John Deere is giving hay producers more control of bale moisture and weights with the introduction of its 1 Series round baler. Equipped with Bale Doc technology to document bale moisture and weight in near real time, Deere says the 1 Series will help farmers ensure optimal moisture levels and consistent bale weights are maintained… Read More

Details and timelines have yet to be determined, but the federal and provincial governments in Alberta and Saskatchewan have agreed to move ahead on offering AgriRecovery disaster relief programs for livestock producers affected by drought in 2023. Both Prairie provinces submitted requests for AgriRecovery assessments in July. Any program under AgriRecovery is cost-shared on a… Read More

The first recipient of a new award created in memory of former Canadian Cattle Association president Reg Schellenberg was announced last week at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary, Alta. The Reg Schellenberg Next Generation Legacy Award was presented to veterinarian Dr. Carling Matejka of Ponoka, Alberta. The award was established with donations made… Read More

Dr. Kim Ominski is being honoured for her role in furthering the environmental and economic sustainability of forage-based beef cattle production systems in Canada. Ominski received the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference this week at Calgary, Alta. A researcher, professor, and acting department head at… Read More

A newly-tasselled corn field indicates that silage harvest is only 45 to 50 days away. As producers speed down the runway toward silage harvest takeoff, dairy strategic accounts manager for Pioneer Seeds Canada Ashley Knapton says now’s the time to look at key factors that will influence silage quality and how a well-managed silage crop… Read More

The Alberta and federal governments have decided to reopen the 2023 AgriStability program to help producers affected by drought and wildfires since the original April 30 enrolment deadline. Farmers and ranchers can now sign up for AgriStability through Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) until September 29. “Our government has listened to farmers and ranchers… Read More

Late last month,  the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), released their mid-year inventory report. In a couple of weeks, the Canadian numbers will come out as well, which will give us the opportunity to reflect and compare. Ahead of the CanFax report, Anne Wasko, of the Gateway Livestock Exchange shares in this Beef Market… Read More

It’s been over four years since the federal government changed the rules regarding accessing antibiotic and antimicrobial products for livestock use.  A key change to antimicrobial access was the move to requiring that any livestock producer seeking antibiotic products must have a vet-client-patient relationship (VCPR). It also meant that many common medications were removed from… Read More

 

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