Category: Livestock

Cover crops and livestock trampling ‘part of the rotation equation’

By: Debra Murphy

February 16, 2018

Angus cows graze on cover crops at Tom Finnegan’s farm in Minnesota. USDA photo (Flickr, CC by 2.0)

A ‘good rotation’ is often thought of as a cropping plan that involves diverse species, cultivars, and chemical actives. But that definition may...Read more »

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The race is on for trade agreements: Masswohl

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

Stock image. (Photo courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.)

There a great number of trade files open in Canada, with officials focused on Japan and Asia Pacific with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement...Read more »

Last quarantine lifted in Alberta bovine TB investigation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Stock image. (Courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada this week announced a release of all quarantines related to the bovine...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Tight supply, strong basis inspire northward migration of feeder cattle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2018

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

Though you may not be able to tell from the last week of quiet trading, it’s been a busy month for the cattle markets. On January 31, the United...Read more »

MacAulay non-committal on dairy program to offset CPTPP concessions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 9, 2018

Stock photo, 2015.

The federal Liberals remain non-committal on whether they will offer compensation to the supply-managed dairy and poultry sectors for market access...Read more »

Cattlefax predicts strong supply and demand in 2018 as concern over drought rises

By: Shaun Haney

February 5, 2018

One of the highlights of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) meeting every year are the Cattlefax market outlook presentations....Read more »

Do we really need to double food production by 2050?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 1, 2018

If you’ve been attending agricultural and food conferences over the last decade you’ve likely heard countless references to “feed the 9...Read more »

Top 3 reasons to spread manure on snow

By: Lyndsey Smith

January 30, 2018

Depending on where you live, fields have likely been frozen now for quite some time. Maybe they’re even snow covered. Now is a great time to spread...Read more »

Conservatives to push Liberals on TPP compensation

By: Shaun Haney

January 28, 2018

(via @CPC_HQ, Twitter)

With the Canadian trade team agreeing to the Trans Pacific Partnership, there will be opportunities for the opposing parties to bring up issues with...Read more »

Building consumer trust is our responsibility, says ‘Farmer Tim’

By: Bernard Tobin

January 25, 2018

Tim May says he’s “just a farmer down the road.” But the Rockwood, ON dairy farmer — better known as ‘Farmer Tim’ in the social media...Read more »

The U.S. had increased dairy market access to Canada through TPP and they gave it up

By: Shaun Haney

January 24, 2018

(Photo by Mike Mozart, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Throughout the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiating rounds, groups like the United States Dairy Export Council have been lobbying...Read more »

Over $6M announced to fund livestock and forage research in Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 24, 2018

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart today announced a $6.3...Read more »

12 lessons for a new sheep farmer

By: Lyndsey Smith

January 24, 2018

A flock of sheep grazing cornstalks. Photo credit: Lyndsey Smith, 2017

There’s a reason young and beginning farmers often choose to start a sheep enterprise — local demand for lamb is double what we produce, you can...Read more »

New TPP deal, same concessions for Canada’s supply managed sectors

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 23, 2018

The Canadian government has conceded the same access to the country’s dairy, poultry and egg markets in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership as was...Read more »

Dual-active dewormer approved for use in Canadian sheep flocks

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 23, 2018

A short-acting, oral drench offered by Zoetis — Startect— has received Canadian approval for use in sheep for treatment and control of a range of...Read more »