Category: Agribition ’14

Changing Tires with Pneu-Tek: A Pitch From Agribition (Plus a Poll!)

There are a number of products available to help farmers change their own tires. Pneu-Tek Unlimited has filled booths in many of western Canada’s trade shows, and we were able to catch up with them at Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) to hear more about their products. More from Agribition ’14 | CWA Facebook Photo Album In… Read more »

New BioSecurity Program Expands Verified Beef Offering

Verified Beef Production (VBP) is a national on-farm food safety program which evolved from Quality Starts Here. It is based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, with workshops to help producers through the verification process, from Standard Operating Procedures to on-farm assessments. In order to participate, producers are encouraged to contact their Provincial Delivery Agent. They will… Read more »

Level-Wind: Rolling 1/4 Mile of Wire in 5 Minutes, Without the Puncture Wounds

Rolling wire isn’t most people’s idea of a good time. It’s frustrating, time-consuming work that can wear on your pride…and your gloves. B.A.M. Enterprises is offering a hydraulic solution, with their Level-Wind wire roller, an implement that was on display at this year’s Canadian Western Agribition. More coverage of Agribition ’14 The Level-Wind is a fairly simple… Read more »

thinkAG Career and Education Expo Debuts at Canadian Western Agribition

From water barrel races to full-contact jousting, Canadian Western Agribition is boasting all kinds of new events this year. Included in that line-up is the thinkAg Career and Education Expo, which launched November 26, 2014. “The agriculture industry offers challenging and exciting careers in a number of different fields,” said Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz…. Read more »

This Week on Real Ag — Neonics, Agribition and Jousting — Nov 27, 2014

The Ontario government’s plans to reduce the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments, the passage of the Bill C-18 (the Agricultural Growth Act) in the House of Commons and actual full-contact jousting at Canada’s largest livestock show — Lyndsey Smith and Debra Murphy join Kelvin Heppner on TWORA for November 27th, 2014: Related: Grown-Up Bullying Alive… Read more »

Compressing the Calving Season — The 21-Day Challenge

Calving seasons should be 63 days (3, 21-day cycles), with at least 60% of the calves born in the first 21 days, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. This helps calving cows stay on track, increases the size of calves at weaning (by up to 100 pounds from 1st to 3rd cycle) and improves… Read more »