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Category: Livestock

Canfax Researches the Possibility of A Mobile App

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 18, 2012

If you work on a ranch or feedyard, you know that you are constantly on the move.  Whether its checking pens or pulling calves, the days can be...Read more »

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Is This The End of the Independent Hog Producer in Western Canada?

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 14, 2012

Hog production in Western Canada had a rough go this week. First, Big Sky Farms entered receivership — for the second time in less than four years...Read more »

Efficient, Frost-Free Waterers from Miraco

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2012

Efficiency is the name of the game for all manner of producers, especially in this new, volatile production environment. Farmers are looking at all...Read more »

Fine-tuning Cow Management with Delaval’s Herd Navigator

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2012

Healthy cows are the goal of any successful dairy. Also on the list is high production, maximum feed efficiency and good conception rates, preferably...Read more »

Hay to Roll East 10 Years Later

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2012

Western Canadian farmers struggling to feed livestock in the very dry 2002 growing season were helped out by their eastern counterparts when an ad...Read more »

John Oliver on Changing the Way We Feed Cattle

By: Shaun Haney

September 14, 2012

The current livestock feeding environment is not sustainable, according to John Oliver. Casualties continue to mount in the hog industry as major...Read more »

Puratone Files for Creditor Protection

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 13, 2012

Niverville, Manitoba-based Puratone Corporation is the second major hog producer in as many weeks to hit the skids, Harry Siemens reports ....Read more »

Jaylor Makes a Mixer for Every Size Farm

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 12, 2012

It seems farming equipment gets bigger and bigger every year, but instead of only striving for bigger, Canada-based Jaylor developed its line of mini...Read more »

Lely Rolls Out Its Automated TMR Mixer

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 12, 2012

The name of the game for dairy at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is automation. Lely Canada has been showcasing its robotic milker set up at the...Read more »

Big Sky Farms Enters Receivership

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 12, 2012

Humboldt, Saskatchewan-based Big Sky Farms, one of the largest hog producers in Canada, entered into receivership this week, according to a story on...Read more »

Should US Ethanol Mandates Be Scrapped In the Face of Drought?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 6, 2012

There is pressure building in the halls of Washington to rescind the mandatory ethanol mandates.  With tightening supplies...Read more »

Robert Meijer on International Market Openings & Canada’s Beef Trade Relationships

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 5, 2012

As important as the domestic beef market is, the success of Canada’s beef industry depends on exports. That means a continued focus on growing...Read more »

The Pork Industry In Western Canada Is Disappearing Rapidly – Harry Siemens

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 4, 2012

Pork producers in Canada continue to take a beating as what looked like a period of profitable production was turned on its head by high corn prices....Read more »

Calf Price Considerations for Ranchers and Feeders

By: Brian Perillat, Canfax

August 30, 2012

As the US corn crop shrinks with the effects of the drought, it continues to lower Canadian calf and feeder price prospects. Although the rapid...Read more »

CCA President Martin Unrau on Community Pastures, the Canadian Cow Herd & COOL

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 30, 2012

This year’s International Livestock Congress gave producers a chance to gather together to talk about some of the industries big issues. The...Read more »