Category: Livestock

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef launches framework

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 7, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) today launched its Certified Sustainable Beef Framework (and a new website) at the group’s...Read more »

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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 »

China agrees to pilot project for chilled Canadian beef and pork

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 5, 2017

China agreed to expand access for Canadian beef and pork during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Beijing this week. After agreeing...Read more »

25 years of memorable SWAC moments

By: Bernard Tobin

December 5, 2017

The Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) will mark its 25th anniversary on January 3rd, when the two-day conference unofficially kicks off...Read more »

Free tools help cow-calf producers calculate cost of production

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Photo by Debra Murphy

Without a little office time, it’s almost impossible to know which enterprises are profitable, and which aren’t. As a result of collaboration...Read more »

A&W donates $5M to the U of S Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 1, 2017

University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. (Photo via U of S)

The University of Saskatchewan announced a $5-million donation on Friday from A&W to support the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence...Read more »

Canadian pork sector shows phenomenal health

By: Shaun Haney

November 29, 2017

(Matt Chan,, CC BY-ND 2.0)

For quite some time the pork industry was less than an ideal place to be.  More barns closed than opened as demand waned and environmental...Read more »

Ontario providing $24 million to Kingston baby formula facility

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 28, 2017

The Ontario government is investing $24 million in a baby formula production facility being built by a Chinese company in Kingston. Premier Kathleen...Read more »

Agribition showcases the quality of Canadian livestock genetics to the world

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 26, 2017

Photo: supplied.

A major highlight for the Canadian cattle industry every November is Canadian Western Agribition. Between the rodeo, cattle sales, tradeshows,...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 »

Toxins in the feed — Identifying and managing mycotoxins

By: Debra Murphy

November 23, 2017

Beyond cereal crops, ergot can also be found in forage grasses like orchard grass, brome grass, bluegrass and others.

We often focus our efforts on what to add to a total mixed ration in order to offer our animals the highest plane of nutrition necessary for their...Read more »

Saskatchewan to match wildfire relief donations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 17, 2017

Smoke-filled sky viewed from near Lemsford, SK (courtesy Jim Hale)

The Saskatchewan government has announced it will match cash donations to help farmers and ranchers impacted by grassfires in the southwest part of...Read more »

Canadian farmers, we are better together

By: Guest Author

November 16, 2017

Stock photo. (Debra Murphy, 2016)

Editor’s note: This letter was submitted by Jeff Nonay in response to a column written by Shaun Haney that was published on Nov. 13th. Nonay...Read more »

Dealing with the global milk protein glut

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 16, 2017

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

In the dairy food value chain processors play an integral role in product development. Dairy product development puts dairy components in protein...Read more »

Monetizing the adjectives in beef production

By: Debra Murphy

November 15, 2017

Differentiating products through marketing has long been a goal of commodity groups. The Alberta Beef Producers have (according to their website)...Read more »

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