Category: International Livestock Congress

Addressing the Challenges Behind Beef Production for Segmented Markets – Dr. Lowell Catlett

Beef producers in North America, like everyone else in this day and age, have to deal with a lot of issues. Some of those are ground level and some of those are big picture, thirty-thousand foot level issues. As the world gets both bigger in population and smaller (more globally interconnected through advances in technology… Read more »

ILC 2013 – Meet The Youngest Executive Producer in the Ag Media Business

A couple weeks ago at the International Livestock Congress I took the opportunity to have my 9 year old daughter join me for the day.  I expected her to sit in the corner of the room and play on her ipod all day but instead she naturally asked for a media pass and volunteered for… 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 »

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 »

ILC 2009: Dennis Laycraft VP at CCA – The Future Realities of MCOOL

At the International Livestock Congress, I spoke to Dennis Laycraft, Executive Vice President with the Canadian Cattlemans Association about the future realities of MCOOL. Many livestock producers on both sides of the border are very curious at to what will be the impact of this legislation. I have heard several Americans call MCOOL not food… Read more »

ILC 2009: Part 1 – Dr. Bruce German The Future of the Personalized Diet

I firmly believe that the food system and farmers will always adjust to changes in eating patterns in the world.  Dr. Bruce German of the University of California, Davis describes one of these changes. He believes that the notion that there is an ideal diet for everyone is nonsense.  Dr. German feels that creating technologies on and off… Read more »

ILC 2009: Dennis Laycraft – VP at CCA – The History of MCOOL

MCOOL has become a reality for the US, Canadian and beef industry.  Sometimes it is beneficial to better understand an issue or situation by stepping back and examining how we got here.  I asked Dennis Laycraft of the Canadian Cattleman’s Association at the International Livestock Congress to provide me with a history of the MCOOL legislation and what could… Read more »

ILC 2009: Barbara Beane – KFC – Food Innovation and Safety in the Chicken Business

With the event of H1N1 poultry food safety has become a very popular topic amongst the general public not just agriculturalists.  At the International Livestock Congress in Calgary, I talked to Barbara Beane of KFC about how KFC is bringing innovative and new products to the marketplace. We also discussed how KFC manages food safety.   Check out additional… Read more »