Commentary A collection of opinion papers on Livestock, Meat and Grocery written by Kevin Grier. Also presented here is a third column of opinions of other voices from the industry. Sometimes those voices wish to be anonymous... These papers are for your information and do not require a subscription. Livestock and Meat Hog Movement and Adjustments in the West August 2022 Canadian Fall Feeder Factors August 2022 Canadian Cow Prices and Value Diverge March 2022 Ongoing Turmoil in Eastern Canadian Hog Industry March 2022 Ontario Beef and Cattle Pricing 2016-2021 February 2022 Pork Demand Differences Between Canada and the U.S. February 2022 Canadian Beef Export Performance 2021 February 2022 Presentation at Sask Pork Industry Symposium (Go to Nov 17 Presentation, 1:11:00) November 2021 Olymel Re-Alignment November 2021 U.S. Still Dominates as Canadian Beef Export Market February 2021 Cattle Price Spread Risk January 2021 Made in Canada Hog Price December 2020 Leverage Change in the Cattle Industry October 2020 First Half Pork Demand August 2020 The Beef With Father's Day June 2020 Cooperating on Corona March 2020 Du Breton Renews Focus October 2019 The Finney County Fire Impact August 2019 Cattle Slaughter is Surging in 2019; Here's Why June 2019 Grier Canadian Meat Council Presentation June 2019 Canadian Beef Exports to China Soar But... May 2019 Perspectives on African Swine Fever in China Size and Scope March 2019 Ramifications of the Canadian Cattle Inventory Report March 2019 Trying to Keep Up with Olymel July 2018 Adopting Rex Murphy's Views on Social Licence to Livestock May 2017 CFIA Overreach on Feed Regs February 2017 Is the Canadian Pork Industry Competitive? January 2017 The Hog Pricing Formula Discussion 2016 The Strategic Factors for Beef Plants in 2015 Alberta Cattle Industry Think Piece March 2010 Beef Demand and Health and Food Safety Risks - October 2002 Canadian Pork Industry Issues and Challenges April 2007 Cattle Price Determination in Ontario October 2007 Cattle Pricing Impact of Ontario Corn Fed Beef Program June 2014 Chicken Market Seasonality and Price Determination January 2007 COOL The Damage Done and the Fight Underway February 2011 Country of Origin Labeling - The Biggest Challenge May 2007 Country of Origin Labeling Implications for the Manitoba Hog Industry December 2002 Does the Meat Follow the Money August 2014 Government Help to the Food Industry May 2010 Impact of Canadian Ethanol Policy on Canada's Livestock and Meat Industry January 2012 Impacts of US Country of Origin Labeling on US Hog Producers April 2003 International Swine Research Report November 2006 Livestock Price Discovery in Canada October 2010 Mandatory Price Reporting Another Example of Misplaced Government Effort in Agriculture June 2000 Pork Export Benefits for the Canadian Hog Industry November 2006 Rethinking Chicken PSQ - Special Report November 2005 The Business of Exports June 2008 The Cattle Industry Will Get "Jointed" Soon Enough July 2014 Tyson sells Lakeside to XL July 2008 Volume, not Price, Driving Canada's Food Manufacturer Sales November 2009 Grocery The CPG Export and Domestic Boost August 2022 The Cost-Price Disconnect at Retail July 2022 2021 Consumer Expenditures at Grocery and Foodservice March 2022 2021 CPG Food Trade Wrap-up February 2022 2021 Inflation Wrap January 2022 Second Quarter Channel Sales November 2021 Food Industry Employment Trends September 2021 Commodity Pressure on Food Prices January 2021 General Merchandise Gains Topping Out? November 2020 Lockdown Food Sales Impact August 2020 Coronavirus impact on foodservice and grocery sales. April 2020 2019 Processed Food Trade Performance with the U.S. March 2020 CPG Manufacturer Mid-2019 Performance October 2019 Is the Loss to the General Merchandisers Over? August 2019 No Trade Impact of Food Tariff Yet April 2019 Fourth Quarter 2018 Food Retailer Margins February 2019 Food Tariff Impact July 2018 Bread Price Fixing Impact? January 2018 Food Manufacturing, a Positive Story January 2018 Grocers Scramble Egg Prices December 2017 Dalhousie Forecasts Food Prices Again December 2017 Food Pricing Signals for the Rest of 2017 August 2017 Canadian Processed Food Trade Goes Surplus April 2017 2016 Review and 2017 Food Inflation Prospects January 2017 Third Quarter 2016 Margin Review December 2016 The Dollar and Oil in 2016 December 2016 The Two Big Food Price Factors Point Lower July 2016 Prospects for CPG Manufacturing in 2016, November 2015 Canadian Food Manufacturer Exchange Rate Advantage May 2015 Canadian Food Manufacturer and Retailer Review and Outlook 2015 A Tale of Two Categories January 2007 Canadian Food Manufacturers Competitiveness January 2013 Canadian Grocery Sector Challenges April 2008 Competition Leads to Food Price Deflation May 2014 Competitive Dynamics Change Again October 2013 Consumer Packaged Goods Trade Balance Continues to Decline July 2014 Exclusivity in the Food Manufacturer Grocer Trade Reasons Behind the Marketing-Procurement Practice June 2001 Food Industry Review 2001 January 2002 Inflation and Canadian Grocer Margins May 2011 Lessons from Quaker Oats May 2002 Private Label Moves to the Next Level in Canada March 2003 Revitalizing Grocery Categories February 2002 Taking out the Mystery of Food Inflation Prospects for 2014 January 2014 The Performance of Canadas Food Manufacturing Industry March 2014 The Retail Meat Industry Challenge December 2002 The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again of Private Label in Canada July 2010 Trade Promotion Opportunities and Challenges March 2011 Other Voices Challenges with Cross Compliance and Agri-Risk Management July 2022 Agri-food Productivity and Trade March 2022 Stratification in Canadian Agriculture November 2021 Agri-Environmental Beneficial Management Practices: Understanding the Policy Context March 2021 Canadian Agri Food Policy and Climate February 2021 Canadian Agri Food Trade Policy October 2020 New Agri-Food Policy August 2020 The New Trade Economy April 2020 Food Supply Chains and COVI-19 March 2020 Priorities for Agri Policy November 2019 Whither Canadian Agri-Food Policy October 2019 Decling Global Trade Institutions June 2019 The New Geo-Political Economy of Food May 2019 A Vision for the Canadian Cattle and Beef Industry May 2019 Canada's "Progressive" Trade Agenda Let's Be Careful How Far We Push It January 2018 Alternative Diversification and Risk Management Strategies December 2017 Pork Packer Margin Reflections December 2016 Trade Practices Used in the Canadian Grocery Industry September 2016 Re-Thinking the Earls Decision May 2016 On Sows, Consumers and Codes November 2015 Changes May Be Coming in Alberta Beef Packing September 2015 West Winds, Currency Trends 1502 February 2015 Publications Kevin Grier Market Analysis and Consulting offers five subscription reports that are focussed on a specific livestock, meat, poultry or grocery industry in Canada. 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