The whole North American cattle industry is focused squarely on the drought situation in the United States. The realities of aggressively pulling animals forward is sure to play on the market and prices through the New Year. With last Friday’s release of the September 1, 2011 Cattle on Feed Report from the USDA, we wait… Read More

This morning I was scanning my news feeds and I stumbled across a tweet from MB Farm Journal.  The topic of the tweet was the apparent need for increased cattle slaughter capacity in Manitoba.  The discussion in the video was with the candidates in the Manitoba provincial election.  They were discussing the apparent need in… Read More

The fall of 2011 may prove to be one of the most profitable seasons that the cow-calf producer has seen since the beginning of the last decade. Feeder cattle prices have begun the feeder run in Western Canada on a very hot step. Some will say though that the rancher needs a series of these… Read More

As a livestock producer, how many times have you heard, “We need to produce what the consumer wants.” That is a simple impactful statement but is not as easy as it sounds. What does the consumer really want in its beef products? Do we know? Does the consumer know? Market research is key to finding… Read More

The Consumer Goods Forum has released a new report on the five trends that are impacting the global retail chain. The five trends were: Economy and Consumer Demand – the challenges of the global economy have significant potential impacts on the demand for goods like red meat. Corporate Responsibility – this includes environment and sustainability… Read More

  By Rosie Templeton A lot of buzz is being created in the blogging world this week over a recent article published by CNN. In their “Eatocracy” section of their website, the article, “Does 4-H desensitize kids to killing?” has elicited over 1300 comments, from both sides of the argument. Read the article here. It’s… Read More

By Teresa Falk Media outlets recently reported that Manitoba continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada. Statistics Canada reported that Manitoba’s unemployment rate was 5.3 per cent in May, up slightly from 5.2 per cent the month prior. Meanwhile, the national rate is 7.4 per cent, the lowest level in more… Read More