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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



Spring road restrictions underway

Manitoba’s weight limits will run through May 31 in the southern regions and June 10 in the northern parts of agro-Manitoba

A massive winter storm may have blanketed much of the Prairies, but spring is imminent and seasonal road bans are coming into effect. The annual seasonal weight restrictions will further disrupt grain movement already struggling with rail service issues. In Manitoba, spring road bans began on March 15 in all agricultural regions of the province […] 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


“Fairly aggressive” marketings trump strong loonie

Values for cattle sold at the various auction marts in Manitoba continued to hold strong levels during the week ended Feb. 24, as demand from all outlets remained fairly aggressive. Prices for cows also held their own during the reporting period. Marketings of cattle, overall, remained at a pretty healthy pace, with favourable weather conditions […] Read more



Analysts advise making sales into canola rally

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts remained pointed higher during the week ended Feb. 24, as bullish technicals and solid end-user demand kept values well supported. Canola has moved higher every week for the past month, and while every advance heightens the chance of a profit-taking correction, that inevitable downturn has yet to rear its head. […] Read more


Expect canola industry to seek even more acres

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts remained pointed decidedly higher during the week ended Feb. 17, showing no real signs of slowing down. Similar gains in the Chicago soy complex did provide some underlying support to the Canadian futures, but canola was also benefiting from its own bullish fundamental and technical factors. Depending on the chart […] Read more




Halt Expected To Canadian Cattle Herd’s Decline

An unusual variation in volume at the Brandon and Virden auction marts took place during the week ending Jan. 21, but spokesmen on both sides were downplaying the difference in numbers. Heartland Livestock in Virden saw more than 2,300 cattle come through the gates during its weekly sale, while Heartland Livestock in Brandon, which has […] Read more