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"Lloyd, seems to me that is the only way Ritz operates.  Drops in with local MP, sele…"

Steve Twynstra replied Apr 26, 2011 to Farmers Matters Political Meeting

4 Apr 26, 2011
Reply by Steve Twynstra

"My 2cents.  I think the Conservatives will still form a minority albeit with far few…"

Steve Twynstra replied Mar 31, 2011 to Federal Budget: Do you want an election? Do you think anything will change with an election?

9 Apr 6, 2011
Reply by Bristow

"There has been a natural, cost-effective strategy here for the past year or so....ov…"

Steve Twynstra replied Mar 7, 2011 to Comment On The Ontario Government's Proposed Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy Process.

1 Mar 7, 2011
Reply by Steve Twynstra

"Not sure...but with the good field conditions and dry(er) crop we averaged over 4000…"

Steve Twynstra replied Jan 30, 2011 to Record Corn Harvest video: 50,000 bu in 10 hours. What could you achieve if there were no harvest bottlenecks? Trucks? Elevators?

2 Jan 31, 2011
Reply by Roadrunner

"I would suggest that one of the most interesting stories of 2010 was how many Ontari…"

Steve Twynstra replied Jan 4, 2011 to What Was The Ontario Agriculture Top News Story Of The Year? Any suggestions?

12 Jan 15, 2011
Reply by Roadrunner

"Hmmmm, interesting predicament I would be in if i woke up to find myself in Ritz's s…"

Steve Twynstra replied Mar 9, 2010 to If I were Ag Minister Ritz....I would "DO" the following...Not much mention of Agriculture in the Throne Speech. Comments?

4 Mar 19, 2010
Reply by Roadrunner

"Thanks Rob....and here I have been making up my own worksheets in Excel all these ye…"

Steve Twynstra replied Jan 5, 2010 to Just how big a mortgage can people carry?

7 Jan 5, 2010
Reply by Steve Twynstra

"A good old fashioned pandemic with the requisite border closures might change attitu…"

Steve Twynstra replied Dec 10, 2009 to AgVisionTV.com The High Cost of Cheap Food. Do you agree with Dr. Charlebois? Comments

4 Dec 10, 2009
Reply by rein minnema

"Within a week, now that i have booked and prepaid my flights and accomodations to a…"

Steve Twynstra replied Dec 10, 2009 to C$=US$ Parity - what date/time

6 Apr 5, 2010
Reply by Joann

"AMEN Joann!!! At the risk of sounding like a recent provincial columnist, we DO have…"

Steve Twynstra replied Nov 9, 2009 to Future of Ontario Agr As We Know It

19 Nov 20, 2009
Reply by Joann

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Cattle Numbers Lowest In Decades

According to a Statistic Canada report, there were 11.1 million cattle and calves on farms, down more than 2 percent from the previous year and the lowest number since 1989. In Alberta, there were 4.7 million head on all beef cattle operations as of January 1st. That's down 85 thousand from a year ago. Cow/calf operations were up 18 thousand head year over year to around 2.6 million, while the drop came in feeder and stocker operations which were down over 157 thousand head to 956 thousand. Drought conditions and tight feed supplies, coupled with good prices, resulted in more breeding stock heading to market. Producers held 0.7 percent fewer feeder heifers and three percent fewer calves compared to a year ago. Average warm carcass weight increased 18 percent over the past 25 years, which helped offset the decline in beef production. The Stats-Can report also took a glance at other livestock on-farm. Canadian hog producers reported 13.8 million hogs on their farms on January 1st., dow

WHEN DO I TURN OUT MY COWS? MANAGING SPRING PASTURES DURING AND AFTER DROUGHT

Beef producers will soon be making grazing plans for turning their herds out to spring pastures. While drought planning should be a routine part of the development of short- and long-term grazing plans, many beef cattle herds have withstood successive years of drought. This has prompted producers to hone in on their management skills to make the best use of their pasture forage and carefully maintain carryover to prevent prolonged damage. The question of ‘when can I turn my cows out?’ is an important one, especially for those with dwindling hays stacks or for producers purchasing feed.   Dr. Edward Bork is a Professor of Rangeland Management in the faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. He says that, aside from spring rainfall, how your pastures looked when you brought cattle in last fall may be the best indicator of how they will perform in spring. “The better condition the pasture was in October, the faster it will recover,” Bork expl

JPD Angus Wins 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award

The Beef Farmers of Ontario, Mapleseed and the Ontario Forage Council, sponsors of the Ontario Mapleseed Pasture Award, have announced that the Chalmers family of JPD Angus of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe County are the recipients of the 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award

Minister MacAulay promotes Canada’s world-class products in Malaysia and the Philippines

This week, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited Malaysia and the Philippines to strengthen regional partnerships and create new opportunities for our hardworking Canadian producers.

Expansion of the emerald ash borer regulated area in Québec

As part of its commitment to protect Canada’s plant resource base from pests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has put in place measures intended to protect Canada's economy by preventing the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB) to non-infested areas of Canada. The CFIA has updated its regulated areas for EAB to include additional Regional County Municipalities (RCM) in Québec. This expansion is due to detections of EAB in 2022 and 2023 in Québec.

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