Month: June 2017

Rising Cattle Supplies Mean Price Pressure Ahead in Beef Markets

By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd. As regular readers will know, we grew increasingly concerned about the rising cattle market in mid-April through early May. Of course, price gains are always a good thing for producers. But when cash markets and futures performed as well as long as they did since last …

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Beef expensive relative to pork: What are the implications for producers?

By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd. If you go to grocery stores in Canada and the US, you’ll find lots of beef cuts are roughly twice the price of comparable pork cuts. For example, at one store we visited, the price of a striploin grilling steak was C$28.64/kg or $12.99/lb. A pork …

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