Category: Cattle

NCBA Tells Tomi Lahren’s Her MCOOL Rants are Fake News

Sometimes when you respond to someone attacking you verbally you need to communicate in a way that will resonate with the people you are trying to influence.  Due to the creation of the term “fake news” by Donald Trump, this term has become mainstream but it resonates with people.  Trump followers have rallied around it…. Read more »

Health Canada Approves Irradiated Fresh and Frozen Ground Beef

Recognizing irradiation as a safe and effective treatment to reduce bacteria in ground beef, Health Canada has published new regulations allowing the sale of irradiated fresh and frozen raw ground beef. The final regulations were published in Canada Gazette, Part II on February 22, and take effect immediately. Irradiation involves exposing food to low levels… Read more »

TechTour: If You Can’t Buy it, Build it — SSG Fusion Feedlot Software

In the feedlot business, as elsewhere, necessity is the mother of innovation. So when Stronks Feedlot at Picture Butte, Alta., couldn’t find software to fit its operation, they invented it. On this season of the TechTour, together with Dow AgroSciences, we’re shining the spotlight on on-farm innovations and inventions that improve efficiency and productivity. Hampered by the… Read more »

Beef Market Update: China, the Beef Export Holy Grail

It’s time for another episode of the Beef Market Update! Shaun Haney and Anne Wasko are fresh off their trip to Nashville and they have much to discuss. Canada has agreed that they will attend the the March “post-TPP” meeting in Chile with most of the other countries minus the United States. Also invited is… Read more »

SSG Fusion Puts You In Control Of Your Own Feedyard Data

Managing a feedyard used to be fairly simple. You bought the cattle, you processed the cattle, the cattle were fed, and then sold. And that process repeated itself. In 2017, this kind of lack of attention to detail is a money-losing guarantee. Collecting data and understanding what is happening in your feedyard is essential to… Read more »

Guarded Optimism in CattleFax Report at the NCBA Convention — Kevin Good

One of the highlights of every NCBA Trade Show and Convention is the release of the Cattlefax report. Cattlemen and women from across North America gather on the Thursday morning to hear the full-hour presentation by the Cattlefax team. Shaun was able to catch up with market analyst Kevin Good on the trade show floor… Read more »

Leal Announces Funds for Upgrade at Cargill Beef Plant

Ontario Ag Minister Jeff Leal was in Guelph on Wednesday to announce provincial funding for upgrades at Cargill’s beef processing plant. The province is contributing $582,000 toward a $3.5 million upgrade that will enable Cargill to produce a protein-rich animal feed ingredient using raw by-product. “By investing in technology that will support local production, we… Read more »

NCBA’s Colin Woodall on Potential Beef Trade Unrest Under New Administration

As officials left the recent trilateral meeting between Canada, United States, and Mexico, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney was able to talk about the outcome of the meeting with Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) vice president of government relations. When Shaun talked to John Masswohl, with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, it was clear that the… Read more »

A Big Week For Canadian Delegation at the NCBA Convention in Nashville

This week at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) conference over 200 Canadians will descend on Music City to take in Cattleman’s College, network, and possibly attend committee meetings to influence the direction of the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican beef trading relationship. On RFD-TV’s Market Day Report, Shaun Haney discussed the special importance of this years… Read more »

John Masswohl Discusses NCBA Trilateral Meeting on NAFTA

It is no secret that this is a big week at NCBA in Nashville for the Canadian, U.S., and Mexican beef industry. Trade is on tap in every meeting or side conversation throughout the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center. Wednesday morning, February 1, officials and invited guests from all three countries gathered for the annual NCBA trilateral… Read more »

Manitoba Farm Building Code Changes To Make it Easier to Build New Barns

Manitoba’s new government is planning to remove what it calls “impractical and costly” regulations to make it easier to build barns and farm buildings and bring the province’s farm building code in line with rules in other Western Canadian provinces. Speaking at Keystone Ag Producers’ annual meeting in Winnipeg last week, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced… Read more »

Beef Market Update: 2017 Starting off on Firm Footing

We’re kicking off the Beef Market Update with likely the most positive-sounding Anne Wasko we’ve heard since last spring (it’s not her fault, dem cattle markets, you guys). Kelvin Heppner steps in for Shaun Haney in this latest look at beef and cattle prices across Canada and into the U.S., and Wasko can’t help but… Read more »

Community Pastures Could Play Key Role in Cow Herd Expansion

For beginning ranchers or those looking to possibly expand their herd, community pastures can play a vital role in providing access to reasonably-priced and accessible grazing land. As Terence Caumartin, with the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures, explains to Shaun Haney in this interview recorded at Agribition, the 17 pastures managed by the association could… Read more »

Text Message: Your Cow Is About to Calve

Add letting you know that your cow is about to give birth to the list of things your cell phone can do. A calving sensor that communicates via mobile network from Ireland-based MooCall recently debuted on the Canadian market. “It’s a calving sensor that will text you a half hour to one hour before the cow… Read more »

No Compressor or Hoses for Cordless Fence Stapler

Marketed as “the world’s first cordless fencing stapler,” the STOCKade ST400i won first place in the innovation contest at Agri-Trade in Red Deer, Alta., this fall. The cordless stapler has more power than a pneumatic fencing stapler and does not require a compressor and hoses, notes Axle Boris of Langley, BC-based FenceFast Ltd., in this video recorded at Agribition… Read more »