On Monday, April 28th, 2014, over 200 people will attend a leadership conference like none other. Hosted in Calgary, the Advancing Women — Leadership in Agriculture conference begins Monday evening ahead of a full-day of sessions focused on setting goals, professional growth and the challenges still ahead for women in agriculture. CLICK HERE FOR THE… Read More

Horsch has been selling the Maestro planter for over two years in Europe, and now, with a few minor adjustments, Horsch has catered the outfit to its North American cliental. The unit, ISOBUS-compatible, holds up to 1,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer and is available with 12 or 24 rows on 30 inch spacing. Besides being equipped… Read More

On-farm data collection is invaluable and collecting it, though time-consuming, isn’t all that difficult. It’s that journey the notepad needs to take to get to the computer that can be more than treacherous. By the time said notepad makes it to the office, it’s often a few years old, all but sanitary and open for… Read More

For modern livestock operations, a temporary power source is a must; animals’ lives depend on it! But for many others — farms and rural dwellers, and even ice-storm prone urbanites —  having some form of generator or power source as back up to the grid is incredibly important, too. There are several options available for… Read More

Keeping bales from losing value is a difficult endeavour, and unfortunately, we don’t always have the ability to store straw and hay under a roof. Many ranchers have taken a keen interest in net wrap, as it typically offers better weather protection than twine and takes a fraction of the time to wrap and remove…. Read More

Farm machinery continues to increase in size to match an ever-evolving industry, and bigger equipment puts pressure on your wallet, the ground and tires. Are tire manufacturers reacting to concerns over compaction? Have tires been changing? What do they have to offer? Read more: Does the freeze/thaw cycle break up compaction? In this video, RealAgriculture’s… Read More

According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting System (CAIR), 1,975 people were killed in agricultural injury events between 1990 and 2008, with 25 fatalities involving electric current. The number of fatal incidents occuring in agriculture makes it the fourth most dangerous industry in Canada, with substantial economic costs and unmeasurable emotional costs. Maintaining a safe distance… Read More

By Bernard Tobin With just over a week to go before spring (officially), Shawn Brenneman is lamenting the fact that his tractor spent more hours pushing snow this winter than 2013 spring field work and planting combined. With the end of Ontario’s long, cold winter finally within sight, Brenneman, Agronomic Sales Manager for Syngenta Canada,… Read More

If 543 horsepower and a 360-bushel carrying capacity don’t impress you, then how about Lexion’s  accelerated pre-separation threshing system, which separates up to 30% of grain before the crop even enters the main cylinder? An increased net performance of 20% without added fuel consumption doesn’t sound half-bad.  And what about the 740TT combine, which can now… Read More

The Alberta Beef Industry Conference celebrated its eleventh year from Red Deer last month. With presentations and discussion largely based around the theme, “A Social License to Operate,” the conference demonstrated an impressive ability to address current issues in agriculture. A few of the topics were more specifically centred around animal care. Following an update… Read More

 

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