Keeping an Eye on Livestock in this Hot Weather

With scorching temperatures in the forecast, producers are reminded to look for signs of heat stress in their livestock.

Extension Coordinator with Alberta Farm Animal Care, Melissa Moggy, says signs of heat stress in beef cattle are open mouth breathing with the tongue sticking out, laboured breathing, and drooling or frothing at the mouth.

She says, it's important to provide livestock lots of water and shade.

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Soybean Market Starting to Claw its Way Back

It's not all doom and gloom when looking at the soybean markets.

Analyst Jon Driedger says most of the bad news has already been priced into the market, and there could be a bit of an upswing on the horizon.

 

Sharing the Good Stories About Canadian Beef

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is working to create consumer confidence in beef.

With the increase in the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off this spring, came the creation and funding of an issues management program, also known as Public and Stakeholder Engagement.

Manager of Public and Stakeholder Engagement, Tom Lynch-Staunton, says they want consumers to feel good about buying beef, by providing nutritional information and reassuring people beef is raised responsibly.

 

Drought Conditions Worsen Across Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, persistent warm temperatures and lack of rain in July led to the expansion of drought conditions across the country.

They say, worsening of drought conditions was most prominent in southern Alberta, southern Ontario, Quebec and northern New Brunswick.

 

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