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  • Beef Industry Encouraged To Focus On Technology January 24, 2022
    The Agriculture sector is facing some real challenges. Alison Sunstrum, the Founder and CEO of CNSRVEX, was a keynote speaker at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference last week. She says the world's farmers and ranchers are going to be called upon to double food production on the same or less land, to feed, fuel, clothe […]
  • Beef Carcass Yield Grades: What Do They Mean And How Are They Calculated? January 24, 2022
    Beef carcass yield grades (YG) are used to estimate cutability, which is the amount of boneless, closely trimmed retail cuts from the round, loin, rib and chuck a carcass will yield. The system uses a numeric scale of 1 to 5; YG 1 carcasses have the highest, most-desirable cutability and YG 5 carcasses have the […]
  • Farm Bureau Seeks Revision to Cattle Transparency Act January 24, 2022
    The American Farm Bureau Federation announced today its support of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2021, with the exception of the bill’s establishment of mandatory minimums for negotiated purchases.
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 1 January 24, 2022
    You’ve likely heard of Beef Quality Assurance, but what about Veal Quality Assurance? Essentially, it is the same type of certification for the well-being and proper handling of veal calves.
  • Funding For Saskatchewan's Livestock & Forage Related Research Has Been Announced January 20, 2022
    A total of $5.1 million in Federal-Provincial funding was announced yesterday during the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. The money will be allocated through the Agricultural Development Fund for 28 livestock and forage related research projects. Agriculture Minister David Marit says these investments in research will ensure Saskatchewan continues to set the standard when it comes […]
  • The Canadian Beef Information Gateway Provides Consumers With More Information On Buying Beef January 20, 2022
    With COVID people are spending more time in the kitchen and are looking for more information on the food they eat. Michael Young, President of Canada Beef, says since COVID people have been using QR codes for a variety of things including restaurant menus. With that in mind, they launched a survey to gauge consumer […]
  • U.S. Corn Saves Hungry Canadian Cows After Drought Scorches Feed January 20, 2022
    Canada buys the most U.S. grain in decades, tightening reserves
  • GRAPHIC: Large Family Farms Produced Most Beef, Hogs And Dairy In 2020 January 20, 2022
    Large family farms — ones bringing in more than $1 million a year — produce most of the cattle and hogs in the country, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.
  • Keeping Livestock Healthy During A Texas Winter January 20, 2022
    Texas winters are infamously fickle. Each year, weather conditions range from mild temperatures with high humidity to record-setting rain, sleet and sometimes snow. Sometimes, Texas livestock experience all of these weather conditions within the same week, presenting them with health challenges.
  • Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Invest $5 Million in Livestock Research January 19, 2022
    Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, joined Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit today in announcing a total of $5.1 million in funding for new research projects in 2022 related to livestock and forage. This year's funding will support 28 projects through the province's Agriculture […]