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Producers grapple with effects of cold weather on livestock

By Charlene Tebbutt
April 19, 2018 - 4:40pm

Producers in Saskatchewan are dealing with more work and higher costs as they struggle to keep livestock alive and warm following a long winter and very cold spring.

With calving season underway, newly-born animals are suffering from the low temperatures.

Dr. Shawn Haas with Lakeland Veterinary Services in North Battleford.....

This year's 4-H Charity Steer will support the Rose Garden Hospice.
This year's 4-H Charity Steer will support the Rose Garden Hospice. submitted photo/Katie Wilson

4-H Charity Steer displayed at regional judging competition

By farmnewsNOW Staff
April 17, 2018 - 2:12pm

he 2018 4-H Charity Steer was on display for the first time at a regional judging competition Saturday in Prince Albert.

Katie Wilson, director in charge of the Prince Albert Exhibition Association’s northeast regional judging competition, said more than 83 young 4-H members attended the competition. In addition to getting.....

Deb Haupstein teaches the children about how a cow produces milk.
Deb Haupstein teaches the children about how a cow produces milk. Nigel Maxwell/paNOW Staff

A lesson in agriculture

By Nigel Maxwell
April 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Over 700 children from Prince Albert and area can now confidently say they know how to milk a cow, and what dangers exist around farm equipment.

The Ag Education showcase was held Wednesday and Thursday on the Prince Albert Exhibition grounds, split up between the exhibition centre itself and the Archie Anderson barn. Inside.....

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New technology developed for tracking livestock

By The Canadian Press
April 11, 2018 - 2:52pm

A new sensor-based tracking system for livestock has been developed in Ontario as a way to ensure that animals are being treated humanely during transport.

The device -- dubbed Transport Genie -- monitors climate conditions inside livestock trailers and provides that information to users along the supply chain using block.....

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Poultry and egg producers get funding for avian flu insurance

By farmnewsNOW Staff
April 4, 2018 - 5:32pm

The federal government is investing nearly $2 million to help poultry and egg producers manage risks against potential outbreaks of disease. 

Among the funding announced is $318,500 to the Poultry Insurance Exchange Reciprocal of Canada to develop Avian influenza insurance for hatching egg producers in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Agriculture.....

Betty Wyatt crafts hand-made toques to keep young calves warm in the cold weather.
Betty Wyatt crafts hand-made toques to keep young calves warm in the cold weather. Cozy Caps for Calves/Facebook

Wawota woman sews 'Cozy Caps for Calves'

By Charlene Tebbutt
April 3, 2018 - 10:00am

The cold weather continues to hang around, and while people may still be buying warm hats and mitts, demand is also up for warm winterwear for calves.

Betty Wyatt runs Cozy Caps for Calves from her home in Wawota, making hats specifically designed to keep calves cozy during the chilly.....

Cattle grazing sainfoincrop
Cattle grazing sainfoincrop Agriculture Canada

New legume varieties, seeding practices, could be keys to prevent deadly cattle bloat

By Lara Fominoff/ Lethbridge News Now Staff
April 2, 2018 - 9:04am

A Lethbridge scientist and his team are hoping improved marketing for new varieties of the sainfoin legume, along with specific seeding practices, can help save cattle farmers billions of dollars in the future.

Dr. Surya Acharya is a forage plant breeder at the Lethbridge Research Centre. Over the last 10 years or so, he has.....

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