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Category: Livestock

HyLife Foods announces new feed mill, processing expansion at Neepawa

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2018

HyLife’s flagship processing plant at Neepawa, Man.

Canada’s largest hog production company, with support from the Government of Manitoba, has announced a major new build in western Manitoba. HyLife...Read more »

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Vermeer introduces nimble ZR5 self-propelled round baler

By: Realag Machinery Insider

September 13, 2018

Have you ever looked at a self-propelled lawn mower and said, “I wish my baler turned that sharp.”  Well, Vermeer said, “We can do...Read more »

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives names new general manager

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2018

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives (MBFI) has named Mary-Jane Orr as its new general manager. Orr will oversee all aspects of the three MBFI...Read more »

348 acres in eight hours (yes, Guinness has a record for cutting hay)

By: Realag Machinery Insider

September 11, 2018

Tate Mesbergen (in light blue) and the Mesbergen Farms family at the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.

Yes, Guinness has a record for hay mowed in an eight hour period. And a custom haying operator near Greeley, Colorado holds that record, as of July....Read more »

New government tweaks Ontario wildlife damage compensation program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2018

Calf killed by a coyote. Photo credit: Jill Burkhardt

Having undergone recent changes by the former Liberal government, Ontario’s new government has announced its own changes for the Ontario...Read more »

Funding renewed for Saskatchewan’s fight against Johne’s disease

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2018

Photo by Lance Cheung, CC 2.0.

In an effort to continue to reduce the potential spread of Johne’s Disease, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has announced...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Trade exports still rockin’!

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 8, 2018

Stock photo taken by Jessika Guse on Aug 13, 2018.

July was a strong month in the beef market both for the U.S. and Canada according to Anne Wasko, market analyst with Gateway Livestock Exchange....Read more »

New Holland Kombi bales and wraps in one pass

By: Bernard Tobin

September 8, 2018

The new Roll-Belt round baler with a Kombi wrapper from New Holland allows producers to bale and wrap simultaneously, eliminating the need...Read more »

Deere forage harvester chops 400 tons per hour

By: Realag Machinery Insider

September 6, 2018

John Deere’s new 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters claim to deliver both high-capacity harvesting and forage quality. The 9000...Read more »

Saskatchewan shutting down livestock loan guarantee program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 4, 2018

The Saskatchewan government has confirmed it will be shutting down its Livestock Loan Guarantee (LLG) program. The province cites a continued decline...Read more »

Divided: New poll shines light on what Canadians think about supply management

By: Jessika Guse

August 30, 2018

37 per cent of Canadians want to end the supply management system and compensate farmers in order to secure a trade deal with the U.S., suggests one...Read more »

New Holland unveils MegaCutter 533 at Farm Progress Show

By: Realag Machinery Insider

August 30, 2018

Attendees at the Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa, were the first to view the New Holland MegaCutter 533, fully mounted disc mower...Read more »

La Coop federee purchases 50 percent stake in Ontario feed company

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 27, 2018

Quebec-based agri-food cooperative La Coop fédérée is buying into Ontario’s animal feed industry. La Coop has announced a deal to purchase...Read more »

Beef quality audit shows increase in carcass weights, liver abscesses, and tag

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 27, 2018

Canada’s fourth Beef Quality Audit (BQA) was completed in March 2018, following previous audits in 1995, 1998, and 2010/11. The carcass audit...Read more »

U.S. Department of Transport undertakes hours of service review

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 26, 2018

The trucking industry has been concerned about the increasing number of regulations that prevent haulers from keeping clients happy and being...Read more »