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Category: Livestock

Beef Market Update: Shining a light on first of the year inventory

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

March 6, 2021

It’s time for another Beef Market Update, and since StatsCan recently released the January 1 numbers, we’re going to focus on inventory today....Read more »

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RealAg LIVE! with Quick Dick McDick on finding humour on the bad days

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 5, 2021

If you’re on social media, chances are you’ve seen posts from Dickson Delorme, aka Quick Dick McDick (QDM). His YouTube videos cover his daily...Read more »

AgriRecovery funding kicks in for Alberta hog producers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 5, 2021

Alberta pork processing plants have been impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks and control measures, and as a result plants have closed or reduced slaughter...Read more »

Penitentiary Farm Program to focus on cow vs. goat dairy for now

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 5, 2021

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced an update on its Penitentiary Farm Program, which runs at Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions at...Read more »

Which grand prize would you choose: cattle ‘er cash?

By: Lara de Moissac

March 5, 2021

HALO Air Ambulance, based out of Medicine Hat, Alta., is drumming up funding through its first annual lottery. The prizes this year include standard...Read more »

Weston Family awards $25 million in grants to support prairie grasslands

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

March 5, 2021

One of Canada’s wealthiest families is committing $25 million to fund projects that help conserve prairie grasslands. The Weston Family Foundation...Read more »

Olymel re-opening Red Deer pork plant

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 4, 2021

After closing for 14 days due to a COVID-19 outbreak among employees, Olymel is resuming operations at its pork processing plant in Red Deer, Alberta...Read more »

USask awarded $6.76 million to help revive bison population and strengthen cattle industry

By: RealAgriculture Livestock Team

March 3, 2021

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $6.76 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help conserve bison and...Read more »

RealAg LIVE! with Alison Sunstrum of CNSRV-X on mentorship and future investment in ag

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 3, 2021

Alison Sunstrum was pushing for interconnectivity of farm data long before the internet was even commonplace. It’s that kind of foresight that has...Read more »

How COVID-19 will shape the future of the food industry

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 3, 2021

The post-COVID situation for the food industry may be a concern for the average consumer. The impacts might be most felt by the grocery and...Read more »

More hogs, fewer cows and ewes on farm as of January 1

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 1, 2021

Statistics Canada says that the cow herd and ewe flock have declined as of January 1, 2021, year-over-year, while hog numbers are up slightly. As of...Read more »

Agriculture Carbon Alliance formed to coordinate ag’s role in Canadian carbon economy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 1, 2021

A national coalition of industry-wide farm organizations have launched the Agriculture Carbon Alliance (ACA). The goal of the alliance is...Read more »

RealAg LIVE! with Kevin Serfas on building big

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 25, 2021

Diversifying can mean making a small tweak to an operation, or in today’s guest’s case, building really big — like 40,000 head of cattle big....Read more »

Dairy Farmers of Canada asks farmers to lay off the palm, for now

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 25, 2021

In a story that only seems to get more contentious and downright odd the longer it goes on, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is now asking dairy farmers...Read more »

Federal ministers promise carbon tax rebates as Conservative bill to exempt on-farm propane and natural gas passes 2nd reading

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 25, 2021

A Conservative MP’s private member’s bill that aims to exempt propane and natural gas used on farms from the federal carbon tax was approved at...Read more »