Duncan and Irene were not planning to have someone take over their farm, since they didn’t have children. However, they found that transitioning their farm to their young employee was more lucrative than selling it off, and it would also allow them to transition into retirement after a lifetime of farming.
Cash feed barley pricing eased from its summer highs, but the market remains well supported as feed supplies in the coming year are expected to tighten up.
Hybrids are becoming more popular in Canadian agriculture with corn and canola yields increasing steadily. Wheat, rye and barley hybrids are being worked on now in hopes of making cereals more profitable by reducing production costs.
John Wilmott, industry leader and past President of Canadian Western Agribition has served Canadian agriculture for decades bringing advancements for countless organizations and growing the CWA into the best beef show on the continent.