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Compared to last week, western Canadian feeder cattle markets traded $3 to as much as $6 lower. Eastern Prairie regions experienced demand from Ontario and Quebec, which limited the downside; however, Alberta markets faltered as buyers, having factored in a higher deathloss due to adverse weather.
Light wet snow along with warmer temperatures during the day and freezing temperatures at night can take a toll on calves, especially in the lighter weight categories. In some regions, forage…[Read more]