A new hardware system designed to simplify livestock water monitoring was among the recipients of innovation award winners at Ag in Motion, in Langham, Sask. FarmSimple is the creator of the product and set out to bring a year-round user friendly solution to the often time-consuming task of checking livestock water. The device monitors both… Read More

In any large-scale livestock operation, pen checkers have their hands full surveying herds daily looking for animals who are showing signs of illness, something that is now being streamlined by a monitor by Allflex Livestock Intelligence. The monitor, which can be a collar or a tag, tracks changes in the animal’s temperature, movement and also… Read More

After serving seven years as the chief executive offices with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Ryder Lee is set to return to the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) as general manager, as of September 1, 2022. Lee held the post from November 2005 to 2015. CCA executive vice president Dennis Laycraft, says, “Ryder brings an exceptional range… Read More

Milk Moovement, a cloud-based dairy supply chain software company, has received $20 million USD in support of their platform. The Series A round closing was led by VMG Catalyst — the venture capital firm that invests in technology powering the next generation of retail and consumer business —will help accelerate product development and adoption of… Read More

Cattlemen’s no more. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has officially changed both its name and its logo. As of July 7, the national producer group will be known as the Canadian Cattle Association, and a new, colourful logo will replace the previous red logo. “The refreshed logo, visual identity and positioning reaffirms CCA’s commitment to supporting… Read More

A few years back, Hi-Hog Farm & Ranch Equipment launched a neck extender — but since then, have made some improvements with the launch of the head holder. The issue with the neck extender, says Myron Wigness of Hi-Hog Farm & Ranch Equipment, was that you are operating it with every animal, even if you… Read More

The recent collaboration between organizations, producers, and consumers to stop the intended front of package (FOP) labelling of ground meat proved just how effective organized lobbying can be. Reg Schellenberg, president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), says it has been smiles across the board after the federal government announced that ground meat, including beef,… Read More

Johne’s disease can be tricky to detect but with cases on the rise, it’s vitally important that producers are armed with proper knowledge and are choosing the best testing option for the herd. A new online testing decision tool, developed by a team led by Dr. Cheryl Waldner, the NSERC/BCRC Industrial Research Chair in One Health… Read More

 

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