Category: ILC 2012

John Oliver on Changing the Way We Feed Cattle

The current livestock feeding environment is not sustainable, according to John Oliver. Casualties continue to mount in the hog industry as major producers fall as a result of the high price of corn. The cattle industry is not immune to skyrocketing input costs either, as feedyards deal with the same issues around high commodity prices…. Read more »

John Oliver: I Feel Even Stronger About the Future of Flax

The western prairies have been described as a sea of canola. Floating somewhere adrift are crops like flax. Crops that are full of potential, but are at risk of falling to more profitable crops like canola and soybeans. Keeping these fringe crops afloat to develop some of that potential means finding better cropping systems.  One… Read more »

Andrew Ramlo on Canada’s Demographic Shift

The face of Canada is constantly changing, however, a great deal of those changes happen so slowly they go unnoticed. But sometimes changes take place that can’t help but be felt. Any of those shifts that involve the famous or infamous “baby boomer” generation tend to be some of the more noticeable demographic shifts. That’s… Read more »

Robert Meijer on International Market Openings & Canada’s Beef Trade Relationships

As important as the domestic beef market is, the success of Canada’s beef industry depends on exports. That means a continued focus on growing current export markets and looking elsewhere for new opportunities to market our beef. It’s those relationships that will be responsible for growing the industry. SEE MORE ILC 2012 COVERAGE. Robert Meijer… Read more »

CCA President Martin Unrau on Community Pastures, the Canadian Cow Herd & COOL

This year’s International Livestock Congress gave producers a chance to gather together to talk about some of the industries big issues. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association hosts the event that covers a wide range of industry topics from global economic issues all the way to individual efforts toward sustainable production. Martin Unrau is President of the… Read more »

Glen Hogdson – Canadian & Global Economic Outlook – Fall 2012

Why is it that this topic of global economic recovery will not go away.  What is taking so long for the global economy to start roaring again.  It was a much more fun time Glen Hodgson, Conference Board of Canada provided RealAgriculture.com with his analysis of the Canadian and global economy.  Glen breaks down the economy based on… Read more »

Louis Dreyfus – The Open Wheat Market, Railway Reform, Domestic Canola Crushing Capacity

Due to the purchase of Viterra by Glencore, much of the media attention has been pointed at Cargill, Richardsons and Glencore. One company that is maybe running under the radar in their strategy in th open market and overal Canadian operations is Louis Dreyfus. At the International Livestock conference RealAgriculture.com chatted with Louis Dreyfus Canadian… Read more »