Category: Livestock

AgriTalk — A Canadian invasion to discuss trade breakdown

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 19, 2017

RealAg’s Shaun Haney had the chance to be the guest host on AgriTalk, the leading U.S. agriculture radio program, filling in for Mike Adams on...Read more »

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Extreme winds wreak havoc across southern prairies

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 18, 2017

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

Extreme winds caused fires to burn out of control, destroying several farmyards and prompting evacuations in multiple communities in southern Alberta...Read more »

Canada rejecting aggressive demands, while refusing to walk away from NAFTA talks

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 17, 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaking to media at the end of the third round of NAFTA talks in Ottawa.

The tone surrounding NAFTA negotiations certainly turned during the fourth round of talks, which wrapped up Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia....Read more »

Ritz receives 2017 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 17, 2017

Gerry Ritz (centre) received the 2017 BIISA from CCA EVP Dennis Laycraft (centre right). On hand were (L-R) former Conservative Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies, Canada Beef Chair Doug Sawyer, CCA Past Presidents who worked with Ritz as Canada’s Agriculture Minister, Hugh Lynch-Staunton, Dave Solverson and Travis Toews.
Photo credit: Gina Teel, CCA

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has recognized former Member of Parliament and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz with the 2017 Beef...Read more »

New technology to reduce antimicrobial use in pigs

By: Owen Roberts

October 16, 2017

Photo by Simon Whitaker (Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0).

An all-Canadian product that promises better pork health is coming onto the domestic market this month. It’s designed to reduce antimicrobial use...Read more »

Beef Market Update: A flavour for strong beef demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 14, 2017

There’s a flavour for strong beef demand in the country, says Anne Wasko, market analyst with Gateway Livestock, which has producers feeling good...Read more »

Beef check-off increasing to support National Strategy

By: Debra Murphy

October 11, 2017

Debra Murphy, 2012

The Canadian cattle industry is seeing an increase in the levies paid to national beef programs, from $1.00 to $2.50 per head on live animals sold in...Read more »

UFO with udder delivers milk to children — only in Japan

By: Shaun Haney

October 11, 2017


It can sometimes be difficult to figure out the meaning of a commercial. But not this Japanese milk commercial that was showcased on The Ellen Show....Read more »

Join us November 8-9 for BeefTech

By: Guest Author

October 7, 2017

Join Northlands on November 8 and 9 for BeefTech presented by realagriculture — an interactive beef industry learning event. BeefTech is a...Read more »

U.S. dairy industry seeking export demand relief

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 7, 2017

(Photo by Peggy Greb/USDA)

While margins have been “okay” for most of 2017 thanks to lower feed costs, large milk supplies continue to weigh on U.S. dairy prices and the...Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 29: Putting together a solid farm business plan

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 6, 2017

No two farm business plans are identical. A young, aggressive producer focused on expanding likely needs a comprehensive business plan with detailed...Read more »

Consultations open for beef processing sustainability indicators

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 6, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is looking for public input on how the sustainability of beef processing should be measured....Read more »

Beef Market Update: Market proving itself after bearish Cattle on Feed report

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 30, 2017

Last week’s Cattle on Feed report, published by the United States Department of Agriculture, listed a 4 percent increase in cattle and calves on...Read more »

Chicken Farmers of Canada names new executive director

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 29, 2017

Original photo by Nathalie Lemieux, Ontario Veterinary College.

Chicken Farmers of Canada has named its replacement for outgoing executive director Mike Dungate. Michael Laliberté has been hired to lead the...Read more »

AGCO introduces classification system for square balers

By: Jason Stroeve

September 28, 2017

AGCO has introduced a classification system for square balers and is inviting other baler manufacturers to use the standards. Similar to the...Read more »