Category: Features

New technology to reduce antimicrobial use in pigs

By: Owen Roberts

October 16, 2017

Photo by Simon Whitaker (Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0).

An all-Canadian product that promises better pork health is coming onto the domestic market this month. It’s designed to reduce antimicrobial use...Read more »

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Beef Market Update: A flavour for strong beef demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 14, 2017

There’s a flavour for strong beef demand in the country, says Anne Wasko, market analyst with Gateway Livestock, which has producers feeling good...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 29: Putting together a solid farm business plan

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 6, 2017

No two farm business plans are identical. A young, aggressive producer focused on expanding likely needs a comprehensive business plan with detailed...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Market proving itself after bearish Cattle on Feed report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 30, 2017

Last week’s Cattle on Feed report, published by the United States Department of Agriculture, listed a 4 percent increase in cattle and calves on...Read more »

Swiss food security vote: because you can’t live on chocolate alone

By: Owen Roberts

September 30, 2017

In our country, referendums are rare, and not for the faint of heart. Remember the Quebec separation referendums back in the 1990s? They nearly tore...Read more »

Efforts intensify in Ontario to regulate organic products

By: Owen Roberts

September 18, 2017

In Ontario, a product or business does not need to be certified to use the word ‘organic’ as a descriptor, provided it isn’t traded across provincial boundaries and/or doesn’t tote the Canada Organic Logo. MPPs Tabuns and Jones are looking to change that. (Photo: Organic Council of Ontario)

Recent efforts to address consumer questions and confusion over certified organic food production have taken a step forward in Ontario. On Wednesday,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Rising loonie pressuring cattle prices

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 16, 2017

A changing supply environment has the second half of 2017 shaping up much differently for cattle markets than the first. “Already things are...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 28: The senior partner’s perspective on succession

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 13, 2017

Every farm succession plan starts and stops with the older generation. In most cases, it’s up to mom and/or dad to determine how and when the...Read more »

Getting crunched: Government squeezes on farms are adding up

By: Andrew Campbell

September 6, 2017

I’m fortunate enough to get to meet all kinds of farmers. Usually when we meet, the conversation is a standard one. What’s the weather been like...Read more »

Exploding Sprayer Myths: Is more air better for airblast sprayers?

By: Bernard Tobin

September 5, 2017

In the year 2017 an indestructible human cyborg sprayer expert is sent from the future to help sprayer operators match airblast sprayer air settings...Read more »

Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence demonstrates value in under-utilized cuts

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 29, 2017

There are certain parts to a beef cow that consumers tend to migrate to, with most of them being the centre cuts — sirloin, prime rib, and others...Read more »

UFA brings auto-dosing tool to Canada

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 28, 2017

Livestock producers in Western Canada now have access to a new medication system that will ensure accuracy, as well as help track medication given to...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Cash drops again this week as futures hope to find bottom

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 27, 2017

Unfortunately cash dropped again this week which is making things frustrating for cattle feeders.  In the last three months the December live...Read more »

Beef School, Ep 6: The Impact of Nutrition on Performance & Carcass Quality

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2017

Quality in…Quality out What you feed an animal it is important to achieve the maximum performance of that animal in the feedyard. everyone chases...Read more »

Sausage study challenges consumer confidence

By: Owen Roberts

August 14, 2017

(Source: duBreton)

My daughter and grandson share the same birthday, August 7. They’re part of a pork-and-grain farming operation near Thamesville. At their birthday...Read more »