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China can’t ban hope — pork sector is eyeing a great year

China can’t ban hope — pork sector is eyeing a great year

The supply-and-demand calculus is clear: Demand is high, supply is low, and those selling pork will find buyers

Reading Time: 3 minutes International pork markets are in disarray, but the prospects are good for pork producers here — even after Beijing’s new ban on Canadian pork exports. China had been a hot market for Canadian pork this year, with its purchases jumping by more than half in the first four months and moving the nation ahead of […] Read more

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Major Alberta cattle feeder set to shut feedlots

Reuters — One of Canada’s biggest cattle feeding operations, Western Feedlots, said Wednesday it will close feeding operations after marketing the cattle it currently owns, due to poor market conditions. Closure of Western’s feeding operations, likely early in 2017 once its current cattle are sold, will make it more difficult for ranchers to find markets […] Read more


Grier featured Cow-Calfenomics speaker

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kevin Grier, senior market analyst with the George Morris Center will be the keynote speaker for this year’s edition of Cow-Calfenomics. “Kevin writes the Canadian Cattle Buyer and Canadian Boxed Beef Reports and will provide a wealth of information that can be used in formulating future planning prices,” said Bruce Viney, a business development and […] Read more