Ontario-based Salford Farm Machinery Ltd., manufacturer of farm implements, recently announced its partnership with private equity firm, New York-based GenNx360 Capital Partners. Salford currently serves North American and European markets from its facilities in Ontario and Iowa, and through a joint venture in Omsk, Russia. The company sells through more than 300 dealers and distributors… Read More

Linamar Corporation says it has completed its previously-announced purchase of Saskatchewan-based agricultural manufacturer Bourgault Industries, as of February 1. As part of the deal, Linamar has acquired 100 per cent of the equity in Bourgault, including the main seeder operations in St. Brieux, Sask., as well as hay handling and livestock feeding equipment-maker Highline Manufacturing… Read More

Oxford County MPP Ernie Hardeman has been tapped to lead the agriculture portfolio under Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s new cabinet, unveiled June 29, as Ford took power. Hardeman has held the post previously, serving as minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs from 1999 to 2001 under then-premier Mike Harris. He has been an MPP… Read More

While highlights included the brand-new International Trade Centre building and a record number of innovation program entries, attendance at the 41st edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina was down again from the previous year. Organizers say 34,853 people visited the grounds at Evraz Place last week from Wednesday through Friday. “We programmed the… Read More

Placing fertilizer where it needs to go can prove challenging, especially along roads, fencerows and bending contours of a field. But navigating fields and hitting the spot should be easier with the new Javelin sectional spreader from Salford BBI. “It’s the first precision spreader on the North American market to achieve a true 120-foot spread… Read More

In this episode of In The Dirt, Salford’s Jim Boak introduces us to AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan and the role agronomists play in helping farmers implement and achieve 4R nutrient stewardship. Boak recommends farmers pay particular attention to how Cowan uses an approach called MOM to meet 4R objectives. This includes using the right… Read More

Drake, Saskatchewan-based manufacturer Bergen Industries is following the mantra “two is better than one” with a new farm auger setup advertised to move 600 bushels of grain per minute. The concept and huge capacity of the “Double Barrel Auger” drew plenty of attention at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Regina, including from the show’s… Read More

When Mark Muench was frustrated with the strip tillage tool options available to him, he decided to work with Salford to develop a new tool that would tackle the conditions on his farm near Ogden, Iowa. Over a decade of adjusting his soil management practices and equipment went in to getting strip tillage right on… Read More

 

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