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Auction marts urged to introduce social distance

Cattle are still flowing through auction marts as scheduled

The Livestock Markets Association of Canada wants to see more social distance at auction marts in the wake of COVID-19. The association has released an emergency response policy, asking its members to implement social distancing and prevention measures against the virus. “What we are looking at is trying to get a consistent message out to […] Read more

Loonie tanks post-Brexit, but benefits minimal for farmers

CNS Canada — The Canadian dollar slipped after Britain voted Thursday to leave the European Union, a trend which one financial analyst expects to continue in an otherwise uncertain environment. But the loonie hasn’t fallen far enough to bring support to Canadian commodity markets. “Short-term, we’re going to be dealing with the day-to-day volatility and […] Read more

Watching what moves markets

Monitoring response to government crop and livestock reports helps with risk assessment and marketing plans

It’s a fact — government agricultural reports can affect the market. Those who follow crop and livestock markets often see the dramatic reaction these reports can have on prices, says provincial market specialist Neil Blue. “The reports are usually the result of a survey of inventory, or of estimated inventory and estimated use of crops […] Read more