Category: Cattle

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef launches framework

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 7, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) today launched its Certified Sustainable Beef Framework (and a new website) at the group’s...Read more »

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China agrees to pilot project for chilled Canadian beef and pork

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 5, 2017

China agreed to expand access for Canadian beef and pork during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to Beijing this week. After agreeing...Read more »

Free tools help cow-calf producers calculate cost of production

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 4, 2017

Photo by Debra Murphy

Without a little office time, it’s almost impossible to know which enterprises are profitable, and which aren’t. As a result of collaboration...Read more »

A&W donates $5M to the U of S Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 1, 2017

University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence. (Photo via U of S)

The University of Saskatchewan announced a $5-million donation on Friday from A&W to support the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence...Read more »

Agribition showcases the quality of Canadian livestock genetics to the world

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 26, 2017

Photo: supplied.

A major highlight for the Canadian cattle industry every November is Canadian Western Agribition. Between the rodeo, cattle sales, tradeshows,...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Can demand keep firing on all cylinders?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 24, 2017

(file photo)

Cattle markets have dropped off their highs from a few weeks ago, but they’re still well ahead of where they were last year at this time. The...Read more »

Toxins in the feed — Identifying and managing mycotoxins

By: Debra Murphy

November 23, 2017

Beyond cereal crops, ergot can also be found in forage grasses like orchard grass, brome grass, bluegrass and others.

We often focus our efforts on what to add to a total mixed ration in order to offer our animals the highest plane of nutrition necessary for their...Read more »

Saskatchewan to match wildfire relief donations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 17, 2017

Smoke-filled sky viewed from near Lemsford, SK (courtesy Jim Hale)

The Saskatchewan government has announced it will match cash donations to help farmers and ranchers impacted by grassfires in the southwest part of...Read more »

Monetizing the adjectives in beef production

By: Debra Murphy

November 15, 2017

Differentiating products through marketing has long been a goal of commodity groups. The Alberta Beef Producers have (according to their website)...Read more »

Ottawa drops proposal to eliminate deferred cash purchase tickets

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 6, 2017

The federal government has decided to not make any changes to how it treats deferred cash purchase tickets for grain after proposing in the 2017...Read more »

Bovine tuberculosis testing expands to trace-in herds; additional tax relief announced

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 6, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) provided an update on the bovine tuberculosis investigation on Friday,...Read more »

Livestock disease winging its way north as climate warms

By: Owen Roberts

October 30, 2017

White-tail deer. Photo by Sam Allen.

Flying, biting midges (Culicoides spp.) — sometimes called no-see-ums — are a scourge to wildlife. Hunters recognize their effects on deer in...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Setting up a sellers’ market

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 27, 2017

Live cattle futures have found reasons to rally since early September, even in the face of large placements in a bearish cattle on feed report last...Read more »

Saskatchewan Stock Growers launch wildfire relief collection

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 23, 2017

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is collecting donations of cash, hay, feed, trucking and “whatever people can offer” to help ranchers...Read more »

Ritz receives 2017 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 17, 2017

Gerry Ritz (centre) received the 2017 BIISA from CCA EVP Dennis Laycraft (centre right). On hand were (L-R) former Conservative Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies, Canada Beef Chair Doug Sawyer, CCA Past Presidents who worked with Ritz as Canada’s Agriculture Minister, Hugh Lynch-Staunton, Dave Solverson and Travis Toews.
Photo credit: Gina Teel, CCA

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has recognized former Member of Parliament and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz with the 2017 Beef...Read more »

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