AB Direct - Steers

Live: 185.25 FOB lot (last week)
Rail: 302.50 FOB lot (last week)

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US Trade- Steers

Live: 155.00 (TX, KN) 157.00 (NE) last week
Rail: 245.00-249.00 (NE, IA) last week

US Trade - Heifers

Live: 155.00 (TX, KN) 157.00 (NE) last week
Rail: 245.00-249.00 (NE, IA) last week

Canadian Dollar

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May 26, 2022 Innovation & Technology

What are you doing with your used twine and plastic?

Plastics are integral to most of our businesses, whether you are wrapping up bales or covering your silage pit. They are cheap, convenient, and resilient, which makes them useful but also difficult to get rid of.  In the past, the most common practice for dealing with used ag plastics was to burn it – a…

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May 10, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Alberta grain bag and baler twine pilot sees extension

The ‘Alberta Ag Plastic. Recycle it!’ pilot, originally slated to wrap up in April will now continue until at least the end of August 2023. “Farmers are dedicated stewards of our lands, and this program makes it easier for them to recycle commonly-used items like grain bags and baler twine,” said Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural…

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April 5, 2022 Issues & Insights

Twine – it’s one of the easiest ag plastics to recycle. Really!

Of all the agricultural plastics on prairie farms, baler twine is one of the easiest to overlook when it comes to a commitment to recycle. Unlike grain bags, which when empty, are a massive amount of plastic laying in the field, baler twine accumulates in smaller bunches, seemingly innocuous, until they start to take over…

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March 8, 2022 Checking in with ABP

The Bovine: Finding solutions to ag plastics and welcoming youth to the table

This episode of The Bovine focuses on two topics relevant to the beef industry — youth involvement in the industry and managing agricultural plastics. For the first segment, host Debra Murphy talks to returning Finance Chair, Brodie Haugan, about his experience as a young delegate. Haugan then takes the host chair to introduce past delegate…

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January 31, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Alberta farmers getting on board with grain bag recycling pilot

Farmers universally value tools that give them options when it comes to making decisions about crop production. For example, some prairie farmers choose to use grain bags if a harvest has been abundant and extra storage is needed or bin storage is not available close to where the grain is harvested. In the past decade,…

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September 2, 2021 Innovation & Technology

How ag plastics recycling works in Alberta – challenges and opportunities

Cleanfarms and the Alberta Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG) are publishing a series of information articles for Alberta farmers to develop a shared understanding of the importance of used agricultural plastics resource management. Every farmer in Alberta who uses tools such as plastic grain bags, agricultural baler twine and bale wrap faces the same obstacles…

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December 5, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Sheila Hillmer steps into role of ABP Vice Chair

December 5, 2022 Current Markets & Forecasts

Canfax Weekly Article | Report for the week of  December 5, 2022

December 3, 2022 Checking in with ABP

ABP shares condolences on the sudden passing of Reg Shellenberg

Cattle Report

Updated: 05/12/2022

Steers

Live: 185.25 FOB lot (last week)
Rail: 302.50 FOB lot (last week)

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: ---

Choice Steers

Live: 155.00 (TX, KN) 157.00 (NE) last week
Rail: 245.00-249.00 (NE, IA) last week

Choice Heifers

Live: 155.00 (TX, KN) 157.00 (NE) last week
Rail: 245.00-249.00 (NE, IA) last week

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: US$ 147.43

Canadian Dollar

$74.28   0.28

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
27-Feb-23 192 226 -
27-Mar-23 196 228 -
24-Apr-23 202 232 -
22-May-23 204 240 -
19-Jun-23 208 250 -
17-Jul-23 204 - -
14-Aug-23 202 246 -
Last Updated on December 1, 2022