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

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 Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming generation. What does it take to change the original venture of your business? Why is it important to keep an open mind, even if you think you have everything planned out? And how do you… Read More

Chinese-owned Canada Royal Milk (CRM), based at Kingston, Ont., says it has established long-term partnerships with Ontario Goat Dairy Cooperative (ODGC) and Producteurs de lait de chèvre du Québec (PLCQ) who represent over 120 goat dairy farms between them. When the baby formula plant was first announced in 2017 by Feihe International, the plant was originally being… Read More

The federal and Manitoba governments are expanding the list of expenses covered under the drought relief program that helps livestock producers purchase and haul feed for their animals. The Livestock Feed and Transportation Drought Assistance program was originally announced in August 2021, with funding to help producers purchase, transport, and test feed to maintain their… Read More

The Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI) will use $495,000 in federal funding to work with industry partners to develop a Canada-wide integrated genetic services system to help sheep and goat farmers improve productivity and increase supply. Working with the Canadian Sheep Breeders Association, Ontario Sheep Farmers, the Canadian Goat Society, Canadian Livestock Records Corporation, Centre… Read More

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced an update on its Penitentiary Farm Program, which runs at Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions at Kingston, Ontario. Offenders involved in the program have had the opportunity to learn technical, transferable and soft skills through their involvement in on-the-job and vocational training associated with the farming operations. Since 2019,… Read More

There’s no way to get around putting up feed for wintering livestock, but there are several ways to minimize the amount of hay fed, the cost of feed delivery, and the cost of hauling away and spreading manure. Steve Kenyon of Greener Pastures Ranching at Busby, Alta., says that planning for winter grazing and feeding… Read More

When livestock producers and ranchers think about year-round grazing, most think about winter feeding strategies — bale grazing, swath grazing and more. But Steve Kenyon, custom grazer at Busby, Alta., says winter grazing is more about how you manage pastures in the growing season. Kenyon, who runs Greener Pastures custom grazing on over 3,500 acres,… Read More

Following a meeting with Producteurs de lait de chèvre du Québec (Quebec goat milk producers), Agropur Cooperative has announced it will move forward with its plan to close a Quebec goat milk plant in March, 2020. Talks with producers who supplied the plant began about a year ago. Agropur says it worked on alternatives to… Read More

We are less than six months away from new federal livestock transportation regulations coming into force, and significant clarification is still needed surrounding the implementation of the rules. The existing rules for livestock transport within Canada have been overhauled from all sides, including: the angle of loading ramps, hours allowed in transit, restrictions on movement… Read More

 

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