The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved 3-Nitrooxypropanol, known as 3NOP, for use in Canada. 3NOP is a livestock feed ingredient aimed at reducing methane emissions from cattle. The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) says that it and the National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) have consistently advocated for new innovations such as methane-reducing feed ingredients to… Read More

Negotiations on a trade deal between Canada and the UK have come to a halt with both sides unhappy about what the other is offering when it comes to market access for agricultural products. The British side has walked away from the table, citing a lack of progress in negotiations on a longer-term bilateral deal…. Read More

Last month, RealAgristudies asked farmers and ranchers across Canada for their perspectives on their involvement, support, and challenges with producer groups. Over 700 farmers participated to share their thoughts on: Producer group membership and participation Asking for check-off refunds, when available Effectiveness of producer groups Praise for what groups do well and where they need… Read More

CNH is investing an undisclosed amount in a Canadian start-up that is developing a compostable version of bale net wrap. Nature’s Net Wrap — based in Alberta — will use the funds to support testing and validation of its biopolymer material that’s designed to replace plastic twine and wrap, which eventually end up in landfills… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan is freezing the 2024 Crown land grazing rates at 2022 levels, as the industry continues to deal with the effects of several years of dry conditions, the province says. Saskatchewan has approximately 6 million acres of Crown land under grazing leases. Crown grazing rates are set annually using a formula based… Read More

Lactanet, created just over four years ago through the amalgamation of CanWest DHI, the Canadian Dairy Network, and Valacta, has announced changes to its membership structure. The organization, which is focused on dairy cattle improvement in support of Canadian dairy farmers, will have Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) as the only member representing Ontario dairy… Read More

New Holland is redesigning and restyling its line of forage harvesters. Up front, farmers will notice a renewed version of New Holland’s UltraFeed grass pickup on its range of FR forage harvesters for 2024. The UltraFeed will be available in working widths of 3.o, 3.5 and 4.0 metres. In this interview from Agritechnica, Laurent Libbrecht,… Read More

It’s a tough lesson in farming and ranching: learning lessons on what doesn’t work can be expensive and time consuming. That’s why knowledge transfer, peer-to-peer sharing, and mentorship can have a huge positive impact on those trying something new. For Grant Lastiwka, rancher at Innisfail, Alta., the Grazing Mentorship Program supported by Farmers for Climate… Read More

Compared to 2014, a kilogram of beef in Canada is now produced with 15 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions. According to the National Beef Sustainability Assessment (NBSA) and Strategy report, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) says this latest assessment reflects three years of scientific analysis to make the determination, comapring 2014 to… Read More

Following a scheduled five-year review of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has announced a few changes and updates to the program. The Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is a voluntary, outcome-based certification program for beef sustainability in Canada. It was developed by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in… Read More

The first three months of the calendar year aren’t historically much to write home about for the cattle markets, and this first week of January 2024 is living up to the ho-hum expectation. There’s still plenty to be watching, however, and Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock Exchange says that ample supplies of beef are definitely… Read More

Alberta’s government has committed $700,000 over five years, starting with 2023-24, to continue the Carnivores and Communities Program (CACP). The Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association has worked to promote peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife in the Waterton Biosphere Region through CACP to decrease the frequency of human and livestock contact with growing grizzly bear, black… Read More

 

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