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Emerging opportunities in dairy, livestock slated for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event

Emerging opportunities in dairy, livestock slated for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show on August 18 will offer information on the changes dairy and beef farmers continue to face in their sectors based on production pressures and influence from consumer trends. “At this digital event, we’ll talk about what’s impacting production today and look at strategies to help dairy and beef farmers in their […] Read more

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National COYF cancelled for 2020

The national Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (COYF) event, previously scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in December this year, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. In a statement in the ‘Land Leader’, the official publication of the COYF program, Steve Cooper, the organization’s chair, said, “the Saskatchewan Hosting committee for the 2020 National Event advised […] Read more

Farming through the pandemic: A ‘Between the Rows’ podcast special

Farming through the pandemic: A ‘Between the Rows’ podcast special

How is COVID-19 affecting different sectors of the ag industry? Listen to this special Between the Rows four-part podcast series on farming through the pandemic covering topics such as the impact to the agricultural economy, the challenges it presents for Canadian farmers and livestock producers and more. Farming through the pandemic: Part 1 Laura Rance […] Read more

History: The Blood is Needed in all Lands

Reprinted from the May 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Blood is Needed in all Lands By Linore Wilson, Calgary, Alberta ‘The Arabian is the oldest breed of which we have any detailed records. Early historians and writers have been successful in tracing back to the first stallion that gave descent in Arabia; this was Zad el Rakib, noted for his progeny in the […] Read more

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CPTPP trade agreement ratified

Canada will be among the original six and will gain some benefit from moving early

The last domestic legislative hurdle to enacting the CPTPP trade deal with Pacific rim countries has been cleared. The deal was approved by senate and received Royal Assent the afternoon of Oct. 25. The moves makes Canada one of the first countries to ratify the 11 nation deal which comes into effect once the first […] Read more

Pastures have seen very limited growth due to lack of rain and hot weather.

Livestock producers allowed to cut hay, graze on Manitoba Crown lands

Areas will be temporarily open to assist producers impacted by dry conditions

Livestock producers will temporarily be allowed to cut hay and allow animals to graze on Crown land not normally designated for agricultural use due to dry conditions across parts of the province, Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “Pastures and forage crops in parts of Manitoba have been greatly affected by low levels of […] Read more