Cattle Markets Begin 2018 on a Postive Note

Senior Analyst with Canfax, Brian Perillat, says the recent stregnth of the Canadian dollar hasn't had a big impact on the cattle markets, which is a bit out of the ordinary.

Perillat says, the cattle markets have been fairly strong over the last couple of weeks, with Western Canadian prices at a premium compared to other regions.

Overall, he says 2018 is starting off in good shape.

Read More:

 

The CYL's Head to Denver

Five Cattlemen's Young Leaders are down in Denver taking advantage of travel opportunities the mentorship program provides.

Youth Leadership Coordinator with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Emily Ritchie, says they will be taking in the National Western Stock Show.

Ritchie says, to pick the five people going on the trip,  the young leaders participated in a social media competition.

 

Huge Potential for Drones in Agriculture

Drones have a lot of potential for crop mapping, scouting analysis, and variable rate fertilizers.

That from Nicholas Gust with Alta Drone, based out of Lethbridge.

Gust says, his drone is different than the four rotor helicopters with a camera most people have.

He says, his drone has a six foot wing span, and can cover half a section of land in a one hour flight.

 

Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected]

More Ag News

E. Coli Traced Back to Alberta Meat Shop

A Hutterite Colony meat shop has been identified as the source of 36 confirmed cases of E. coli in the Edmonton zone. The E. coli is linked to pork products sold and distributed by The Meat Shop at…

Agriflash Headlines for April 26

Over Two Dozen Calves Stolen in Southern Alberta Over the course of the last couple months, there's been a string of calf thefts in Southern Alberta. A total of 26 calves have been stolen from four…

String of Calf Thefts in Southern Alberta

Over the course of the last couple months, there's been a string of calf thefts in Southern Alberta. A total of 26 calves have been taken from four different farms in Cardston, Picture Butte, and the…

Agriflash Headlines for April 25

Reducing Food Waste Walmart has announced a commitment to achieve zero food waste by 2025 in it's Canadian operations. The Walmart Foundation is donating about $19 million in funding to support…

Canola Growers Cautioned About Using Quinclorac In 2018

Canola growers are being advised to contact their grain buyer before using the herbicide quinclorac this growing season. The Canola Council of Canada is welcoming the recent decision of the Codex…

CochraneNow.com is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login