North American cattle industry representative met last week in Mexico to attend the Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas’ (CNOG) annual meeting and a trilateral meeting between the parties. Up for discussion was sustainable global trade that encourages efficient production practices, as well as focusing on protecting herds from animal diseases, such as foot-and-mouth and lumpy… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Auditor Generals Report on AAFC’s climate action policies; A discussion with Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, both of RealAgriculture on the Viterra and Bunge merger report from University of Saskatchewan; Product spotlight with… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! Shaun Haney is joined by joined by Dennis Laycraft with the Canadian Cattle Association to discuss the changes of testing for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Haney is then joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, both of RealAgriculture, on the RealAg Issues Panel…. Read More

The advent of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in several dozen U.S. dairy herds in nine states has prompted both U.S. and Canadian regulators to impose testing restrictions on transportation of lactating animals. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president at the Canadian Cattle Association, says that the virus appears to reproduce in mammary tissue making dairy… Read More

The federal budget introduced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday featured changes to how capital gains are taxed, as well as federal funding to develop biofuel production and artificial intelligence, but did not mention many topics and programs farm groups were hoping to see addressed. It also included many previously-announced measures, such as the… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Dennis Laycraft with Canadian Cattle Association on the USDA final rule for the “Product of USA label” Curt Blades with Association of Equipment Manufacturers, on the machinery market in 2024; JP Gervais with Farm Credit Canada… Read More

Monday, U.S. ag secretary Tom Vilsack released the final wording of the “Product of U.S.A.” label requirements as it relates to several products, including beef and pork. Though voluntary, the rule is as restrictive — or more — than the mandatory country of origin labeling (mCOOL) requirements that spawned years and years of trade disputes… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Dennis Laycraft with the Canadian Cattle Association on the Canada/U.S./Mexico Trilateral meetings; Matt Makens of Makens Weather on a chance of moisture on the horizon for the west; James Tansey with the Government of Saskatchewan… Read More

There were major files up for discussion this week at the trilateral meeting of cattle industry representatives from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattle Association, was on hand representing Canada’s interest at the meeting, tackling the biggest policy and political issues facing the industry. Shaun Haney met… Read More

The possibility that Canadian cattle and beef will face market discrimination if the U.S. government moves ahead with a new labeling rule is one of the main concerns representatives from the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) are raising while meeting with American counterparts at the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Orlando, Florida…. Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange with a Beef Market Update; Nathan Phinney, president of the Canadian Cattle Association, on what happened at Tuesday’s trilateral meeting between Canada, Mexico and U.S. officials at CattleCon24; Don Close with Terrain… Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved 3-Nitrooxypropanol, known as 3NOP, for use in Canada. 3NOP is a livestock feed ingredient aimed at reducing methane emissions from cattle. The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) says that it and the National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) have consistently advocated for new innovations such as methane-reducing feed ingredients to… Read More

Negotiations on a trade deal between Canada and the UK have come to a halt with both sides unhappy about what the other is offering when it comes to market access for agricultural products. The British side has walked away from the table, citing a lack of progress in negotiations on a longer-term bilateral deal…. Read More

 

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