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    RealAg Radio, Oct 28: Farm Emojis, Syngenta’s Future and Cutting Edge Canola Agronomy

    RealAg Radio, Oct 28: Farm Emojis, Syngenta’s Future and Cutting Edge Canola Agronomy

    Apparently it’s Friday already! We’re one week into the launch of RealAg Radio — thanks for joining us! Shaun and Kelvin discuss harvest progress, new port terminal, elevator and wheat mill construction, and real heavy news — Think Shift’s publishing a set of farm-themed emojis for iPhones. Jay Bradshaw of Syngenta Canada shares some insight... Read More

    • 58 min
    Ruminating with RealAg, Ep. 10 — Sub-Cutaneous, Modified-Live and Over-Whelming: Developing a Vaccination Protocol

    Ruminating with RealAg, Ep. 10 — Sub-Cutaneous, Modified-Live and Over-Whelming: Developing a Vaccination Protocol

    There’s no doubt that having a vaccination protocol on hand could save booster misses, bring all farm employees to the same page and improve overall confidence in our herd health programs. But, developing that protocol can be more than a little overwhelming. At the 2015 UCVM Beef Cattle Conference, I (finally!) tracked down Cody Creelman, veterinarian... Read More

    • 40 min
    Ruminating with RealAg — Ep. 9: The Looming WLPIP Calf Coverage Deadline

    Ruminating with RealAg — Ep. 9: The Looming WLPIP Calf Coverage Deadline

    The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program’s (WLPIP) calf coverage deadline is May 28, 2015. WLPIP is a risk management program, allowing producers to pay a premium for forward price coverage. Should market price fall below their coverage level for their time frame, the producer will receive a payment. It all sounds pretty straightforward, but deciding... Read More

    • 11 min
    Ruminating with RealAg — Managing and Preventing Scours in Calves

    Ruminating with RealAg — Managing and Preventing Scours in Calves

    When you have livestock, you have scouring stock. Or, at least that’s how it seems some years, when any spare time you thought you might have is spent mixing, smelling and tubing warm electrolytes. In this episode of Ruminating with RealAg (the podcast), we hear about calf scours from Cody Creelman, a large animal veterinarian... Read More

    • 23 min
    Ruminating with RealAg — Ep. 7: Genetically Modifying Cattle

    Ruminating with RealAg — Ep. 7: Genetically Modifying Cattle

    This Ruminating with RealAg podcast takes us back to the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference in Saskatoon, where we hear from Suzanne Bertrand, deputy director general at the International Livestock Research Institute, on the differences between Canadian and African adoption of genomics technology, and how genetically modified cattle could combat African Sleeping Sickness. Related: Julie Borlaug Kicks... Read More

    • 15 min
    Ruminating with RealAg — Ep 6: Shedding Light on Near Infrared Technology

    Ruminating with RealAg — Ep 6: Shedding Light on Near Infrared Technology

    Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is widely used in research today. In medicine, NIR assists in non-invasive assessments of the brain, blood glucose levels and oxygen concentration in muscles. For agriculture, NIR is largely used in determining the quality of feedstuffs, as it’s quick and relatively inexpensive. Related: NIR Workshop Offers Beef Producers Another Way to Improve Feed... Read More

    • 21 min

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