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While Alberta producers used high prices to pay down debt and rebuild infrastructure, their American counterparts added two million cattle, a major reason why calf prices are down by half.

Good times gone in a flash for cattle sector

Cash-to-cash basis is one 
of the lone bright spots, 
but that too could vanish 
if Trump White House brings back COOL

Anne Wasko has had a knot in her stomach since Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the U.S. presidential election. “I’m certainly hopeful, but the one thing that makes me nervous at any time is uncertainty,” said Wasko, marketing analyst with Gateway Livestock Marketing. “It’s way too early to jump to conclusions, but the fact is, […] Read more

The U.S. herd will be up 3.5 million head by next year — an increase equal to the entire Western Canada herd — and that will ‘drive the boat’ on prices.

What a year for cattle — but sharpen your pencils for 2016

Market expert Anne Wasko says a 3.5-million-head increase 
in the U.S. herd is going to be the story going forward

Cattle prices may be ending the year on a low note, but even so, it’s been a record-breaking run. “Averages are averages, but 2015 will go down in the record books for the cycle highs for Canada,” said Anne Wasko, marketing analyst with Gateway Livestock Marketing. “Everybody’s focusing on today, and of course, the market’s […] Read more