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Category: Livestock

Saskatchewan lab to work on African swine fever vaccine

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 9, 2020

A University of Saskatchewan lab is now home to the deadly virus wreaking havoc in Asia and parts of Europe, all to support Canada’s preparedness...Read more »

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Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 47: Climbing the value chain

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 9, 2020

At some point, likely every farmer has been frustrated with markets and pricing, and thought about moving past commodity production and up the value...Read more »

Cattle feeder, beef producer group release new industry competitiveness study

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 8, 2020

The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association (ACFA) and the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) recently conducted an industry competitiveness study to...Read more »

Price and traceability lessons learned in Canada’s beef export markets

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 7, 2020

Did you know that around 70 per cent of Canada’s beef exports go to the United States? Depending that much on one market means that if there is...Read more »

OPP on the hunt for 130 stolen pigs

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 30, 2019

More than 100 pigs have been reported stolen from a farm in Oxford township area of southwestern Ontario. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say...Read more »

USDA Cattle on Feed report shows inventory up 2%

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 23, 2019

The USDA released its latest cattle on feed report for December 1, 2019. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Anne’s Christmas list for 2020 success

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 23, 2019

Like most years in the cattle business, 2019 brought highs and lows that will be remembered and some points we’d rather forget. From high packer...Read more »

Transport regulation grace period extended to all livestock sectors

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 17, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has implemented a “transition period” for the feed, water, and rest requirements for all livestock...Read more »

Alberta rancher named to McDonald’s global breeders and model farmers program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 16, 2019

An Alberta rancher has been chosen as McDonald’s Canada first-ever Canadian representative of its global breeders and model farmers program....Read more »

Dairy School: Focusing on calf health reduces mortality

By: Bernard Tobin

December 12, 2019

Dairy calves experience many challenges in early life, and producers need to be diligent in the hours and days after birth to ensure calf health and...Read more »

Animal activists ask what we’re hiding. What are they?

By: Lyndsey Smith

December 12, 2019

Ontario has introduced its draft legislation to increase security on farms — the Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019. The...Read more »

Cattle sector gets two-year reprieve from transport regulation enforcement

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 11, 2019

Full details are still in the works, but it appears that the cattle industry — dairy included — will get a two-year delay on enforcement of new...Read more »

Thornloe Cheese bought by Gay Lea Foods

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 3, 2019

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has confirmed its acquisition of Thornloe Cheese from EastGen. Located in Northern Ontario,  Thornloe Cheese...Read more »

Ontario beef processors lose licenses following CFIA investigation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 2, 2019

Following months of decreased beef slaughter capacity in Ontario, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has cancelled Safe Food for Canadian...Read more »

Ontario beef industry struggling with major processing backlog

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 29, 2019

It’s been over two months since the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the license of a beef slaughter and processing plant in...Read more »