Category: Features

First rural municipalities ready to roll with Farm 911

By: Owen Roberts

December 11, 2017

Municipalities are stepping forward to help Ontario’s Farm 911 emergency signage project for agricultural land get off the ground. The initiative,...Read more »

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Beef Market Update: Impressive exports and a sense of settling down

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 8, 2017

While much of the focus on beef has been on international negotiations, Gateway LIvestock’s Anne Wasko brings the numbers a little closer to home,...Read more »

Determining where to cut antimicrobial use for dairy calves

By: Owen Roberts

December 6, 2017

Stock photo, 2015.

All livestock producers have been urged to cut unnecessary antibiotic use, to try to prevent resistant bacteria from developing in their herds and...Read more »

TechTour: Designing the IDEAL combine

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 1, 2017

(courtesy AGCO)

AGCO’s new generation of combine harvester made its first public appearance at Agritechnica in Germany last month. The result of the company’s...Read more »

Mental health advocate gets the picture

By: Owen Roberts

November 29, 2017

A portion of the image, “The Early Spring,” by Czech-Canadian artist Antonin “Tony” Dimitrov (1928-2014).

Canada’s leading advocate for mental health awareness in agriculture, University of Guelph veterinary medicine professor Andria Jones-Bitton, is in...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Can demand keep firing on all cylinders?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 24, 2017

(file photo)

Cattle markets have dropped off their highs from a few weeks ago, but they’re still well ahead of where they were last year at this time. The...Read more »

TechTour: Soil sensor enables real-time variable depth tillage

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 22, 2017

A soil sensor that can detect compaction from above the ground in real-time is enabling a concept described as “variable depth tillage” for...Read more »

TechTour: Claas aims for the best of both tracks and wheels

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 13, 2017

Claas unveiled a fierce-looking hybrid machine that it describes as the first half-track tractor with full suspension at Agritechnica 2017 in...Read more »

Unique research program targets fusarium head blight

By: Owen Roberts

November 2, 2017

Ali Navabi’s winter wheat research. Photo by Cort Egan.

For researchers at the University of Guelph, addressing fusarium head blight — one of wheat’s most nagging diseases — is an agronomic time trip...Read more »

Livestock disease winging its way north as climate warms

By: Owen Roberts

October 30, 2017

White-tail deer. Photo by Sam Allen.

Flying, biting midges (Culicoides spp.) — sometimes called no-see-ums — are a scourge to wildlife. Hunters recognize their effects on deer in...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Setting up a sellers’ market

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 27, 2017

Live cattle futures have found reasons to rally since early September, even in the face of large placements in a bearish cattle on feed report last...Read more »

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 »

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 »

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