The federal government, along with the provincial governments of Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan, have announced a total commitment of $365 million for AgriRecovery programs to help livestock producers affected by drought and wildfires this past summer. The awaited AgriRecovery funding, application details and timelines were announced on Friday, Oct 20. The total federal commitment to… Read More

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced a new loan program to help cattle producers maintain or expand herds in the face of high cattle prices and tight feed supplies. The FCC Replacement Heifer Program is a loan with a maximum two-year period of interest-only and a maximum life of seven years. For this loan, variable… Read More

Details on anticipated AgriRecovery programs to assist drought-stricken livestock producers in Alberta and Saskatchewan could be coming soon — possibly in the next week, according to Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister. Federal officials signalled back in August that they had agreed to move ahead on offering AgriRecovery disaster relief programs together with the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments…. Read More

National cattle and meat industry organizations find themselves in a strange predicament, calling on the Canadian government to delay its approval for a trade deal. The Canadian Cattle Association, Canadian Meat Council, and National Cattle Feeders’ Association — normally in favour of new trade agreements — launched a campaign called “Say No to A Bad… Read More

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

 

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