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Category: Livestock

Beef Market Update: Cash markets chop and grind, international market moves, and CRSB news

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2020

Chop and grind in the markets isn’t really the kind of headline you want to hear for the beef markets, but maybe chop and grind means good things...Read more »

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The path to sustainability: A special CBIC presentation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2020

A key topic in the beef industry right now, in both production and marketing, is sustainability. Making sustainability all that more complex, is that...Read more »

Finalists announced for Ontario’s Finest Butcher contest

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2020

Twelve competitors squared off to determine who the finalists will be for this year’s Ontario’s Finest Butcher Competition. Held at Halenda’s...Read more »

Western College of Veterinary Medicine renews five-year interprovincial agreement

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 9, 2020

The governments of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have announced a renewed financial commitment to the University of Saskatchewan’s...Read more »

Saskatchewan extends rebate on livestock price insurance premiums

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 2, 2020

The rebate offered to Saskatchewan cattle producers enrolled in the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP) will now be available until the...Read more »

Landowner liability, metal theft, and biosecurity risks: Manitoba government seeking feedback for rural crime legislation

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 1, 2020

The Manitoba government is asking for input for possible legislation aimed at addressing several rural crime-related issues, including metal theft,...Read more »

Ontario moves on protecting livestock haulers from protesters

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 31, 2020

Later this week, it will be an offence under Ontario law to “stop, obstruct, hinder or otherwise interfere with a motor vehicle transporting farm...Read more »

Canadian Pork Council modifies AgriStability ask

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 26, 2020

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC), on behalf of pork producers, is asking the federal government to consider “targeted enhancements” to...Read more »

Farmers asked to report pig sightings

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2020

Good fences make good neighbours, but better fences stop hogs from becoming feral. Unfortunately, across Canada, feral hogs have become an increasing...Read more »

The Chinese pork industry’s slow recovery from ASF spells opportunity for Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 21, 2020

Back in February, the opportunity for pork and beef protein exports from North America to China was so promising. The potential vacuum of demand for...Read more »

When legislation allows for harrassment

By: Lyndsey Smith

August 20, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I say the recent decision by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) surprised me. I’m...Read more »

Maple Leaf plant suspends exports to China

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 19, 2020

The Maple Leaf Foods hog plant at Brandon, Man., has temporarily suspended pork exports to China on a voluntary basis. China has recently instituted...Read more »

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders for 2020 announced

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 18, 2020

The national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), has announced its 16 finalists for the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders...Read more »

Cattle industry slowly recuperating from beginning of pandemic

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 17, 2020

From working through the backlog of fat cattle, to the set aside program, and on to market demand, Bob Lowe, president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s...Read more »

New rules prompt revamp of livestock transport training course

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 17, 2020

The National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council has updated the Canadian Livestock Transport (CLT) program to reflect the latest changes to...Read more »