Category: Features

Have your say about food waste from the farm

By: Owen Roberts

June 17, 2018

Food waste has become the poster child for inefficiency in agri-food. But how much are farmers contributing to the problem…or to the solution?...Read more »

Loading ad.

Put on the plaid for dad this Friday

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 13, 2018

One in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. It’s the most...Read more »

Beef Market Update – Strong beef demand, lower carcass weights, and the wall

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 3, 2018

It has been a busy week in the cattle markets, as Canada and the United States are on the brink of a trade war that we would not have imagined a year...Read more »

Dairy Distillery turns waste skim milk into tasty spirit 

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 30, 2018

Dairy Distillery’s still and tasting room was designed to showcase the towering still.

What started as a fascination with craft distilling and a chance discussion about dumping skim milk has evolved into a tasty new business at Almonte,...Read more »

Beef School, Ep 9: A flexible approach to year-round grazing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 23, 2018

Photo by Debra Murphy, 2018

Year-round grazing may mean different things to different people, but to Doug Wray, it essentially means providing ‘locally grown’ sustenance to...Read more »

Benchmark study shows health challenges for dairy cull cows at auction

By: Owen Roberts

May 21, 2018

The first benchmark study of the condition of culled dairy cows in Canada shows many animals in less than optimal condition are transported to...Read more »

Beef Market Update: “Frustrating” prices heading into grilling season

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 18, 2018

Live cattle led the futures market lower this past week, with cash prices in tow, thanks to large supplies hitting the market. Cash cattle values in...Read more »

Rural investment efforts get a huge global ally

By: Owen Roberts

May 11, 2018

Stock image. Photo by Johnny Peacock (Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

With the Ontario election campaign in full swing, the drive to arm rural-friendly politicians with substance for strategic policies and talking...Read more »

TechTour: Culti Cam system offers automatic cultivator positioning in row crops

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 10, 2018

Photo via Claas

In another move towards automation, Claas has unveiled a system for automatic steering of cultivators in row crops. The Culti Cam uses a...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Record basis levels set to change

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 5, 2018

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

The beef markets are riding an unusually high basis in both Canada and the United States, but that’s set to change. “So over the next eight weeks...Read more »

Slow seeding jumpstarts prices — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

May 4, 2018

Grain prices this week were mostly in the green as the market continues to weigh geopolitical risk versus weather risk (and thus, planting risk). And...Read more »

MYFB — Ep 31: Four elements of a human resource plan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 1, 2018

Which questions do you ask potential new hires? Where to you find your next star farm employee? Is the employee handbook up to date? If you laughed...Read more »

TechTour: Automatically adjusting spread patterns for wind, terrain, and fertilizer type

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 1, 2018

Photo via Amazone (Copyright: Sven Kleinewoerdemann).

Spreading fertilizer can feel like a bit of a guessing game when it comes to knowing just how wide of a spray pattern is produced. Coverage depends...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Strong basis prompts cattle feeders to remain current

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 21, 2018

A strong basis in Canada and the U.S. is prompting cattle feeders to sell sooner than later, and at lower weights. “When you pick up cattle prices...Read more »

Competitive for acres, exports — This week in the grain markets

By: Brennan Turner

April 21, 2018

Photo ©Deere & Company.

Grain prices this week ended mixed as speculative players took profits off the table amidst growing weather and geopolitical risk. Delays in U.S....Read more »