DLG’s field day brought out large and small farmers and equipment. Even in the muddy conditions the machinery continued to roll. | Melanie Epp photo

Visitors see latest and greatest at DLG field day

HASSFURT, Germany — Despite the messy, muddy conditions, international visitors made a strong showing at the 2016 DLG Feldtage (field day) in Hassfurt, Germany. The event attracted 350 exhibitors from 16 countries. While the grounds were thick with greasy mud, visitors were determined. “Actually we found that farmers being farmers do not let themselves be […] Read more

Students design future farmers

HASSFURT, Germany — Tomorrow’s farm equipment won’t always pair a farmer with a machine. In many cases the machines will manage themselves, while the farmers direct the work. For 14 years a German agricultural robotics competition has helped build the engineers that will create those tools. Sixteen international student teams participated in the annual International […] Read more

Poultry funding to help finish codes of practice

GUELPH, Ont. — The Canadian Animal Health Coalition has re-ceived more than $2.2 million in federal funding to update two animal care codes for poultry and develop new codes for three additional sectors in the future. Executive director Mark Beaven said the funding is welcome. “To develop the welfare codes of practice is no small […] Read more