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Category: Livestock

Hog markets crash similarly — but so differently — than 1998

By: Lyndsey Smith

April 5, 2020

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at cash prices, lean hog futures, weaners, or fat hogs — hog prices were down, down, down, across the board...Read more »

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Agricorp extends livestock and crop enrolment deadline to June 30

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 3, 2020

The Ontario government has announced that farmers will have until June 30, 2020, to apply for or make changes to coverage under the risk management...Read more »

Olymel invoking force majeure clause; wants out of hog contracts

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 3, 2020

Olymel has notified pork producers in Ontario who ship to its processing plants in Quebec that it intends to exercise the force majeure clause due to...Read more »

DDG supply shortage already impacting livestock rations and price

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

The reduction in gasoline usage across North America has put a death grip on ethanol producers. Plants have been scaling back production to try and...Read more »

Alberta training provincial meat inspectors to step in at federal processing plants, if needed

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 2, 2020

The packing industry is crucial to the entire food value chain in agriculture and, with that, comes the importance of government inspectors. The...Read more »

Huge shifts in milk demand has farmers dumping milk

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 1, 2020

Dairy Farmers of Ontario has advised farmers that milk dumping, in rotation, will occur beginning this week, as the industry adjusts to the new...Read more »

Olymel pork plant closure update: Industry working to keep pork moving

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 31, 2020

Olymel’s decision to shutter a Quebec pork processing plant for a full two weeks after nine staff tested positive for COVID-19 means that the pork...Read more »

Alberta rolls out revamped ag research funding and delivery model

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 30, 2020

Devin Dreeshen, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, has announced the creation of Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), a...Read more »

CCA pushes for national cost-shared cattle price insurance program

By: Shaun Haney

March 29, 2020

It’s been an eventful start for the new president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), as Bob Lowe, a rancher from southern Alberta,...Read more »

Olymel pork plant shut down due to COVID-19

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 29, 2020

Olymel has temporarily closed one of its pork processing plants in Quebec after multiple employees at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. The...Read more »

Harmony Beef halts processing due to COVID-19

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 27, 2020

The Harmony Beef slaughter plant at Balzac, Alta. halted processing on Friday after an employee who works at the facility tested positive for...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Volatility, optimism, and the murky waters of what lies ahead for demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 27, 2020

Just two short weeks ago, no one was really sure what was ahead for the COVID-19 virus lockdown and social distancing — but now cities are ghost...Read more »

Now is the time to shore up the reliability of our food supply chains

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 26, 2020

Canada’s domestic food and agriculture supply chains have been put to the test and (the hoarding of toilet paper, flour, and meat notwithstanding)...Read more »

New executive and new logo for the Chicken Farmers of Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 25, 2020

The Chicken Farmers of Canada have announced its new executive following its recent annual general meeting, and has unveiled a new logo as well....Read more »

Meat processors mobilize to mitigate COVID-19 risks

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 25, 2020

Some of Canada’s largest meat processing companies are publicly announcing their COVID-19 response measures in an effort to offer reassurance and...Read more »