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Category: Livestock

Wild pigs don’t belong here, but keep expanding their territory

By: Lara de Moissac

October 15, 2021

Wild pigs pose ecological and agricultural problems across Canada and into the United States. Every year, this rapidly reproducing, non-native...Read more »

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Beef Market Update: Cash markets hold steady on both sides of the border

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

October 15, 2021

There’s a lot happening in the cattle markets as we hit mid-October (?!) already. Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, says the markets...Read more »

Olymel president and CEO dies suddenly

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 15, 2021

Olymel’s management has announced the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Réjean Nadeau. Nadeau, 71, succumbed to a sudden and virulent...Read more »

FCC and OFA chipping in for Hay West

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 14, 2021

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) have both made contributions to the Hay West 2021 initiative to help cover...Read more »

How trade is an important part of a resilient local economy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 12, 2021

The advent of a global pandemic certainly added volume to the narrative that local equals resilient when it comes to economies, especially...Read more »

Manitoba Egg Farmers receive $1.5 million from provincial and federal governments

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 8, 2021

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are providing $1.5 million for Manitoba Egg Farmers (MEF) to establish the Egg Layer Research and Public...Read more »

Walmart Canada commits to 1.5 million pounds of sustainably-raised beef

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

October 7, 2021

Over the next year, Walmart Canada will source 1.5 million pounds of beef sourced from CRSB Certified sustainable farms and ranches. To qualify,...Read more »

Maple Leaf completes $182 million expansion to make more pre-cooked bacon

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 5, 2021

Maple Leaf Foods says it has completed a $182 million expansion at its prepared meats plant in Winnipeg, Man., creating a “Bacon Centre of...Read more »

USDA announces effective ASF virus vaccine candidate

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

October 4, 2021

New research suggests that a vaccine for African swine fever virus could be available soon. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Fewer lean hogs, strong demand, and a futures pull back

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

October 1, 2021

How many calves are left for the fall run? The answer could be more than usual; however, with the dry conditions in 2021, it’s also possible the...Read more »

Feedlot placements increase by 2 per cent in September Cattle on Feed report

By: Kara Oosterhuis

September 25, 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released it’s September 1 Cattle on Feed report Friday afternoon. According to the report,...Read more »

BCRC announces mentorship program participants

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

September 24, 2021

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has announced the participants in the 2021-22 Beef Researcher Mentorship program. Following an open...Read more »

Ontario adds livestock watering projects to drought relief program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 23, 2021

Farmers and ranchers in the drought-affected areas of Ontario will have an opportunity to access up to $15,000 per farm for well drilling and pond...Read more »

Ontario Sheep launches updated price predictability tool

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 21, 2021

Ontario Sheep Farmers recently updated several online resources for its membership, including a new version of the price and profit...Read more »

The curious case of the stolen livestock guardian dog

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 20, 2021

I am going to tell you a story. It’s a story that probably will leave your mouth agape and thinking, “People wouldn’t actually do that, would...Read more »