Studying the benefits of grassfed livestock

The production system is linked to healthier meat, egg and dairy products By Laura Rance OrganicBiz staff It’s unlikely that University of Toronto researcher Richard Bazinet will include on his resumé the fact that he had a whole room of farmers holding their noses during one of his presentations. But it was actually an effective […]

Turning livestock mortalities into compost

By Greg Berg OrganicBiz staff Livestock producers are always working to avoid mortalities, but they do happen and are an unfortunate part of production. In addition, dealing with the carcass afterward can be time consuming. On display at Manitoba Ag Days this past January, BioMulcher is designed to handle these dead animals by mechanically breaking them […]

‘World’s largest farm’ harvests $17.5-million for animal feed expansion

OrganicBiz staff AgriProtein has secured US$17.5-million from key strategic partners to fund expansion into Europe, North and South America and Asia for its waste-to-protein feed product. The new investment values the company at over US$117-million – making it the most valuable fly-farming business in the world. The funding helps position AgriProtein to meet growing demand from animal feed […]

Open Farm Day/Organic Week: Howpark Farms

Open Farm Day/Organic Week Farm Tour at Howpark Farms. See organic grains, grass-fed organic beef and pastured chickens. Visit the Manitoba Open Farm Day website for details. Directions From Brandon, travel east on Richmond Avenue and at the corner of 65th Street East, turn south (right). Travel 11.2 km (7 miles) to dead end. Turn east […]

Open Farm Day/Organic Week: Integrity Foods

Open Farm Day/Organic Week Tour of Integrity Foods, Riverton, Manitoba. Pets for all to enjoy – goats, sheep, pigs, miniature donkey, alpaca, chickens, geese, ducks, cats, dogs, rabbits. Garden walks and conversation on growing, harvesting and preserving food. Fresh pizza from the outdoor wood-fired oven available for purchase. Tours at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. […]