand

Ethanol production increases again as global economy slowly improves

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ontario farmers had planted 75 per cent of the corn crop and approximately 48 per cent of the soybean crop as of May 17. Over the past 30 days, the Ontario crop region has received less than 60 per cent of normal precipitation and temperatures have been five to 10 degrees Celsius below normal. While […] Read more