A Combine World Record!

Last weekend, 303 combines in Winkler, Manitoba harvested a winter wheat field in under seven minutes, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most combines working simultaneously for five or more minutes.

This beats the previous world record of 244 combines set in Saskatchewan.

 

Combines Are Rolling in Southern Alberta

Harvest has started in the South East area of Southern Alberta.

According to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's latest crop report, harvest may be sooner than expected in select areas of the province due to dry conditions.

Crop conditions in the South and Central areas are significantly below the provincial average.

Read More:

 

PED Environmental Test Proves Positive in Saskatchewan Transport Trailer

A routine sampling process for PED (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea) virus resulted in a positive environmental test from a transport trailer in Saskatchewan.

The PED virus has caused the death of thousands of pigs in Canada and the U.S.

Saskatchewan’s Disease Surveillance Veterinarian, Dr. Wendy Wilkins, says the sample wasn't taken from the live animals, and the province hasn't had PED confirmed in live animals since the outbreak started in North America about four years ago.

 

Canada's Ag Minister Wraps Up Trade Mission

Federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, wrapped up his agricultural outreach mission to Argentina and Chile.

During his visit, MacAulay emphasized the strong North-South linkages already forged between farmers and producers throughout the Western Hemisphere, and urged the creation of more.

Read More:

 

Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected]

More Ag News

Second PED Case Confirmed

Alberta Pork has reported a second confirmed case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in Alberta. This disease which causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs was confirmed for the first time in…

CFIA Publishes Amendments To Health Of Animals Regulations On Animal Transportation

On Wednesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations on animal transportation. The overall objective is that animals arrive at their…

Canadian Animal Transportation Regulations Updated

On Wednesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations on animal transportation. The overall objective is that animals arrive at their…

Considerations When Shopping For Your Next Bull

Beef producers are looking for their new herd sires this time of year. Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) Research and Innovation Coordinator, Stacey Domolewski, says there's no one type of bull…

Canadian Government Invests In Animal Welfare

On Tuesday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of up to $4.56 million to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition. The investment was made on behalf of the…

Corteva Agriscience Acquires Clearfield Canola In Canada And U.S.

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced that it has acquired the Clearfield Canola Production System in Canada and the United States from BASF. Clearfield canola is a…

Cattle Nutrition Top Of Mind For Producers This Time Of Year

Local farmers gathered at Cattlemen's Corner in Nanton on Tuesday, February 19 for a Cattle Nutrition Talk. Ridley Block Operations Director of Research and Nutrition Services, Mark Robbins, spoke at…

Fourth Generation Rancher Runs For NDP In Livingstone-Macleod

The NDP has their candidate for the Livingstone-Macleod Riding, and it's not the usual candidate they normally run here. M.D. of Ranchland Reeve Cam Gardner has tossed his hat into the ring for the…

Reframing The Conversation Around Antibiotics

Farmers need to reframe the conversation on the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. That from Dr. Leah Dorman with Phibro Animal Health. "I think it's important because there is a lot of…

UCP Plans To Repeal Bill 6 If Elected

Over the weekend, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney said if elected they'll repeal Bill 6. The farm safety legislation enacted in 2016 under the NDP government would end with the UCP's…

CochraneNow.com is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login