When establishing alfalfa there’s a key decision to make: should the forage be under-seeded to an annual crop? Sometimes called a companion or nurse crop, experts say that instead, the annual crop acts more like competition than a companion. Ashley Knapton, dairy strategic account manager with Corteva, says that a nurse crop draws on similar… Read More

Cody Easterday of Mesa, Washington, recently pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding a Tyson Foods, Inc. company out of approximately US$244 million. Easterday charged the company for the costs of buying and feeding as many as 200,000 cattle that didn’t exist — a ghost-herd. Greg Henderson, editor at Drovers, says that there are other… Read More

Canadians generally like their steaks less well done than Americans, according to new survey results released by Abacus Data. With grilling season around the corner, the polling firm Abacus Data, which is known for its political research, asked 1,500 Canadians how they like their steak in a survey conducted in late March. The majority of… Read More

A two-year pilot project that will demonstrate grasslands’ carbon-storing power was announced last week by the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. The project is a follow-up to a previous one, run through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agriculture Greenhouse Gases program. “We developed the first carbon offsets protocol applicable to Canadian grasslands,” says Cedric MacLeod, executive… Read More

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will continue its species at risk stewardship activities with a $1.27 million contribution from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCA). The Species At Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative will be delivered in partnership with MULTISAR, Cows and Fish, Alberta Beef Producers, and the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. The additional… Read More

Almost a year in the making, and nearly two years from the time an application could have been submitted, Canada’s status as a negligible-risk country for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is one step closer. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced this week that the Scientific Commission of the World Organization for Animal… Read More

A Conservative private member’s bill that aims to address the risks from biosecurity breaches and trespassing on farms was approved at the second reading stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Brought forward by Foothills MP John Barlow, Bill C-205 would amend the Health of Animals Act to “make it an offence to enter,… Read More

 

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