One of the most important metrics in improving profitability and productivity (not to mention animal welfare, and arguably, environmental stewardship) is feed quality. In this episode of the Beef School, Leland Fuhr, DairySmart Nutrition and BeefSmart Consulting, provides tips on everything from sampling winter feed to analyzing the results. After all, as Fuhr says, “you… Read More

One of Canada’s largest rural internet service providers has announced it’s biggest acquisition to date. New Brunswick-based Xplornet Communications has entered an agreement to purchase Manitoba-based NetSet Communications. “We are delighted to welcome NetSet customers to Xplornet,” said Allison Lenehan, president and CEO of Xplornet, in an Oct. 23 statement. “We believe our customers share… Read More

AGCO has introduced a classification system for square balers and is inviting other baler manufacturers to use the standards. Similar to the classification system for combines based on their capacity, the eight baler classes are defined by plunger weight, which, according to the company, is the most measurable factor impacting density. “Bale density is a… Read More