As a fifth-generation producer, Chad Hollinger faces some of the same challenges as his great-great grandparents, plus a few new ones. Hollinger, who is in his late 20s, farms with his father and grandfather near Neudorf, Saskatchewan, cropping about 3,700 acres of grain land and running 250 head of commercial and purebred Angus. “Our land […] Read more
In a bid to win over consumers, the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) has created 3-D videos showing how cattle are raised and cared for on Garret Hill’s Saskatchewan ranch. By putting on a headset and virtual reality glasses, people can stand in the middle of Hill’s cow-herd while he explains beef production practices. Grainews Field Editor […] Read more
Grainews‘ field editor Lisa Guenther has been taking in the sights and sounds with her camera at this year’s Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Sask. From Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, the Queen City will be a focus for all things beef as spectators take in the largest livestock show in Canada.
Like most beef producers, Daniel Doerksen has some very specific ideas about what kind of cattle he likes. Most of all, he wants cattle that are feed efficient and profitable. Grainews reporter Lisa Guenther caught up with Doerksen at Canadian Western Agribition, where he had a pen of bulls on display. Guenther found out about his selection […] Read more
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Agribition? Is it the cattle shows, the sheep shearing, or perhaps the rodeo? To get a sense of what’s going on at Canada’s largest livestock show, Grainews reporter Lisa Guenther asked show-goers to name their favourite part of Agribition.
If livestock is in your blood, the Canadian Western Agribition is where you need to be. Lisa Guenther attended the show in Regina, Sask., and offers up this display of sights as seen through her camera lens.
Regina/Saskatchewan – The Regina Hotel Association (RHA) and Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) announced $4 million in funding towards the construction of the International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan. The total cost of the 150,000 square foot facility is estimated at $37 million. The RHA will invest $3 million from its Destination Marketing […] Read more
Cow herd reproduction is the most important factor affecting the profitability of Saskatchewan beef producers,” says Travis Peardon, livestock specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture. When it comes to contributing income, cow herd reproduction is five times more important than growth rate and 10 times more important than carcass quality. Calves born in that first 21-day cycle […] Read more