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Feedlot
Feedlot LethbridgeNewsNOW.com

Canadian beef producers keeping close eye on trade dispute between China, U.S.

By Leah Murray - CHAT News
April 5, 2018 - 4:18pm

MEDICINE HAT --  Many Canadian industries are keeping a close eye on a budding trade war between the United States and China

China is threatening retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. if they implement further duties on goods. One of those products could be beef.

Cattle grazing sainfoin crop
Cattle grazing sainfoin crop Agriculture Canada

New legume varieties, seeding practices, could be keys to prevent deadly cattle bloat

By Lara Fominoff - @LaraFominoff on Twitter
April 2, 2018 - 8:49am

LETHBRIDGE - A Lethbridge scientist and his team are hoping improved marketing for new varieties of the sainfoin legume, along with specific seeding practices, can help save cattle farmers billions of dollars in the future.

Lawrence MacAuley and Oneil Carlier toured Osadczuk Cattle Company near Jenner Sunday, March 25
Lawrence MacAuley and Oneil Carlier toured Osadczuk Cattle Company near Jenner Sunday, March 25 CHAT News Today

Federal, provincial ag ministers visit ground zero of bovine TB outbreak

By Brittney Matejka/CHAT News Today
March 26, 2018 - 6:03am

JENNER - Osadczuk Cattle Company gave a tour Sunday, March 25 of their once quarantined ranch to federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Alberta’s agriculture and forestry minister, Oneil Carlier.

Cows in the corn
Cows in the corn Beef Cattle Research Council web page

Considering whole plant corn grazing? Get the facts before you plant

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) with files from BCRC
March 20, 2018 - 4:05pm

LETHBRIDGE -  With new varieties of corn becoming available, more cattle producers across Canada are considering grazing whole plant corn as a viable winter feeding option.  With that in mind, producers may be thinking about planting grazing corn this spring.

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