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The grand champion bull was  GH 377X Eclipse 27E entered by Nelson Hirsche Purebreds, Sanburg Herefords and Wade Carroll. Grant Hirsche is on the far right.  | Barbara Duckworth photo

Farmfair International – Friday results

EDMONTON, Alta. –The third day of Farmfair International featured four beef breed shows. The unofficial results are as follows: Angus Grand champion bull: Brooking Gold Coin 8069 entered by Justin Morrison, Brooking Angus, Radville, Sask. and ZWT Ranch, Tennessee Reserve: Remitall F Renown 312F entered by Remitall Farms, Olds, Alta. and Fairland Cattle Co. Grand […] Read more

The grand champion bull at the national Gelbvieh show held during Farmfair International was named AWB Twin View Gayle 78E Et and was shown by Scott Severtson of Severtson Land and Cattle, Innisfail, Alta. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Farmfair International – Thursday results

EDMONTON, Alta. –The second day of Farmfair International featured four beef breed shows including national events for the Shorthorn and Gelbvieh. The unofficial results are as follows: Gelbvieh (National Show) Grand champion bull: SLC Strut 146E entered by Severtson Land and Cattle Co., Innisfail, Alta. Reserve: DVE Davidson Mr February 50G entered by Davidson Gelbvieh, […] Read more


The payments come from $345 million in federal funds earmarked to compensate dairy farmers for market access traded to Europe through the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and to members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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First round of dairy farmer payments unveiled

Canadian dairy farmers will be paid approximately $315 per kilogram of quota in the first year of mitigation payments that the federal government will make for concessions in two trade agreements. The payments come from $345 million in federal funds earmarked to compensate dairy farmers for market access traded to Europe through the Comprehensive Economic […] Read more

Scott and Jackie Payne of Greenwood Limousin and Angus won the Supreme champion competition with their Limousin bull at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Nov. 1.  | Jeremy Simes photo

Stockade wins bring joy to Paynes

LLOYDMINSTER — Two families well known in the livestock show circuit earned top prizes when a Limousin bull and a Black Angus cow-calf pair were named Supreme Champions at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup. The supreme bull title went to Scott and Jackie Payne of Greenwood Limousin and Angus in Lloydminster. The bull’s name is Greenwood […] Read more


If ASF arrived in the United States, damages could be as high as US$16 billion for the agriculture industry in the first year because it could affect the entire pork complex.
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North America braces for African swine fever shock

The deadly hog virus may already be on this continent but has not made its way into the pig herd, which would be catastrophic

African swine fever may have already arrived in North America but hasn’t found its way to farms. “The chances of keeping the virus out of a country is very low,” said veterinarian Scott Dee. High volumes of products come from China where the disease is rampant. Since the virus has a long life, it could […] Read more

A number of strategies have been developed in an attempt to reduce the stress of weaning.  |  File photo

Reduced weaning stress is important goal for producers

If you drive into many small towns on the Prairies with a livestock auction yard at this time of year, you might be greeted by the chorus of bawling calves. Most of these calves are headed to feedlots after being recently weaned at their home ranches. Weaning is a stressful event for calves and it […] Read more

A well-designed trailer provides maximum clearance, adequate ventilation, reasonable loading angles, rounded corners and non-slip floors. | File photo

Improved trailers good for livestock

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Livestock transportation is a heavily regulated industry and new technology should make life easier for the haulers and the animals being moved in North America. A well-designed trailer provides maximum clearance, adequate ventilation, reasonable loading angles, rounded corners and non-slip floors. Innovative designs are coming, especially for trailers designed to haul […] Read more


Britain’s classical swine fever outbreak offers lessons for ASF

A wave of classical swine fever had wide-ranging repercussions for farmers in the United Kingdom. African swine fever landing in the U.K. would be even worse than the 2000 epidemic. The disease cost the government £4.4 million (C$7.5 million) and animals on 16 farms were culled. “We know farmers lost a lot more,” Zoe Davies, […] Read more