After serving seven years as the chief executive offices with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Ryder Lee is set to return to the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) as general manager, as of September 1, 2022. Lee held the post from November 2005 to 2015. CCA executive vice president Dennis Laycraft, says, “Ryder brings an exceptional range… Read More

Milk Moovement, a cloud-based dairy supply chain software company, has received $20 million USD in support of their platform. The Series A round closing was led by VMG Catalyst — the venture capital firm that invests in technology powering the next generation of retail and consumer business —will help accelerate product development and adoption of… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering and College of Agriculture and Bioresources, in partnership with the Livestock Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), are working on establishing a “living lab” to bring together producers, established tech companies, and ag-tech start-ups to create an environment and a platform to reduce current barriers to adoption of smart farming… Read More

Through the pandemic numerous food perspectives were subject to a shift, with more people cooking at home and grocery scarcity showing up for the first time for many. Just ahead of the pandemic, Beyond Meat, a plant-based protein company, went public to much fanfare. The Canadian Meat Council has, of course, been watching the plant-based… Read More

Ranchers who employ multi-paddock grazing for cattle do so for many reasons, but a new study from the University of Alberta suggests the practice doesn’t significantly improve plant diversity on the land. A research team led by Jessica Grenke, PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, compared adaptive multi-paddock grazing, called AMP, with other… Read More

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS), have announced that a vaccine candidate for African Swine Fever (ASF) has passed an important safety test required for regulatory approval, moving the vaccine one step closer to commercial availability. African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, whose… Read More

Chinese-owned Canada Royal Milk (CRM), based at Kingston, Ont., says it has established long-term partnerships with Ontario Goat Dairy Cooperative (ODGC) and Producteurs de lait de chèvre du Québec (PLCQ) who represent over 120 goat dairy farms between them. When the baby formula plant was first announced in 2017 by Feihe International, the plant was originally being… Read More

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has been long-served by Bob Lowe as president, but upon his retirement from the role, Reg Schellenberg has stepped in. Heading in to the change in leadership, the cattle industry is healthy but with certain challenges ahead, including escalating input prices, severe drought, and a shrinking cow herd. Succession and… Read More

 

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