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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle rise before USDA report

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Friday, helped by short-covering and positioning before the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Cattle on Feed report on Friday at 2 p.m. CT, said traders. They said that with December futures slated to be the new lead month following October’s expiration, investors periodically […] Read more



This shows the total precipitation across the Prairies so far this winter compared to the long-term average. It’s easy to see just how wet it has been across the northern two-thirds of agricultural Alberta. A large portion of this region has seen extremely high to record-wet conditions so far this winter.

Alberta’s roller-coaster weather in December

After a cold and snowy start, what does the rest of the winter hold?

Most of you probably know that I don’t live in Alberta, so when I have to talk about Alberta’s weather I depend on the network of weather station data, my knowledge of typical Alberta weather and feedback from you the reader. I have to admit, it can be tough to discuss the weather when you […] Read more