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James and Joan McKinlay at their farm in northeastern Grey County, about two and a half hours northwest of Toronto.

Ontario beef producers help young people get into farming

James and Joan McKinlay recognize the importance of setting up the next generation to succeed

James and Joan McKinlay are passionate about beef farming. They also believe strongly in the next generation and in the role established producers can play in getting young farmers started in the industry. It’s a philosophy they’ve put into practice on their own farm, working with their son and four other young people to start […] Read more

Dr. Robin White speaks at Beef Symposium 2019 in Guelph.

Harnessing precision technology for better beef profitability

Profitable periods can be elusive in the beef industry, but new precision technologies could be a way to greater returns. That’s according to Dr. Robin White, assistant professor of integrated beef production systems management at Virginia Tech, who spoke at the 2019 Beef Symposium in Guelph, Ont., this past winter. “We want to influence the feedback […] Read more

OSCIA: Disease awareness can improve alfalfa yield, quality

Traditional diseases affecting alfalfa crops are as prevalent as emerging ones — that’s the somewhat surprising finding of the 2012 alfalfa disease survey that was conducted in Ontario last year to look at incidence, distribution and severity of many common diseases affecting commercial alfalfa fields in Ontario. “We were initially thinking we would find mostly […] Read more

Certified Angus Beef Targets Canada

Rising beef consumption and the growing popularity of branded products are good news for the future of beef production. This is especially true for Canadian cattle farmers and ranchers, as a leading branded beef company based in the U.S. is turning its eyes northward to expand its supply. Dr. Larry Corah, vice-president of Certified Angus […] Read more


Foodborne illness is something nobody wants to experience. It’s unpleasant, costly and, in the case of illness caused by E. coli 0157:H7, can cause lasting health problems or even death. The total economic cost of E. coli 0157:H7-related illness is high — as are costs associated with its prevention. A newly released study shows that […] Read more