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Just call it LPI for short

Just call it LPI for short

Reading Time: < 1 minute The price insurance program has adopted a shorter handle as part of an effort to “expand awareness and enrolment.” Formerly called the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program, it is now just called Livestock Price Insurance and has a revamped website. Despite the name change, the program is only for producers in Western Canada. Last year, […] Read more

A generation of young producers could be lost because of the pandemic, says Kendra Donnelly, pictured with husband Bryan and son Owen.

Young producers wonder if there’s a future in the cattle sector

Pandemic exposes fault lines in a business with a high cost of entry and little protection when a crisis hits

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is the risk really worth it? That was the underlying theme offered by a quartet of young cattle producers during a recent online presentation put on by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “Farming and ranching are already highly risky,” said Kendra Donnelly, who farms near Acme and operates, with her husband and parents, a trio of […] Read more


It’s time to slip back into the office and review cash flow

It’s time to slip back into the office and review cash flow

It’s a long time until harvest revenue flows, 
so you need to manage your cash wisely 
over the summer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Now that cattle are being put out to pasture and old-crop inventory is known, it’s important to review your cash flow projections and your marketing plans, says a provincial farm financial specialist. “Cash flow projections are critical, especially in the summer months,” said Rick Dehod. “There isn’t much revenue coming in until harvest, but the […] Read more