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April 11, 2024 News

Alberta legislation aims to establish new mental health corporation

Alberta’s government is bringing forward legislation to establish the Canadian Centre of Recovery Excellence (CoRE). If passed, the Canadian Centre of Recovery Excellence Act, 2024, will establish CoRE as a crown corporation to inform best practices in mental health and addiction; conduct research and program evaluation; and support the development of evidence-based policies for mental…

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April 10, 2024 News

Top up on the way through 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lawrence MacAulay, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit have announced that additional payments will be provided to eligible livestock producers already enrolled in the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program. The program, introduced in October of 2023, was put in place to help maintain the breeding herd in drought-impacted regions of…

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April 9, 2024 Health & Production

American association calls for HPAI name change

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has decided to refer to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) as Bovine Influenza A Virus (BIAV). Although caused by the same virus as HPAI, the disease presents differently in cattle compared to poultry, which is why the AABP has requested the name change. In the letter, the…

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April 9, 2024 Current Markets & Forecasts

2024 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook shares global feed production survey data

Global animal feed production remained steady in 2023 at 1.29 billion metric tons (BMT), a slight decrease of 2.6 million metric tons (MMT) — or 0.2 per cent — from 2022’s estimates, according to the 2024 Agri-Food Outlook, released by Alltech. The annual survey, now in its 13th year, includes data from 142 countries and more…

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April 8, 2024 News

AGCO acquires Trimble and Precision Planting, under new name PTx

AGCO has announced the launch of PTx, a new brand representing its precision ag portfolio. PTx combines precision ag technologies from AGCO’s tech stack: Precision Planting and its newest joint venture, PTx Trimble. According to AGCO, the alignment of these brands will support the future development and distribution of next-generation ag technologies for farmers and…

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April 2, 2024 News

National Veterinary Association calls on federal government to address severe workforce shortage

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is calling on the federal government to address workplace shortages and support a robust veterinary workforce. The CVMA represents over 25,00 veterinarians and registered technicians and technologists who provide vital care and services for millions of clients including small and large animals across Canada. The Employment and Social Development…

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April 1, 2024 News

Worker headcounts overestimate labour contributions

According to Statistics Canada’s (StatsCan) March 2024 Economic and Social Reports, a simple headcount of Temporary Foreign Worker Program participants may be misleading when determining labour contributions. The report, which delves into the labour force engagement of temporary residents with paid employment in 2019, reveals that despite being an important supply of labour, many temporary…

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March 26, 2024 Business Tools

Interest-free limit of Advance Payments Program set to $250K for 2024

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced that the interest-free limit of the Advance Payments Program has been set at $250,000 for the 2024 program year. This is the portion of advances on which the Government of Canada pays the interest on behalf of producers. Under the program, producers would normally receive the first $100,000 interest-free,…

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March 26, 2024 Business Tools

Canadian Angus Association receives $3.8M to help producers make data-driven decisions

The Canadian Angus Association will receive $3.8M to increase Canadian cattle producers’ ability to make data-driven decisions based on genomics to economically benefit their commercial livestock operations. The investment will be used to develop a genetic selection tool to equip producers with breeding data to select the best replacement heifers to improve their herds. Using…

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March 25, 2024 Checking in with ABP

Field Crop Development Centre set to relaunch as Western Crop Innovations on April 1

Alberta is a global leader in agriculture research, which results in tangible benefits for farmers, like higher profits and a more abundant food supply at an affordable cost for consumers. To help further the development and continued innovation of agriculture research, the Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC) has been relaunched as Western Crops Innovations (WCI),…

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March 22, 2024 Health & Production

Canadian National Veterinary Association sheds awareness on ‘stronger, fitter’ ticks

In recognition of National Tick Awareness Month, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and Merck Animal Health are advising Canadians to stay vigilant because tick control may be needed when you least expect it. Dr. Trevor Lawson, CVMA president says that it is their responsibility and privilege as veterinary professionals to spread this knowledge to…

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March 18, 2024 News

Canada’s farmland values increased 11.5 per cent in 2023

The average value of Canadian farmland continued its steady climb in 2023, increasing by 11.5 per cent, slightly less than the 12.8 per cent increase reported in 2022, according to the latest FCC Farmland Values Report. The highest average provincial increases in farmland values were observed in Saskatchewan, Quebec, Manitoba, and Ontario, with double-digit average increases…

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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/04/2024

Steers

Live: ---
Rail: 415.00-420.00 del

Heifers

Live: ---
Rail: 415.00-420.00 del

Choice Steers

Live: 182.00 (KN, TX) 185.00 (NE)
Rail: 293.00-295.00 (NE, IA)

Choice Heifers

Live: 182.00 (KN, TX) 185.00 (NE)
Rail: 293.00-295.00 (NE, IA)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 250.84

Canadian Dollar

$72.82   0.32

Livestock Price Insurance Index

Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
8-Jul-24 226 -- --
5-Aug-24 222 318 --
2-Sep-24 220 324 --
30-Sep-24 220 324 366
28-Oct-24 218 324 366
25-Nov-24 216 320 364
23-Dec-24 222 312 360
Last Updated on April 11, 2024

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