Cattle

Canadian cattle herd at its lowest in three decades: Stats Canada

Canadian cattle herd at its lowest in three decades: Stats Canada

Feb 27, 2024 | 3:40pm
The Canadian cattle herd has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Statistics Canada reports on January 1st, there were 11.1 million cattle and calves on farms, down 2.1 percent from the previous year. That is the lowest number since 1989. Drought conditions and tight feed supplies, along with good prices, resulted […]
Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

Feb 25, 2024 | 7:16pm
Ask John Wildenborg if he thinks Canadians will be paying more for steak during future barbecue seasons, and the owner of Calgary specialty butcher shop Master Meats doesn’t hesitate. “Prices are definitely going to go higher, no ifs, ands or buts about it,” he said. “It keeps me up at night, actually, thinking about coming […]
USask research looking at cattle feed innovations

USask research looking at cattle feed innovations

Dec 20, 2023 | 3:32pm
Canadian beef and cattle producers have faced the familiar challenge of keeping their herds fed outside grazing season. A study at the University of Saskatchewan is diving into the challenges that cold-climate cattle producers face as they have to rely on storing and using feed crops, such as hay and other cereal grains. Dr. Gabriel […]
More shows, sales, and entertainment as Agribition continues

More shows, sales, and entertainment as Agribition continues

Nov 23, 2023 | 8:23am
Its been a busy week so far at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. The massive Agribition opened on Monday in the REAL District, and there is still several days of shows, sales and entertainment to come. Someone will be going home very happy tonight, as the winner will be announced for a trip to see […]
Agribition Underway with the burning of the brand

Agribition Underway with the burning of the brand

Nov 20, 2023 | 4:21pm
The “burning of the brand” is the official opening to Agribition, and this year Premier Scott Moe and former 620CKRM Ag News Director Jim Smalley were given the honour. Its kicks off six days of seminars, shows, and sales at what is considered the premier cattle event in North America. People come from all around […]
Preparation for 2023 Agribition underway

Preparation for 2023 Agribition underway

Nov 16, 2023 | 3:34pm
The 52nd edition of Canadian Western Agribition is on the horizon. It starts on Monday at REAL District in Regina, and event CEO Shaun Kindopp says staff are getting things prepared. “By the end of the night tomorrow (Fri) there should be a full arena set up almost. The crew works really well together and […]

Livestock Price Insurance Program seeing an increase in participation

May 2, 2023 | 10:57am

There has been an uptick in producers taking advantage of Saskatchewan Crop Insurance’s Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (LPI). Coordinator of the program, Jodie Griffin, says program is trending upward close to pre-pandemic levels, but didn’t have exact numbers at this time. She says through the COVID-19 pandemic, participation in the program lagged behind due […]

Sask feeder cattle prices mixed during the past week

Apr 4, 2023 | 10:58am

Canfax reports 12,764 head of cattle were sold in Saskatchewan last week, 2500 more than the previous week. Steer prices were mixed with the heavier weight classes show some improvement, while the midweight categories were lower. 500–600-pound steers fell $6 to average $328.50 per hundredweight. 800 to 900 pounds were $2.67 higher for a provincial […]

Police recover stolen cattle from Alberta near Saskatoon

Mar 29, 2023 | 11:36am

  Saskatchewan and Alberta Livestock Investigations Unit have recovered over 25 thousand dollars worth of stolen cattle near Saskatoon. An investigation was launched in February by the Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigations Unit after receiving a report of a cattle left in Thorhild, Alberta which based on preliminary information gathered, investigators believed the cattle were destined […]