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Alta. feed prices hang steady despite swings in quality

CNS Canada –– As harvest winds to a close across the Prairies, some feedlot operators say they’ve noticed more feed barley and feed wheat out there than they initially thought. The quality of the feed varies greatly, with some second-cut wheat being accepted as high-quality with reasonable protein, while other loads arrive with sprouting, bleaching […] Read more

Wheat near done flowering, prices could also bloom

CNS Canada –– Weather-related issues ranging from floods to drought have been putting wheat crops at risk globally, bringing potential for prices to move higher. Traders are watching to see how the crop in Canada will shape up, given recent dryness in the West, according to Jonathon Driedger, senior market analyst at FarmLink Marketing Solutions. […] Read more

New tool launched for fusarium decisions

Saskatchewan farmers trying to decide if they need to spray for fusarium this summer will have new information on hand. The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SaskWheat) and Saskatchewan Agriculture have merged information about past outbreaks of fusarium with current weather and temperature conditions to create a day-by-day fusarium risk map. Faye Dokken-Bouchard, Saskatchewan Agriculture’s provincial […] Read more

Laboratories can test your grain or forage samples if you suspect mycotoxins are present in your feed.

Are mycotoxins hiding in your feed supply?

When it comes to feed quality, we usually think in terms of nutritional properties such as energy, protein or mineral content. There are, however, other feed characteristics that have an impact on quality, one of which is mycotoxin contamination. Depending on crop type, environment, location, harvest and storage management, there are a wide variety of […] Read more