When things are profitable for the feedlot operator, we generally see those operators start to fill pens. That’s the historic trend and it just makes good sense. However, the Canfax  numbers for March show cattle placements down again in Canada. As the number of cattle on-feed drop, producers who depend on those numbers begin to… Read More

Weather forecasting is a tricky business. It’s also a good news, bad news business. Drew Lerner is the perfect fit for that business. He’s very good at predicting weather patterns, and he’s such a nice guy that it helps take the edge off of any of the bad news. Drew Lerner owns and operates World… Read More

AAAAHHH, COME ON! This is the standard “wake up and look out the window” response these days. “Wet” is the descriptive word of choice around most of the western prairies these days. It’s been coming in all forms lately too, rain, snow, sleet, hail, floodwater, you name it. The closer we come to that critical… Read More

In the last few years, lentil acres in Canada were on the rise. Farmers across the country planted just over 2.5 million acres of the crop last year. That being said, the expectation this year is that lentil acres will be down about 25% according to some analysts. Apparently, as good as the price for… Read More

For businesses involved in the food industry, a consistent, quality ingredient is a necessity. This is especially true for those involved in baked goods. For those businesses, wheat is a very important ingredients. For Warburtons Foods, based in the U.K., Canadian wheat is specifically what they need and want. Those needs include certain characteristics specific… Read More

The Ipad is one of those little pieces of technology that is really carving out its place in the wide world of tech. Its portability and its functionality are two of the biggest parts of its success. Those aspects are also reasons why it has been so well received in the farming community. The intuitive… Read More

Hog farmers across the country have had it bad for a while. Market crashes, disease and deteriorating consumer confidence have been major issues for pork producers for quite some time.  Running a hog farm is not easy or glamorous. They require an incredible amount of hands on management from farrow to finish. Hogs are hard… Read More

Marketing your crop through the cash market is not the only tool for farmers to use.  A growing group of farmers are using the derivative market with futures and options to manage the volatile risk of commodities.  With the increase in price volatility producers have to reach out to use as much of the toolbox… Read More

The biggest technology innovation in 2010 was the launch of the Ipad from Apple.  At first glance many people thought it was nothing more than a glorified iPod and sounded like a feel health product.  Well the criticism and sarcasm ended very quickly once consumers started using the product. For many of us the iPad… Read More

There is no doubt that this year farmers in the Red River Valley region of Manitoba will be watching water levels closely. An above average amount of snow this winter as well as runoff from upstream could mean trouble for anyone caught in the flood plains. A slow melt so far has helped brighten the… Read More

 

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