Category: Cattle

The race is on for trade agreements: Masswohl

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 14, 2018

Stock image. (Photo courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.)

There a great number of trade files open in Canada, with officials focused on Japan and Asia Pacific with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement...Read more »

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Last quarantine lifted in Alberta bovine TB investigation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 13, 2018

Stock image. (Courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada this week announced a release of all quarantines related to the bovine...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Tight supply, strong basis inspire northward migration of feeder cattle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 10, 2018

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

Though you may not be able to tell from the last week of quiet trading, it’s been a busy month for the cattle markets. On January 31, the United...Read more »

Cattlefax predicts strong supply and demand in 2018 as concern over drought rises

By: Shaun Haney

February 5, 2018

One of the highlights of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) meeting every year are the Cattlefax market outlook presentations....Read more »

Over $6M announced to fund livestock and forage research in Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 24, 2018

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart today announced a $6.3...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Holding on to a strong basis

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 19, 2018

(file photo)

The Bank of Canada raised the overnight rate target to 1.25 percent this week, with a cautionary note that touched on the uncertainty around the...Read more »

U.S. cattle producers fighting against having livestock operations treated as hazardous waste sites

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 19, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

“This is most certainly not a toxic Superfund site.” As part of a National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) campaign video, the...Read more »

Activists pushing to tax meat like cigarettes

By: Shaun Haney

January 6, 2018

According to the dictionary, a sin tax is “a tax on items considered undesirable or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco.” There is mounting...Read more »

Beef Market Update: A strong start to 2018

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 5, 2018

Cattle markets are kicking off 2018 like it’s 2017, with strong prices and a strong basis in Western Canada, in spite of a higher Canadian dollar....Read more »

Americans to enjoy a record amount of meat in 2018

By: Shaun Haney

January 4, 2018

With all of the hype around synthetic meat and plant based burgers, it appears consumers still have a taste and desire for regular old meat. In the...Read more »

Beef School, Ep. 7: Tips for high quality silage, straight from the farmer’s mouth

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 18, 2017

(Jess Johnson, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

From planting to feeding, there is a lot to consider when it comes to growing, and keeping a high quality silage. “I think over the years we’ve...Read more »

Research shows water usage in beef production declined 17 percent over 30 years

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 15, 2017

Cattle crowd around a dugout in Alberta. | Photo by Debra Murphy

A new study published by researchers from the University of Manitoba and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Lethbridge has found a 17...Read more »

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 »

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 »