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Category: Livestock

McDonald’s says it remains committed to Canadian ranchers while piloting plant-based options

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 17, 2020

For a company that proclaims its loyalty to Canadian ranchers on the back and sides of its transport trucks, navigating a foray into the plant-based...Read more »

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Canada’s BSE risk status application delayed, but moving forward

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2020

Canada’s current bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) status, as defined by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) is “controlled...Read more »

Coronavirus complicating excitement over Phase One China-U.S. trade deal

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 12, 2020

The China-U.S. mega trade deal promising big things for ag product sales has seen some of its momentum lost to the coronavirus outbreak. “It makes...Read more »

China’s promised Ractopamine risk assessment could signal a move to science-based beef trade

By: Shaun Haney

February 8, 2020

News of the U.S./China trade deal has largely focused on China agreeing to purchase $80 billion in U.S. agricultural goods over the next two years,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Bearish corn, international market demand, and weather unknowns

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 8, 2020

In a stroke of good luck, both Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock Exchange and Shaun Haney, host of RealAg Radio, were in San Antonio, TX this week to...Read more »

Feed costs look to be contained for cattle feeders heading in to 2020

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 7, 2020

Feed costs are one of the variables that cattle feeders have to keep a close eye on, no matter the year. Early indications for this year, at least,...Read more »

U.S. ag secretary believes Canada will live up to its dairy commitments in USMCA

By: Shaun Haney

February 6, 2020

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue held a press conference at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention this...Read more »

Country of origin labelling still top of mind at NCBA

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 6, 2020

Beef industry leaders from Canada, United States, and Mexico are meeting in San Antonio, Texas this week at the National Cattlemen’s Beef...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 48: Avoiding marketing plan pitfalls

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 4, 2020

What carries greater downside risk: having to sell in a down market to generate cash flow, or pre-selling a crop in increments? The short answer is...Read more »

$8.1 million in research projects announced for Saskatchewan livestock and forage

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 1, 2020

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit, along with federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, have announced $8.1 million...Read more »

Work with, not against, the plant protein trend

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 31, 2020

If 2019 was the year of plant-based protein, perhaps 2020 can be the year of celebrating choice. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, with Dalhousie University,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Steady on, as prices mirror early 2019

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 24, 2020

In a world market where volatility is the name of the game, “steady” is probably more positive than negative. And that’s about where we are for...Read more »

Carbon, canola, and pork: Manitoba’s current plan to tackle key ag issues

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 23, 2020

Manitoba Ag Days may mark a beginning to the agriculture year ahead, but the hangover of 2019 is still firmly in place for the province’s farmers....Read more »

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 »

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 »