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Klassen: Feeder cattle prices surge

Western Canadian feeder cattle prices once again traded $3-$5 above week-ago levels, with shorter-keep quality cattle as much as $8 higher. Historically strong feeding margins, along with triple-digit gains in the futures market from Wednesday through Friday, set the positive tone. Feedlots that were holding back on purchases finally stepped forward, pushing the market to […] Read more

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Cargill’s Q2 profit drops amid commodities slump

Chicago | Reuters –– Slumping commodities prices and weak demand in some markets took their toll on profits for global commodities trader Cargill in the quarter ending Nov. 30, sending earnings and revenue down 13 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively. Privately held Cargill, celebrating its 150th birthday this year, is in the midst […] Read more