CAB annual conference inspires beef marketers   I’m not all that fancy. I grew up wearing second-hand clothes and riding in farm trucks. My siblings and I thought the Super 8 was an upscale motel because they had a pool. Still...
It rained a lot last week. And when it rains here on the ranch, it means we typically have a little more time for TV watching. This also also happened to be the week that A&W Canada launched their...
The calf was in the back of the catcher, freshly bagged and tagged, while mom quietly followed along behind as I drove them from my pre to post-calving pen. The calves were coming hot and heavy that day —...
Canada’s farmers are experiencing a chronic labour crisis. While they struggle to find workers from a dwindling labour pool, young people leaving rural schools often head to urban centres in search of opportunities. Organizations such as Inside Education and Agriculture...
Forage Testing Is Important Do you test your forages each year? Knowing the nutritional value of your hay or haylage helps farm management in a number of ways. First, it helps you determine if you are meeting your animal's dietary...
Extra Forage in Cropping Systems In 2016 and since, I've spent some time extoling the virtues of oats after winter wheat as a means to produce emergency forage, or more forage in general. This was a critical strategy in 2012...
Published on Dec 14, 2018 Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Live cattle about steady for the week. Cash feeder cattle prices range from $2 to $8 higher. The February live cattle...
We’ve dubbed it the “smiling house.” On my family’s regular route through the Sandhills, there’s a lonely old place, rain and time have left the wood devoid of color. Yet, with its classic, square farmhouse design—and a little imagination—its two...
Canada’s beef cattle spend most of their lives on open pasture, but for the last few months of their lives, most move to a feedlot for finishing. At the feedlot a great deal of care, attention and science goes...
While crystal balls may have their place in seeing the future, they tend to raise eyebrows in a professional setting. Fortunately, researchers on the Genome Alberta project to improve carcass quality and feed efficiency in beef cattle have a...
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