In a surprising move, U.S. company Merck Animal Health has suspended sales of the beta-agonist Zilmax, a cattle growth promotant, according to a Reuters report. The decision comes on the heels of Tyson Foods Inc. announcing last week that the company would no longer accept slaughter cattle that had been fed the feed additive. JBS… Read More

Michelle Rempel, minister of state for Western Economic Diversification and MP for Calgary Centre, was on hand at Carman, Man., today to announce federal support for the purchase of specialized agricultural equipment to seed and harvest soybean and corn research test plots. Western Economic Development Canada’s (WD) investment of $242,000, through the Western Diversification Program,… Read More

Canada Beef Inc (@CanadianBeef) and the Canadian Country Music Association (@CCMAofficial) announced in a “Tweet Release” tonight that they have partnered in  search of Canada’s Biggest Country Music Fan. “Canadian agriculture and country music go hand in hand,” says Heather Travis, Director, Public Relations & Marketing Communications, Canada Beef Inc., “so this is a great opportunity to partner… Read More

Versatile unveiled the ML series air drills in 2012. These drills features technology that incorporates: “Accurate seed placement with Level, Independent openers for uncompromised Vertical Emergence of crops,” or, “ALIVE” technology. The drills focus on providing an accurate and consistent seed placement based on the angle of the parallel linkage on the gauge wheels compared… Read More

On the first anniversary of the launch of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), and following the retirement of Rick Istead from the position, the AWC is pleased to welcome Doug Cornell as the new General Manager. Having developed and honed his skills in both start-up and corporate environments, Cornell is an entrepreneurial manager with an… Read More