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Path of Manitoba PED infections tough to track

Officials investigating a recent spate of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) cases in southeastern Manitoba hog barns aren’t yet seeing a clear picture of how the virus is spreading from site to site. The province’s chief veterinary officer on Thursday confirmed positive tests for PED at a finisher operation in the same area as five previous […] Read more





Celebrate Canada’s 150th with your family’s cattle brand

Alberta’s Cowboy Trail is steeped in history, and one man is working to wrangle it

History Wrangler’ Rob Lennard has a million and one stories about Alberta’s past. But few capture the imagination quite the same way as his stories about cattle rustlers. “People appreciate hearing about the cattle rustlers,” said Lennard, historian at the Bow Valley Ranche and official ambassador of the Cowboy Trail. “Before barbed wire fences, you […] Read more





There’s a lot to love about Sussex cattle — but try finding any

Sussex cattle thrive in countries as diverse as England, South Africa, and Australia, but haven’t made it to Canada

I recently toured a South African farm that is home to the country’s most highly valued Sussex bull — a beautiful stud that recently appeared on the cover of one of the nation’s leading agricultural publications. South Africa is in the worst drought in 100 years, so bad that cattle farmers in other provinces have […] Read more




U.S. livestock: Live cattle retreat following initial cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle contracts slumped on Wednesday, pulled down by technical selling and lower preliminary cash prices, said traders. June closed 0.95 cent/lb. lower at 122.125 cents (all figures US$). August closed 1.4 cents lower at 119.925 cents, and below the 10-day moving average of 120.13 cents. Wednesday morning’s […] Read more