There are two things you’re always going to have with livestock — deadstock and manure. Both byproducts, if you will,  present their own type of challenges. And then there are rules and regulations to contend with. Unlike some other byproducts of beef production, however, manure is a truly valuable resource if handled, stored and used… Read More

What’s your risk management plan for your cattle business? If you don’t have one or would like to step up your understanding of price risk, managing returns and use of contracts, this free workshop may be for you. Beginning next week, Linus7, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation’s Cattle Price Insurance Program (CPIP) and RealAgriculture.com’s cattle market… Read More

Seed Hawk, a Canadian-based no-till drill manufacturer, announced this week that the company plans a two-phase expansion to its manufacturing facility near Langbank, Saskatchewan, that will see a total of nearly 100,000 sq. ft. added to its capacity within the year. Seed Hawk partnered with Vaderstad Verken Ab in 2006 as a first move to… Read More

A joint venture by U.S.-based The Andersons Inc and the Lansing Trade Group will see the grain handling and ag-retail company Thompsons Ltd bought for an undisclosed sum. According to a press release, it will be business as usual for Thompsons Limited, headquartered in Blenheim, Ont., though Lansing plans to close one of its offices… Read More

In this episode of Thumbs up, Thumbs down, RealAgriculture.com’s fearless leaders Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith talk government retaliation measures, or rather the lack thereof, in the COOL fiasco, Lyndsey suggests a statute of limitations on blaming previous governments for today’s problems and Shaun professes his love of wrestling. Also in this audio-only version of… Read More

With growth like we’ve seen in the last five to 10 years, buying farm land is as close as you can get to a sure bet, right? While it’s true that money invested in land recently has returned far more than you’d make in more public investments, it doesn’t mean the investment is without risk…. Read More

While several Ontario tracks are running right now, horse racing in Ontario is still struggling and the future is fraught with uncertainties. Standardbred racing has been hit particularly hard, and political wrangling around casinos going in, then not, in southern Ontario has those in the industry wondering what the next few years look like for… Read More

 

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