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...
Understanding how cattle behaviour relates to productivity, immune status and welfare is a key research focus for Dr. Diego Moya, beef cattle ethologist at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). “The whole objective is to make the animals — even...
Published on Oct 26, 2018 Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: • This week in the markets - Cash cattle ended the $1.25 higher, while feeder cattle were steady to $6 higher. December live cattle are $1.75 higher...
In some areas of the province, bushel weights of grains this year is much lower than what is considered normal due to hot dry conditions. Initial reports are indicating that bushel weight of threshed grains is variable and that...
Most producers have some crop left out in the field, and most were hit with snow and at least -4 C during the first week of October. The people north of Edmonton seemed to have escaped without the snow,...
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...
he Issues Management Monthly column highlights the work being done to address beef industry issues by Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) staff, featuring Manager, Public and Stakeholder Engagement Tom Lynch-Staunton. This is Tom’s final installment in this series. A recent opinion...
This week, we’re exploring recent changes to federal regulations that will help ease the trade in live cattle between Canada and the United States. It’s a follow-up to an earlier post in which we explained why trade with the...
Published on Sep 7, 2018 Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets - Fed cattle prices were $.75 higher this week, while feeder cattle prices were steady to $4 higher on the shortened trading week...
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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