Category: Livestock

Blood and milk test for TB, Johne’s makes steps to commercialization

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 19, 2018

Saskatoon will soon be host to a UK company that develops rapid bacteria detection tests using blood and milk samples. Announced today, PBD Biotech...Read more »

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$540 million committed to long-awaited outlet for Lake Manitoba

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 18, 2018

Water diverted from the Assiniboine River flooding farmland on the southern end of Lake Manitoba in 2014 (source: Iris Yuill)

The federal and Manitoba governments announced joint funding of up to $540 million on Monday to build permanent outlets for mitigating flooding...Read more »

Perdue targets new Canadian dairy class during meeting at the MacAulay farm in PEI

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 15, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay hosted U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue at his farm in PEI for a bilateral meeting on Friday (source: @SecretarySonny, Twitter)

Sonny and Mary Perdue from Savannah, Georgia, visited their Canadian friends Lawrence and Frances MacAulay at their farm in Midgell, Prince Edward...Read more »

Saputo planning to build $240 million dairy processing plant in Port-Coquitlam, BC

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 15, 2018

Quebec-based dairy processor Saputo has quietly announced a plan to build a $240 million dairy processing facility in Port-Coquitlam, British...Read more »

Olymel announces deal to buy Pinty’s Delicious Foods

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 15, 2018

Quebec-based pork and poultry processor Olymel has announced a deal to acquire all the shares in Pinty’s Delicious Foods, a poultry processing...Read more »

Saskatchewan farmers looking for management strategy for wild pigs

By: Shaun Haney

June 13, 2018

At one time, there was a thought that wild pigs could be part of a livestock diversification strategy for Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers. After...Read more »

Get ready to access antibiotics: Establishing a vet-client-patient relationship

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 12, 2018

Beginning later this year, livestock owners across Canada will have to jump through one extra hoop before accessing certain antibiotic veterinary...Read more »

Canada made dairy offer, but it wasn’t enough: U.S. ag secretary

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 8, 2018

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue in an interview for this weekend’s U.S. Farm Report.

The Canadian government has offered to allow more dairy imports under its supply management system as part of NAFTA negotiations, but the U.S....Read more »

Ear tag sensor-based feed program field tested on Canadian dairy

By: Owen Roberts

June 4, 2018

Field tests for a new ear tag sensor-based production efficiency program called Smart Dairy took place on a dairy farm near Picture Butte, AB. (Dairy producer Alex Huisman (left) with Eldon Petherick, Canadian dairy business manager for Alltech; photo courtesy Alltech)

Production efficiency is said to be one of the biggest limiting factors in dairy production. So to that end, for the past six months, animal...Read more »

Recent rains fail to ease moisture concerns of Prairie pastures

By: Shaun Haney

June 3, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2015

Ranchers in Western Canada have faced some real challenges this spring. For some early calvers the late winter posed some serious problems for...Read more »

Beef Market Update – Strong beef demand, lower carcass weights, and the wall

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 3, 2018

It has been a busy week in the cattle markets, as Canada and the United States are on the brink of a trade war that we would not have imagined a year...Read more »

Saputo announces $660,000 to support 4-H dairy programs

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 1, 2018

(courtesy 4-H Canada)

Youth involved in 4-H dairy programs have an extra reason to celebrate World Milk Day today. Saputo has announced a partnership with 4-H Canada that...Read more »

Concerns ripple across North American agriculture as tariff battle begins

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 31, 2018

(Photo by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Canadian government was quick to announce $16.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed that Canada,...Read more »

U.S. cattle on feed numbers up 5% from a year ago, in line with expectations

By: Shaun Haney

May 27, 2018

USDA’s cattle on feed report, released on Friday, provided little drama as the numbers fell closely in line with expectations. Due to the Memorial...Read more »

Alberta cattle groups planning plebiscite on return to non-refundable check-off

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 25, 2018

Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) have announced they’re aiming to hold a plebiscite this fall,...Read more »