Canada’s dairy sector: Efficiency provides the way forward
Canada's dairy producers' efficiency will help sustain profits in increasingly complex market.Apr 26, 2016
The automation of Agriculture: Part 1
For an industry that's long been plagued by shortages of qualified labour, the advent of robotic assistants is a welcome development. We can expect to see more robots taking their place in agricultural enterprises. A 2014 study by Wintergreen Research finds that worldwide markets for agriculture and agrifood robots are poised for significant growth. It projects global sales at more than $16 billion by 2020.Jan 22, 2015
The Automation of agriculture_Part II_Farming with robots
Were he alive today, Cyrus McCormick would likely be impressed. The man credited with inventing the mechanical reaper in 1834 would recognize an industry on the cusp of a new age. Over the last 30 years, information and communication technologies like sensors, GPS, WIFI, analytic software and the Internet have laid a foundation for an era of highly- automated, data-driven, precision agriculture.Feb 20, 2015
Is genomic selection for feed-efficiency appealing to cattle producers?
Recently developed technology has been shown to further improve the feed-efficiency for beef cattle. ''Genomic selection' aims to improve the genetics of feed efficiency.Mar 19, 2015
Heinz – Kraft merger: What does it mean for Canadian food processors?
The recent Kraft-Heinz merger has implications for Canada's food processors to remain competitive.Apr 9, 2015
Perspectives: Ag equipment with Arnie Josephson
Arnie Josephson talks about the latest ag industry trends and which he feels are here for the long term.Apr 29, 2016
What’s influencing Canadian farm numbers in 2016?
The number of Canadian farms continues to shrink. But two forces are at work to slow that rate of decline.May 9, 2017
La Petite Bretonne: Baking with big technology
La Petite Bretonne, a successful baked goods company, shares their journey to success - and points to automation as one of the keys.Apr 29, 2016
What are your big rocks?
Find out how to address the important tasks for your farm and family and make the most of your time.Feb 25, 2016
Ask an expert: Lead like a champion
Olympic human and organizational performance coach Richard Monette shares tips and strategies to overcome barriers to success.Apr 29, 2016