Over $6 million in livestock and forage research invested by Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan 

Over $6 million in livestock and forage research invested by Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan 

Jan 23, 2024 | 1:39pm
Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, alongside Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit, announced $6.8 million in funding for livestock and forage research activities. The investment is provided through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), supporting 30 new research projects for 2024. This year’s funding represents an […]

Most crops rated fair to good according to recent crop report

Jul 28, 2022 | 10:53am

The weather was the main focus of the Government of Saskatchewan’s latest crop report. “Due to a break in the extreme heat and some timely rains, crop conditions are largely rated as fair to good. Some areas of the province have large portions of crops rated as excellent, with the highest ratings being seen in […]

Southwest Sask. farmer loses nearly 30 cattle in lightning strike

Jul 12, 2022 | 12:12pm

Tragedy struck a family in the southwest Saskatchewan community of Mankota as the Briere family lost 28 of their cattle after they were struck and killed by lightning. Glen Briere and his wife Darla were out of town over the weekend when his brother-in-law was checking on the cows and discovered 14 cows, 13 calves […]

Sask Stock Growers push for beef pricing investigation

Jul 6, 2022 | 5:14am

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is calling on the federal and provincial governments for a cattle and beef pricing investigation. Stock Growers president Garner Deobald of Hodgeville says ranchers and feedlots are operating at a loss while packers and retailers are making huge profits. Deobald warns of significant downsizing of cattle numbers across Canada because […]

CN Rail reports record movement of grain in May

Jun 8, 2020 | 5:43am

CN Rail has set a record amount of grain shipments in May, the third consecutive month for record movement of grain. Executive vice president Sean Finn says CN moved over 2.5 million tons of Western grain in May, exceeding the May 2014 record of 2.4 million tons. “April was a strong month, and then in […]

Closing grain prices Thursday May 14

May 14, 2020 | 1:37pm

Closing grain prices Thursday May 14 Durum                         266.39 Feed Barley                188.71 Canola                        438.28 Flax                             629.79 Lentils                         638.50 Oats                            242.44 Yellow Peas                285.89 Feed Wheat                182.70 1 Red Spring Wheat   221.81 The opening/closing prices can be found at 620 CKRM dot com. listen live:

SGI to resume driver tests for ag and healthcare workers

May 9, 2020 | 10:22am

Starting Monday, SGI will resume driver road testing, but only for those working in health care and agriculture. SGI’s Tyler McMurchy says there will only be a limited number of tests made available for those sectors. As well, McMurchy says anyone in those sectors will have to apply for a road test on line through the […]

Market analyst advises farmers to do extensive sample tests of late harvested wheat

Oct 13, 2019 | 3:00pm

To assist in marketing plans, an analyst is suggesting farmers have their weather-damaged wheat checked for falling number issues. Geoff Backman with the Alberta Wheat Commission said falling number is not a grading factor for wheat, but is important for millers, bakers and often a contract requirement by grain companies. Low falling number is associated […]

Analyst says large world grain supplies, politics are weighing on wheat and canola prices

Aug 5, 2019 | 2:30pm

A grain market analyst sees limited upward movement for new crop wheat and canola this fall. Neil Townsend with FarmLink Marketing Solutions said wheat is expected to be around $6.50 to $6.75 a bushel, depending on quality. As for canola, he suggested a range from $9.50 to $9.75 a bushel. “There’s two barriers for sustained […]