Canadian market stays out of sync with U.S. market – Agriculture

Not for the primary time this 12 months, the Canadian and U.S. cattle market are out of sync.

As Anne Wasko explains on this week’s episode of the Beef Market Update, it’s turning into a little bit of a irritating subject, as she had hoped we wouldn’t nonetheless be speaking about it in October.

Check out the total abstract for what’s occurring within the U.S. fed cattle market, what’s happening with the entrance finish provide in Western Canada, what’s occurring within the feeder cattle market, and extra.


  • This week U.S. fed cattle market went increased
  • Fed cattle within the south is $145, within the north $146 to $148 reside or $232 dressed. Those costs are all increased than every week in the past
  • The native market in Western Canada was $2 decrease
  • The reside equal value that we watch, we’ll most likely lose a couple of buck and can common below $180 this week
  • The relationship between Canada and the U.S. goes to see our spot foundation about $22 on $100 below the U.S. market. Very irritating
  • Front finish provide in Western Canada continues to be behind, we haven’t been capable of get present. That exhibits up in a few locations, like carcass weight
  • Steer weights two weeks in the past in Canada have been 958 kilos, which is 22 kilos heavier than a 12 months in the past
  • The U.S. is moving into some tighter provides quicker than we anticipated. In Western Canada, it’s simply taking longer
  • With this week being a vacation week in Canada, it was a brief kill week proper off the bat. However, loads are going to work this Saturday right here in Canada to attempt to make up for that
  • We have seen week-over-week fed cattle slaughter ranges dropping right here within the third quarter
  • You’d suppose with a sub 73 cent Canadian greenback it will be extremely supportive to Canadian fed cattle or feeder cattle costs, however the different components listed are outweighing that affect
  • Feeder cattle and calf market misplaced some steam this week
  • Barley costs are transferring up quicker than the decrease Canadian greenback can offset
  • We’ve acquired very sturdy demand on grains, together with barley. Weak Canadian greenback is pushing these grain costs increased as nicely
  • Year over 12 months, we noticed in August a decline of 18 per cent in our exports from 2021, leaving our year-to-date quantity principally unchanged from a 12 months in the past
  • All by means of 2021, which was a file export 12 months, and the primary 4 months of 2022, we had superb numbers occurring when it comes to month-to-month beef exports to all of our key nations
  • In August we noticed a slide backwards — The U.S. was down 17 per cent, and Japan was down 32 per cent
  • The entire international economic system and all the pieces that’s happening within the international stratosphere when it comes to inflation and financial situations are altering a few of the patterns on the market
  • The one vivid spot for August was Mexico, with a 20 per cent improve of commerce into Mexico
  • Key markets are off considerably
  • As we transfer nearer to the truth that we may very well be trying actually at a recession versus stagnation, that’s going to weigh on meat demand, together with beef demand. That’s the story as we head into 2023