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

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show is brought to you by Koch Agronomic Services. Tune in below to hear an interview Shaun Haney had at the National Cattleman’s Beef Association convention with Nathan Phinney, Canadian Cattle Association president, on why Canada needs to align with U.S. trucking regulations;… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, you’ll hear: Dennis Laycraft, of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on the labelling of ground beef for saturated fat; Willie Van Solkema, beef industry consultant, on whether or not Saskatchewan could sustain a new packing plant; Greg Northey, of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance… Read More

Although ground meat, such as beef or pork, is a single-ingredient food product, proposed regulation changes by Health Canada could require front-of-package labelling warning of the food’s saturated fat content. Single-ingredient foods, such as eggs, vegetables, and fruit, are usually exempt from some labelling requirements, under Health Canada. Other countries that have implemented front-of-package regulations… Read More

Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is on location at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual convention happening now at Houston, Texas. Laycraft is part of the Canadian contingent and is taking part in several meetings with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts, discussing country of origin labeling, sustainability, processing capacity, and… Read More

 

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