Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) has elected Rob Lipsett as its new president, with Jack Chaffe serving as vice president. Lipsett replaces Joe Hill, who stepped down after completing the maximum three terms on the BFO board of directors. The new executive was voted in at the 58th annual general meeting held last week in… Read More

The spread of African swine fever (ASF) heightened starting in 2007, with the start of its spread across several countries in central Asia, into China (2018), and Europe. It is highly contagious, spreads rapidly, and is of grave concern to pork producers worldwide. To date, ASF has not been found in Canada. “If we sit… Read More

A new transmission will help Massey Ferguson mid-range 5700 Global Series tractors be more efficient workhorses for livestock and and hay operations, says AGCO, the tractor’s manufacturer. Two new models, the MF5710D (100 HP) and MF5711D (110 HP), will feature the convenience of the Dyna-4 transmission, making the tractors a strong fit for loader work,… Read More

While the full implementation of the rules will happen over the next 24 months, Canada’s new livestock transport rules came into effect February 20, 2020. Anyone who transports livestock — including producers — need to make sure they are familiar with notable changes to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Health of Animals Regulations (Part… Read More

Provincially inspected abattoirs have until the end of April to apply for part of a $2 million Ontario fund aimed at improving food safety, animal welfare, and biosecurity measures at their operations. Available through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), eligible projects may include: capital upgrades for enhanced food safety, improvements in the safe handling and… Read More

For a company that proclaims its loyalty to Canadian ranchers on the back and sides of its transport trucks, navigating a foray into the plant-based market is going to be somewhat tricky. McDonald’s marketing director Jean-Guillaume Bertola fully understands that the company has to strike a balance between adapting menus based on changing consumer preferences,… Read More