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Elanco to become No. 2 in animal health with Bayer deal

Reuters — Elanco Animal Health agreed to buy Bayer’s veterinary drugs unit on Tuesday in a cash and stock deal valued at US$7.6 billion (C$10 billion), creating the second largest maker of medicines for livestock and pets and expanding Elanco’s reach online. The deal is the latest in the fast-growing animal health market, which has […] Read more

Philippines checks for swine fever as pig deaths rise

Manila | Reuters — The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas. The Bureau of Animal Industry had reported an increased mortality of pigs “raised by farmers in their backyards” […] Read more

Roger Smith, Business Development & Territory Manager with Protekta was the one to bring the product to Canada after touring Denmark.

New water-treated soymeal concentrate aimed for piglets

The Danish product can replace heat-treated soymeal

A new-to-Canada soymeal product uses water to remove the anti-nutritional factors found in soybean meal. Protekta is the Canadian distributor for a new soy-protein concentrate called AX-3 Advanced for piglets in creep, first and second stages of nursery diets. The feed should improve protein absorption by piglets and help reduce the use of zinc oxide, […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Cattle futures up on larger-than-expected weekly slaughter

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Monday after U.S. government data showed last week’s slaughter was bigger than the previous week’s, despite a fire that shuttered a Kansas beef plant. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated the weekly U.S. cattle slaughter through Saturday at 651,000 head, up from […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs limit down on demand concerns

Chicago | Reuters — CME lean hog futures fell sharply on Friday, with the most-active October contract notching a limit-down move as traders worried that seasonal growth in supplies will outstrip demand. Weakness in the cash market also spilled over into the futures, traders said. The demand concerns stemmed from uncertainty about potential purchases from […] Read more

Brett Schuyler checks new apples that are just starting to appear in the orchards.

Sheep complement fruit production on Ontario farm

The Schuylers raise sheep, maintain apple and cherry orchards and grow corn, soybeans and wheat

When farmers are told they have a good story to tell, a prime example may be found at Simcoe, Ont. Schuyler Farms is a diversified livestock, crop and fruit farm owned by brothers Marshall and Drew Schuyler, and Marshall’s sons Brett and Ryan. They grow about 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat, maintain 1,200 […] Read more


Dairy farmers to get direct cash payment as trade compensation

Canadian dairy farmers will be getting direct cash compensation after the government gave up dairy market access to other countries in recent trade deals. The compensation follows promises by the Trudeau government — and the Harper government before it — that dairy farmers would be compensated in some form for the loss of market. Why […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hog futures sink to five-month low

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday, pressured by big supplies that overwhelmed any optimism about news that China made its biggest purchases of U.S. pork in seven weeks, traders said. The world’s largest pork consumer bought 10,211 tonnes of U.S. pork between Aug. 2-8 […] Read more