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Beef School, Ep. 8: Improving on-ranch vaccination implementation

From storage requirements to difficult-to-spell words like ‘Mannheimia haemolytica’ and ‘rhinotracheitis,’ there’s a lot to consider when it comes to vaccinating cattle. And that complexity is one of the reasons Cody Creelman, veterinarian and managing partner of Veterinary Agri-Health Services, suggests producers develop a customized, written vaccination protocol, with annual reviews. “It’s important to [re-assess it] every… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 15: Creating a legacy business, the ideal sprayer, and Wheat Pete’s Word

Co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are in Red Deer, AB for the third day of TechTour LIVE. Today, on the show (after a quick update on the intellectual rock-and-roll tour): Top ag news, including the latest on the grain backlog, housing sales, and soybean acreage predictions. The 7 stages of creating a legacy business,… Read more »

Pulse Canada clarifies position laid out in rail shippers’ letter to the transport minister

Multiple organizations representing sectors that rely on railways, including Pulse Canada, sent a letter to Transport Minister Marc Garneau this week, urging the government to not intervene with measures focused on grain movement in Western Canada. “A singular emphasis on grain has the unintended but inevitable consequence of exacerbating rail service issues for other commodity… Read more »

DOT launches program to reserve autonomous machines starting in 2019

After unveiling its autonomous field work platform last summer, Saskatchewan-based DOT Technology Corp has opened up a program for potential customers to reserve spots in the production line for the machine. The sister company to SeedMaster sent an email to prospective purchasers this week, explaining how to get in line to buy the U-shaped robot…. Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 14: Strawberry honey, planter prep, and shoebox bookkeeping

When Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner are super busy with TechTourLive in Saskatoon, they turn the show over to Lyndsey Smith for a surprisingly light-on-sheep news RealAg Radio episode recorded at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. On the show today: Some Ag News — Lyndsey wouldn’t call it the “top” stories, but she did try… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 14: Terminating alfalfa, growing corn in P.E.I., and increasing protein in wheat

In another fast-paced episode of the Word, host Peter Johnson addresses everything from dry conditions in Oklahoma to combining corn in P.E.I. Hear how you can terminate alfalfa/grass in the spring, great ways to improve organic matter, what you can do to get sulphur back on the land, and much more. Have a question you’d… Read more »

TechTour: High precision manure application with John Deere’s real-time nutrient sensor

With more than 4000 measurements taken per second, John Deere’s manure sensing technology offers farmers a solution to the otherwise extreme variability in nutrient content when spreading manure. With farmers in Europe (and parts of North America) facing increasing regulatory oversight over nutrient application, Deere has developed the high-tech manure sensor technology to measure and… Read more »

Livestock trucks in U.S. granted another 90-day exemption from electronic log rules

Livestock trucks headed south will be exempt from new electronic logging rules in the U.S. for another 90-days, as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) wrestles with how to apply the new legislation to perishable commodities, which include hogs and cattle coming from Canada. The U.S. DOT initially granted a 90-day waiver for agriculture when… Read more »