Responsible, appropriate use of antimicrobial products is a cornerstone of managing resistance to these products in both humans and livestock. For many outside the livestock industry, a lack of understanding about the use of these products, their administration and withdrawal times has created misconceptions and undue concern over the risk of antimicrobial resistance in beef… Read More

RealAgriculture.com Expands Team, Hires Saskatchewan Field Editor Picture Butte, Alta. — April 19, 2013 — Incredible traffic momentum, new features to the site and a significant distribution agreement with an online classified site has prompted RealAgriculture.com to once again expand its employee base. Shaun Haney and his team are pleased to announce that Debra Murphy,… Read More

The Barley Council of Canada (BCC) was formally incorporated today, according to a press release. The first of its kind in Canada, the council will speak on behalf of barley industry members and farmers. “This is the first time in history the entire value chain has been brought together from coast to coast on a… Read More

Parrish & Heimbecker Limited today announced the acquisition of a crop-input facility at Langbank, Saskatchewan, expanding services to farmers through its network of grain-handling and crop-input facilities. P&H at Langbank offers a full-service granular fertilizer operation with custom blending services, liquid fertilizers, canola and pedigreed bulk seed, as well as a full line of crop-protection… Read More

China’s decision to open another of its crushers to Canadian canola seed improves market access, according to the Canola Council of Canada. The authorization of three new crushers in the last few months means China now has the capacity to import an additional 1 million tonnes of canola seed from Canada, Canola Council of Canada… Read More

Developing a full understanding of antimicrobial resistance is imperative to managing its occurrence. Canada’s beef industry has been studying the incidence of antimicrobial resistance in cattle for some time, but there is more work to be done. Building off this introduction on antimicrobial resistance by Dr. Reynold Bergen, this episode of the Beef Research School… Read More