The Dairy Direct Payment Program is set to begin sending out a total of $469 million to dairy producers across Canada. The program is a $1.75 billion compensation package for dairy producers for market access concessions made under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific… Read More

In this week’s Beef Market Update, Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange breaks down the beef markets, including what’s going on in the U.S., whether or not their tides have permanently turned for choice cut-outs and choice select prices, and how western Canadian numbers are faring in comparison. The U.S. didn’t take a lot… Read More

Software company Milk Moovement has received $1.5 million in additional funding through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Milk Moovement previously accessed SDTC’s Seed Fund for early-stage entrepreneurs to support the development of its cloud-based software to improve the efficiency of the dairy supply chain through features like transport monitoring, production tracking, quality monitoring, and route optimization, thereby reducing… Read More

Elanco continues to restructure its business following its acquisition by Bayer Animal Health in 2019 for US$7.6 billion. The latest announcement details eliminating about 380 positions, including approximately 20 per cent of Elanco’s senior management. The company employs over 10,000 people world-wide. The company says it plans to realize “significant financial gains” through several major… Read More

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) is calling on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to expand drought assistance measures that will further safeguard producers into the next growing season. “When producers invest in water infrastructure, their operations become more resilient because they can adapt more efficiently to dry conditions,” says Kelcy… Read More

Updated to include comments from B.C.’s minister of agriculture. The Fraser Valley of B.C. accounts for over 75 per cent of dairy production in the province, and the area has been hard hit by the “atmospheric river” earlier this week. There are several hundred dairy farms in and around the flooded Sumas Prairie area outside… Read More

Methane production naturally occurs in the stomachs of ruminant animals, such as beef cattle. Microbes work together to carry out the digestion of plant cell walls, and one of the end products of the process is methane (which often gets “burped” out, not “farted.”) Dr. Tim McAllister, research scientist in ruminant nutrition and microbiology at… Read More

 

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