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Category: Livestock

Big barns, hundreds of sheep, and 175,000 YouTube subscribers — a LIVE! Q&A with Sandi Brock

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 7, 2020

Sheep farmer Sandi Brock might look a little familiar, if you’re keen on YouTube and Instagram. The Staffa, Ont. farmer was raised on a dairy farm,...Read more »

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Canadian Animal Health Institute honours two industry leaders

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 6, 2020

The Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) has presented two members with leadership awards as recognition for their work in the livestock health...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Set-aside program begins, futures climb, and slaughter numbers impress

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 3, 2020

This week’s Beef Market Update might be the most positive report we’ve posted in three very long months. In this week’s episode, Anne Wasko of...Read more »

USMCA dairy details set “dangerous precedent,” says Dairy Farmers of Canada vice president

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 3, 2020

July 1st saw the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and at the end of all the negotiations, Canada’s dairy industry has...Read more »

Harness Horse Association joins Ontario Federation of Agriculture

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 26, 2020

The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) has been accepted as an organizational member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). The OFA is...Read more »

Ontario’s tougher farm trespass law receives Royal Assent

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 19, 2020

Bill 156, the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020, has received Royal Assent following a vote of 68 for, 22 against in the...Read more »

U.S. dairy groups criticize Canada’s implementation of USMCA

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 18, 2020

U.S. dairy groups are accusing Canada of making it difficult for U.S. dairy exporters to take advantage of the full market access negotiated in the...Read more »

2020 World Dairy Expo cancelled

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 5, 2020

Organizers of the World Dairy Expo have announced the 2020 edition of the show has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The largest dairy event in North...Read more »

Pork producers want a cut of packer profits

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 3, 2020

The four western Canadian provincial hog producer groups are asking three major pork processors for a larger cut of the value of each hog. The boards...Read more »

Gap between cash and futures prices still riddles the cattle market

By: Shaun Haney

May 31, 2020

Live cattle futures have been slowly chipping way at the drastic declines experienced earlier this year due to COVID-19. In the last 30 days, the...Read more »

Canada and the U.S. deal with the same challenges in different ways

By: Shaun Haney

May 29, 2020

Canada and the U.S. have experienced very similar paths of food system disruption due to COVID-19. Both countries have seen the fall in restaurant...Read more »

Donald’s Fine Foods looking at converting former beef plant in Moose Jaw, Sask. to pork processing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 29, 2020

Donald’s Fine Foods, based in Richmond, B.C., is looking at developing the defunct XL foods beef plant in Moose Jaw into a sow processing facility....Read more »

Dreeshen provides initial details on Alberta cattle set-aside program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 28, 2020

Alberta’s agriculture minister is sharing new information regarding the cattle set-aside program that’s being rolled out to address the backlog...Read more »

RealAg LIVE! with Ted Seifried of Zaner Ag Hedge talking commodity markets

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 28, 2020

There is no shortage of issues to discuss in the ag commodity complex, and our latest edition of RealAg LIVE! is here to cover the latest in market...Read more »

Temporary exemption available for selling provincially-inspected meat across Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 27, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has created a temporary ministerial exemption process that opens the door to inter-provincial movement of...Read more »