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Feed Pea Benchmark Bi-Weekly Report - November 26 to 30, 2012


Central Alberta
(Red Deer & Area)

Central Saskatchewan
(Saskatoon & Area)

Southern Manitoba
(Winnipeg & Area)

Feed Pea Benchmark Price







Competing Feed Ingredients:




Barley (feed)







Wheat (feed)





















Canola Meal







Soybean Meal (46%)







What Is The Feed Pea Benchmark?
The feed pea benchmark is intended to be used as a pricing reference. This benchmark provides a consistent and unbiased estimate of the feeding value of peas in the three regions  shown. It is not expected that feed pea prices will converge to the benchmark value, but rather that feed peas will trade at various differentials to the benchmark based on local supply/demand, quality differences and other contract terms.

How Is It Calculated?
The feed pea benchmark is an estimate of the feeding value of dry peas in Western Canada, based on the value of competing feed ingredients in swine rations. Bi-weekly, tradable prices of the major feed ingredients are collected for the three regions shown above.
These prices are then entered into a least cost feed formulation that is typical for grower-finisher swine in Western Canada. A feeding value is then derived for feed peas based on their nutritional characteristics and the prices of the other competing feed ingredients.
The least cost feed formulation was developed in consultation with the Prairie Swine Center and the Feed Pea Network. In addition to the feed ingredients shown above, the feed formulation also includes canola oil, synthetic lysine, synthetic methionine, synthetic threonine, mono-dicalcium phosphate, limestone, salt, vitamins and minerals.