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

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

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: RealAgristudies producer group survey; Hear a clip from a pulse school episode that Kelvin Heppner did with Brodie Erb on the benefits of pulses in the rotation; and, Dennis Laycraft of the Canadian Cattle Association… Read More

This weekend marks the 20 year anniversary of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or more commonly known as BSE, being found in an Alberta cow, leading to the historic crash in the Canadian cattle industry. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattle Association, was on the front lines, and recalls the process that began with… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to the very first episode of RealAg on the Weekend, airing every Saturday at 4 pm on Saskatchewan radio stations 650 CKOM Saskatoon and 980 CJME Regina. On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by Kara Oosterhuis of RealAgriculture to discuss some take aways from Commodity Classic. You will also… Read More

Canada’s meat industry is sorting out what the United States Department of Agriculture’s proposed “Product of USA” label changes could mean for marketing cattle and hogs to Canada’s largest trading partner. While the proposed language change is in reference to a voluntary label, the jury is still out on whether or not the proposal contravenes… Read More

Hello March! Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio. Today’s show is brought to you by U.S. Borax. On today’s show hear: Art Douglas, professor emeritus at Creighton University in Nebraska, on the long term weather forecast for 2023; JP Gervais, Farm Credit Canada, on Canada’s weaker than expected GDP number; and, Kent Bacus, National… Read More

Doing right by the environment is a good thing, but what happens when environmental policy and trade start to mingle? There’s concern that when environmental issues are generalized and applied globally through trade agreements it creates larger problems by forcing producers to fit standards that do not necessarily apply to their region, possibly discounting conservation… Read More

There’s no doubt that conversations have been buzzing in both the Canada and the U.S. when it comes to challenges and issues around electronic trucking logs. Electronic log book laws have been put in place, effective January 1, 2023, in effort to increase safety on the roads, which of course is the number one priority,… Read More

 

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