Category: Canada Outdoor Farm Show 2012

Comparing Manure Spreaders at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Here at RealAgriculture.com we’re all about convenience. It’s in that spirit that we’d like to keep you from having to drive from dealership to dealership this winter to shop around for manure spreaders. In this video we take you back to the grounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to visit four different manufacturers and get… Read more »

CSTA President Steve Denys Outlines the Associations Key Objectives

The Canadian Seed Trade Association has a lot on its plate. Newly elected President Steve Denys will be the first to tell you that. The association is working toward directing government policies that will help Canadian producers thrive at home and compete abroad in a fast paced, constantly changing arena. We spoke to Steve at… Read more »

The Power of Preinoculated Soybean Seed

Time is money. When it comes to something like preinoculated seed, the convenience factor can save you valuable time and also the stress of being unsure of whether or not you properly applied your inoculant. In this video, Mike Verhoef answers some of the questions about preinoculated seed and talks about the benefits growers can… Read more »

Methane-Fuelled Milk Truck Pays Its Own Way

Can we capture the energy from manure that dairy cows produce and use it to fuel the trucks that pick up and deliver milk? The short answer is yes, but we’re not going to see bio-methane pumps around town any time soon. RealAgriculture.com caught up with OMAFRA’s Don Hilborn at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to… Read more »

Fine-tuning a Manure Toolbar for In-Crop Nutrient Delivery

Better timing of manure application with in-crop needs was the motivation behind developing a new low disturbance, shallow injection manure application toolbar. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (OMAFRA), along with industry partners, developed the multi-coultered toolbar to try and find a made-in-Canada solution for in-crop manure applications for not just pastures… Read more »

Mixing Cover Crops to Suit Your Needs

Whatever your reason for planting a cover crop — for ground cover, for grazing or putting up feed or for N capture — there’s a long list of options. Add in the choice of a second, third or more species and the combinations are endless. Planting two or more species may provide expanded options for… Read more »

What Will The Average Corn Yield be in Ontario This Year?

The Ontario corn crop certainly started out with great potential. Then the rain petered out. Pockets of the corn growing region received showers, but by late July, we were already talking about how big a bite the drought was taking out of yield. We’ll know in a few week’s time as the corn harvest gears… Read more »

Cover Crops: Tillage Radish vs. Oilseed Radish

The Tillage Radish has piqued the interest of both eastern and western farmers. While cover crops are far more common in the east, western Canadian farmers are warming up to the usefulness of oilseed radish and the Tillage Radish. It’s a versatile crop — the Tillage Radish creates massive roots that can break up hardpan,… Read more »

The Wide World of Cover Crops

Whether it’s to fix nitrogen, protect against erosion or to do both these and provide grazing or green feed, cover crops are a key component of Ontario crop rotations. While many farmers are content with oats, red clover or ryegrass, the options for cover crops are seemingly endless. Christine Brown, cover crops specialist with OMAFRA,… Read more »

Looking At Soil Classifications From “The Pit”

Every once in a while it’s good to get your hands dirty, literally. Getting a good look at the medium that makes you a living can give you a new perspective on what’s going on in your field. That’s exactly what Lyndsey Smith got to do at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show as OMAFRA Land Resource… Read more »

New Milking Options From GEA Farm Technologies

Dairy is a big deal at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Not only is the show home to two robotic milkers and 70 cows on display, but there are several other equipment providers, feed dealers, genetic companies and more all showcasing the latest and greatest for the dairy farmer. SEE MORE COFS12 COVERAGE. We caught up… Read more »

Why Should I Buy?: Choosing a Moldboard Plow

This ain’t your grandaddy’s plow, no way. Moldboard plows have come a long way, and with the updating has come renewed interest in moving some soil around. New features and more depth control brought onlookers in the hundreds to demo plots at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to see these plows in action. For Pat Lynch’s… Read more »

Auto Drafter Makes Sorting Sheep a Snap

Livestock handling demonstrations always gather a crowd at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Brussels Agri-Services, a Gallagher distributor, was a popular site, as they demonstrated the Auto Drafter – a state-of-the-art, incredibly quick sheep sorter. Capable of sorting several hundred sheep per hour, the Auto Drafter used RFID tag information to sort sheep in up to… Read more »

What’s So Confusing About Wheat Prices?

If supply and demand is a big part of how ag commodities are priced, it’s understandable why there is some head scratching surrounding the high price of wheat. From the outside it would appear as though there is a lot of wheat around, but as Moe Agostino of Farms.com Risk Management explains it’s not necessarily… Read more »

Rotational Grazing is Good for Cattle & Pastures

What if there was a way you could get at least 25% more grass out of your pastures with minimal investment? There is — the secret is adding electric fencing and moving  your cows more. Jack Kyle, grazier specialist with OMAFRA, says that restricting the cows to smaller pastures and then moving them every day… Read more »