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"Thanks Jordan, That make good sense. I appreciate the knowledge. RR"

Roadrunner replied Jan 9, 2013 to Anyone plowing with autosteer/gps?

4 Jan 9, 2013
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"Thanks Paul, Good point. I like reading your articles. RR"

Roadrunner replied Jan 7, 2013 to Anyone plowing with autosteer/gps?

4 Jan 9, 2013
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"We are always looking to increase yields and keep costs down, no different this year…"

Roadrunner replied Jan 7, 2013 to Any New Year's Resolutions?

1 Jan 7, 2013
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"Hi Iain, Seeding technology is a pretty wide topic. Really depends upon the crop and…"

Roadrunner replied Jan 7, 2013 to Seeders

5 Jan 31, 2013
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"Every local planning department handles things differently from my experience - can…"

Roadrunner replied Jan 7, 2013 to Looking to add a secondary residence

1 Jan 7, 2013
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"Great video. That is one major operation and huge fleet of machinery. I would imagin…"

Roadrunner replied Nov 9, 2012 to Check out the video of this huge farm in Alberta. Machinery To Farm 86,000 acres.

2 Dec 13, 2012
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"Read in Iowa new record set almost $22,000 per acre.  "

Roadrunner replied Nov 9, 2012 to How much higher can Ontario farmland prices increase? FCC Video On Farmland Values.

1 Nov 9, 2012
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"Did he fall asleep? Glad he wasn't killed."

Roadrunner replied Nov 9, 2012 to "Farmer Cheated Death", Picture of John Deere Tractor that Fell Over 25 Feet

1 Nov 9, 2012
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"I agree with you Bristow....especially now when the world economies are so weak. How…"

Roadrunner replied Sep 3, 2012 to What ever you do fight carbon tax Canada

2 Sep 19, 2012
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Roadrunner replied Sep 3, 2012 to Crime of the Century, Who Stole $30M of MAPLE SYRUP?

2 Sep 10, 2012
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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

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


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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