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Canola meal boosts milk performance in dairy cattle trials

The trial ration is competitive or even cheaper than the current diet

Feeding trials from Wisconsin dairies showed that cows produced more litres of milk per day with canola meal in their feed rations. On-farm trials carried out at two dairies by the Canola Council of Canada and GPS Dairy Consulting, a group of independent dairy nutritionists, replaced animal protein and high-bypass soybean meal with canola meal […] Read more

Climate change likely to boost Canadian farm production

UN report says temperate areas like Canada will actually benefit from a warming globe but others will hurt

A new United Nations’ report suggests just how climate change will reshape agriculture by 2050. It says international trade will play an ever-larger role in helping to feed people in food-deficit regions as warmer temperatures and less precipitation will damage yields in many tropical areas. Temperate areas, such as Canada and the United States, are […] Read more

Manitoba hay crops see good year

Growers across the province report good to great year despite dry conditions

Manitoba forage growers are enjoying good yields this year and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Markets to the east and south are readily picking up any extra hay they can find, said Dave Koslowsky, chair of the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association. He said producers he has talked to across the province […] Read more

Crops need rain in southwest, central regions

CNS Canada –– Dry conditions that are becoming a concern in Saskatchewan and Alberta have not become as widespread in Manitoba, although rain is needed in many parts of the southwest and central regions. Warm temperatures last week helped spur plant growth, while disease and insect worries remain low, according to the province’s latest weekly […] Read more