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Teresa Mann, general manager for Lakeland College’s purebred herd, grooming a heifer at Canadian Western Agribition.

Young cattle producers talk industry future

They are really just beginning their careers, but they're ready for the challenges ahead

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

VIDEO: Bringing people to the ranch (virtually)

VIDEO: Bringing people to the ranch (virtually)

VR headset, 3-D videos offer a real-life look of cattle on the ranch

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


Teresa Mann, general manager for Lakeland College's purebred herd, grooming a heifer.

PHOTOS: Scenes from an Agribition

Grainews field editor Lisa Guenther takes in the Canadian Western Agribition

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.

VIDEO: Beef producer talks cattle feed efficiency at Canadian Western Agribition

VIDEO: Beef producer talks cattle feed efficiency at Canadian Western Agribition

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


VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Canadian Western Agribition

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Canadian Western Agribition

Lisa Guenther shows you a few sights and sounds from Agribition 2015

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.

The kind of signage you'll only see at a livestock show.

PHOTOS: Photo Gallery: What’s in the barn?

Grainews' Lisa Guenther takes in the sights at Agribition 2015

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.


Agribition and hotel association partner to construct International Trade Centre

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

Travis Peardon

Sask. beef producers given a 21-day calving challenge

A new record book great for recording information, also offers calving tips

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