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App sounds sweet to honey producers’ group

Beekeepers say the BeeConnected app has positive possibilities for their industry, but it’s going to depend a lot on uptake

A smartphone app imported from Australia might be the next big tool for beekeepers to manage their sometimes complicated relationship with surrounding farmers. BeeConnected, an app piloted in Manitoba last year and about to make its full-scale national debut, looks to facilitate communication between beekeepers and pesticide users. The app for Apple and Android allows […] Read more



Beef 911: Dispelling the myths about steroid use in beef production

Talk about ‘steroid-free beef’ is misleading — they are rarely used and only for very specific reasons

There has been lots said lately about added steroids in beef. Although steroids are used for very specific treatments regarding specific conditions, their use if anything is minimal and has been greatly reduced even further with the NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). This article will go over specific uses where steroids produce beneficial results to our […] Read more


Beef producers react to U.S. NAFTA scare

Manitoba beef producers are watching the discussion over NAFTA closely, 
but both provincial and national beef industry groups say they see a silver lining

Manitoba’s beef producers were initially alarmed by reports in late April that NAFTA was on the chopping block in the form of an executive order to withdraw from the trade agreement. Dissatisfaction with NAFTA was among Trump’s talking points during his 2016 election campaign along with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he signed an order to […] Read more




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Ontario’s dairy group names new GM

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) has found its new general manager within the organization. Graham Lloyd, the organization’s general counsel, secretary to the board and director of communications, is the new general manager, replacing Peter Gould, the organization’s long-time manager. Gould, trained as an economist, has been with DFO since 1981 and has been the […] Read more



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Klassen: Feeder cattle market experiences mixed tone

Western Canadian feeder cattle markets were rather subdued this past week; average prices were unchanged from seven days earlier. However, the bloom has come off the rose as the extreme highs from earlier in May have evaporated. Late in the week, shorter-keep cattle appeared to trade $3-$5 higher, especially on higher-quality larger groups. Major feedlot […] Read more