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Sask. farm group appeals to Ottawa to help producers affected by feed shortage

By farmnewsNOW Staff
August 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Two extremely dry years have left some producers with no choice but to sell portions of their herds because hay is not available and feed costs are too high, according to the president of the Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan.

Todd Lewis said he has written a letter Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence.....

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Traceability and transport among juicy topics this week at national beef conference

By Nigel Maxwell
August 13, 2018 - 8:00am

Beef industry leaders from across the country have assembled in London, Ont. this week for the third annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference.

Among the many topics to be covered at the four-day conference are advances in animal breeding, pasture management, and ways to help drive beef demand. Ryder Lee, Chief Executive.....

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McDonald's beefs up commitment to cattle industry

By Nigel Maxwell
July 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

McDonald's Canada has announced plans to be the first Canadian company to acquire beef that is "certified sustainable'' according to standards outlined by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB).

Company spokesperson Adam Grachnik told farmnewsNOW the announcement represents a nearly three-year journey for the company.

"Really it's about a partnership.....

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Saskatchewan posts strong numbers of deer and elk farms

By Charlene Tebbutt
July 4, 2018 - 9:23am Updated: July 4, 2018 - 10:19am

The numbers may be declining, but Saskatchewan producers are among the largest operators of deer and elk farms in the country.

Approximately 173 producers operate in Saskatchewan, farming deer, elk and reindeer, according to Shelagh Copeland, the manager of regulatory compliance for game farms with the province’s Ministry of Agriculture......

Get ready for the 'Internet of cows': Farmers use technology to shake up agriculture

By The Canadian Press
June 18, 2018 - 10:30am

MONTREAL — Get ready for the "Internet of cows."

Generations of farmers have relied on knowledge and family expertise to grow food, but the sector is set for a surge of disruption at the hands of made-in-Canada artificial intelligence-powered systems. 

AI is now helping farmers across the country to increase yields, save costs and minimize environmental.....