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Category: Livestock

Alberta Health reports COVID-19 trend linked to feedlot operations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 2, 2020

Alberta’s provincial health authority is bringing attention to an increasing trend of COVID-19 cases linked with feedlot operations in southern...Read more »

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Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers annual meeting to be held virtually this week

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2020

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is hosting its virtual conference on December 4, starting with their annual meeting and featuring guest...Read more »

Federal government announces long-promised trade compensation for egg and poultry sectors, with new details for dairy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 28, 2020

The federal government has announced long-promised compensation for the supply-managed poultry and egg sectors, as well as new details and an updated...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Canadian slaughter numbers only 2 per cent lower than 2019, year-to-date

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 28, 2020

It’s U.S. Thanksgiving week, and it felt like a bit of an odd week with the markets being closed on Thursday and partially open on Friday. However,...Read more »

Ontario opens CAP funding intake focused on livestock and food processing projects

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2020

Ontario meat processors and farmers have the opportunity to apply for funding under two new program intakes of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership....Read more »

Food security, protein processing, and boutique markets — a LIVE! with Jared Carlberg

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 23, 2020

How has the protein supply chain changed in the last while, and how has COVID-19 changed things from March until now? What economic principles drive...Read more »

Winter grazing strategies to limit yardage while fertilizing land

By: Lyndsey Smith

November 23, 2020

There’s no way to get around putting up feed for wintering livestock, but there are several ways to minimize the amount of hay fed, the cost of...Read more »

UK transitional trade deal a “stop gap,” but not enough, say agriculture groups

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 23, 2020

The Canada-United Kingdom transitional trade deal announced in a virtual press conference on Saturday by Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau and Boris...Read more »

Set-aside numbers and carcass weights climbing as packers aim to prevent second wave shutdowns

By: Shaun Haney

November 22, 2020

The year of 2020 will be remembered for many years by the cattle industry in Canada. Following the COVID-19 plant shutdowns in spring, the industry...Read more »

Year-round grazing is about summer management, not winter feeding

By: Lyndsey Smith

November 19, 2020

When livestock producers and ranchers think about year-round grazing, most think about winter feeding strategies — bale grazing, swath grazing and...Read more »

100 per cent Canadian cream…liquor (!) gets the Blue Cow logo

By: Lara de Moissac

November 19, 2020

As the holiday season approaches, you may be stocking up on libations, goodies, groceries, and more. Well, this year, if you live in Ontario, the...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Key exports down, cows moving south, and working through the backlog of cattle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 14, 2020

September beef export trade data is in, and, following a good July and August, the numbers are a bit disappointing. “We’ve been talking about...Read more »

Annual crops for grazing no longer just for emergencies

By: Lyndsey Smith

November 13, 2020

If hay has seemed in shorter supply over the last few years, it’s because it has been. In a recent webinar series exploring grazing cover crops and...Read more »

Farm Health Guardian, Synthesis Agri-Food Network form partnership

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 13, 2020

Farm Health Guardian has announced a strategic partnership with Synthesis Agri-Food Network. The announcement comes on the heels of the company...Read more »

Can we eat our way out of climate change?

By: Bernard Tobin

November 13, 2020

Can we eat our way out of climate change? If we all became vegans could we eliminate livestock and put a big dent in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?...Read more »