An important step forward was taken May 27 for the Canadian beef industry, as the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recognized Canada as negligible risk for Bovine Spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). “The recommendation by the OIE’s Scientific Commission to grant Canada negligible risk status for BSE is a historic closing of the BSE era for… Read More

The United States has requested and established a dispute settlement panel to review measures regarding Canada’s administration of its dairy tariff rate quota (TRQs) policies, under the new trade agreement USMCA/CUSMA. The U.S. is challenging Canada’s allocation of dairy TRQs — specifically the set-aside of a percentage of each dairy TRQ exclusively for Canadian processors…. Read More

Integrated pasture management can include practices such as grazing rotations, herbicide applications, fertility analysis, mechanical brush management, and regular pasture health assessments. Corteva Agriscience wants to use a systemic approach to highlight the soil health aspects of integrated pasture management. Isabelle Thibout, product manager for specialties at Corteva Agriscience, says that soil type, soil fertility,… Read More

A while back, RealAg’s Shaun Haney was joined by Mike Nailor, interim CEO of Chicken Farmers of Ontario, for a RealAg LIVE! Haney had a hard-hitting question for Nailor: what’s the best chicken wing flavour? “Hands down, hot butter from a place in Guelph called Fat Duck,” said Nailor. For years he had been trying… Read More

The Ontario Forage Council, Ontario Hay Listings, Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op, and the Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative have worked together to provide one online hub for forage, pasture, and biomass crop production for Ontario. The Ontario Forage Network at ONForageNetwork.ca will host information on seeding, growing, harvesting, storing, and marketing these crops. The network… Read More

New technology, transmission options, and a 125-horsepower tractor help redefine John Deere’s 5M Series utility tractors for the model year 2022. On the technology side, Deere says integrated AutoTrac guidance will lower ownership costs and help reduce inputs such as fuel, seed, and fertilizer by minimizing overlap in straight line applications such as mowing, tillage, and spraying…. Read More

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

If you run in rodeo circles, you’ve likely heard of the Kesler rodeo stock bloodlines. The stock has been sold, but the bloodlines aren’t going anywhere. Rowland Farms of Taber, Alta., has purchased 375 saddle broncs and bareback horses, as well as around 75 bucking bulls. Rowland Farms, a large organic producer, has a diversified… Read More

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