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Effect of water sulphate on beef cattle

Sulphate can be found in almost all natural water and is probably the most common contaminant of water sources for livestock in Saskatchewan. High levels of sulphate in drinking water has considerable impact on both health and performance of animals.

Flexibility and options for producers dealing with dry conditions

Last week Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced additional measures and adjustments to programming to help address the dry conditions across the province.

Water quality really does matter

As I travel around the southeastern part of the province the crops are up and growing and I see sprayers in the field. I also see lots of spray, hoses and pumps sitting next to wetland areas.

Agriculture This Week - Business driving more than sales

It is increasingly obvious that much in our world moving forward will not be imposed by government regulation, but rather by the philosophies put forward by big business.
Effects of water sulphate on beef cattle

Effects of water sulphate on beef cattle

Naomi Paley Regional Livestock Specialist Yorkton Regional Office Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Sulphate can be found in almost all natural water and is probably the most common contaminant of water sources for livestock in Saskatchewan.
Crops need rain in most areas of SK

Crops need rain in most areas of SK

Some areas in the province received rainfall last week, which helped address topsoil moisture conditions; however, significant rain is still needed in many areas to help crops, hay and pasture develop, according to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Weekly

Agriculture This Week - Glyphosate issue overblown

A recent report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, has sent a veritable shockwave through the agricultural community, and has consumers again questioning possible food safety.
Oil and gas rights sales for June

Oil and gas rights sales for June

The June sale of petroleum and natural gas rights raised $9.8 million in revenue for the province at an average price of $570 per hectare. After three sales in 2015, land sale revenues total $32.7 million.

Focus on Agriculture: Using financial statement ratios

As discussed in my last article, while financial statements are the measuring stick for farm business analysis, many farmers do not use them to their full potential.

Focus on Agriculture: Using financial statement ratios

As discussed in my last article, while financial statements are the measuring stick for farm business analysis, many farmers do not use them to their full potential.
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