Baling hay has always been a very manual process with baler operators following the windrow and managing speed to optimize productivity. But with increasing innovation, baler operators now no longer have to spend their days twisting and turning in the tractor seat and riding the throttle to constantly manage bale making. At New Holland, innovation… Read More

How does an on-farm biodigester and 2,200 beef cattle merge to make a farm more profitable and sustainable? On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Profitable Practices, Carl Frook shares how Frook Farms and Mar Creek Renewables have come together to help him manage manure, his cattle, his crops, and boost the bottom line for the family… Read More

There’s a growing problem in rural and remote areas of Ontario. A lack of large animal veterinarians is looming for the region, and the problem will only get worse without strategies to address the impending issue. Already, farmers and ranchers have identified that large distances and too few vets makes proper veterinary care expensive. Now,… Read More

How do you convert a snow removal machine into an efficient silage compactor? At Agritechnica, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney spotted Maisraupe’s Leitwolf Agripower silage distributor and compactor and couldn’t resist asking that question. In this report, Maisraupe’s managing director Georg Schuler shares how the converted snow machine, powered by a 530-horsepower Mercedes engine, creates the required… Read More

Southwestern Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most productive farmland. In recent years, land values have climbed to dizzying heights with competition for top acres driving sales for some farms into the $40,000-per-acre range. But some of the air was let out of the value balloon in 2023, says Ryan Parker from London, Ont.-… Read More

The Senate’s amendments to Bill C-234 in December could result in farmers paying $910 million more in carbon tax, according to updated analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO). After several weeks of contentious debate, a narrow majority of Senators voted to limit the proposed carbon tax exemption for natural gas and propane used on… Read More

Western Canadian farmers and ranchers have endured several years of drought over the last five seasons. While AgriRecovery and other national drought programming has been triggered in all the Prairie Provinces, there are other provincial insurance products available. Both Saskatchewan and Alberta have modified moisture deficiency insurance products in the last two years, with Alberta… Read More

After 40 years in the cattle business, a Canadian veterinarian, entreprenuer, and cattle feeder legend got the tip of the hat and was inducted in to the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame last week during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association cattle convention. Kee Jim, from Okotoks, Alta., founder of Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd. and… Read More

Members of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers are still waiting for the co-op’s financials as it approaches the end of another fiscal year-end, even though a forensic audit has been completed. The Wool Growers held its annual general meeting in October 2023, where only a verbal account of financial disclosures was given. At the time,… Read More

CLAAS is celebrating 50 years of Jaguar self-propelled forage harvesters. The company launched its first Jaguar in 1973 and have produced 45,000 machines over the last half century. Last November at Agritechnica, CLAAS showed off a new special edition of its Jaguar 990 Terra Trac with an exclusive anniversary colour scheme. In this report, CLAAS… Read More

John Deere is set to roll out its 26 P-Tier telescopic compact wheel loader for 2024. The new unit was on display at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s cattle convention, last week in Florida. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney spoke with go-to-market manager at John Deere Agriculture & Turf, Luke Gribble, to get the specs on this… Read More

An Israel-based company that’s looking to revolutionize the dairy market says it’s the first producer of animal-identical protein to receive a “no objection letter” from Health Canada. Remilk produces BLG (Beta-lactoglobulin) — the main whey protein in milk — without any cows, through a fermentation process that involves genetically-modified microbes. The company says it can… Read More

After decades of trending smaller, rebuilding North America’s cow herd will not begin until 2025 at the earliest, according to a new report from Rabobank’s senior animal protein analyst. One of the challenges that needs to be overcome to rebuild a resilient supply chain is the boom-bust nature of each segment, from the cow-calf producer… Read More

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