Local Agriculture

Cattle producers in Alberta and Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) are deeply disappointed that the United States has failed to comply with the World Trade Organization's (WTO) deadline to bring the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements into compliance with international obligations and eliminate the discrimination against imported livestock.

On May 3, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $65 million over five years for the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP).

An outbreak of scours can have substantial economic consequences for a livestock operation.

Thursday, 09 May 2013 15:38

Southwest Sask already rolling with seeding

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Warm and favourable weather has allowed seeding to begin in parts of southwestern and west-central Saskatchewan this week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.

One of the most unusual and successful examples of the co-operative movement on the Canadian prairies took place in Swift Current towards the end of the Second World War when a horse processing plant was established in the city.

With calving season well underway across southern Alberta, area cattle producers are hoping that high calf prices — fuelled by tight cattle supplies over the last two years — will continue this fall when most calves are weaned and sold.

An 18-year-old woman from Stavely will travel to New Zealand next year to help promote Canadian Angus cattle genetics.

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