|Bourgault Industries Ltd. Issues Additional Layoff Notices - Monday, March 18, 2019|
Most regrettably, because of continued deterioration in market conditions in the grain production sector, Bourgault Industries Ltd. has issued layoff notices to approximately 9% of its total workforce. This includes suspending the manufacturing portion of its division in Minot, North Dakota, which was more heavily impacted by duties. The company is experiencing reduced demand for its products due to a number of factors which include:
- Continued drought conditions over the south western half of Western Canada, the Northern US Plains, Australia and parts of Eastern Europe;
- Higher fertilizer and input prices for our farmers;
- Massive steel price increases and price increases in component parts due to tariffs and duties have made farm equipment more expensive;
- Lentil prices are low because of the 25% tariffs that have been imposed by India;
- Canola prices have continued to soften due to poor trade relations between Canada and China;
- Soil moisture conditions in the southwestern Prairies and the upper Northern US Plains improved last fall and there is snow cover over the fields but large areas are still experiencing low soil moisture setting up expectations of a below average crop.
These layoff notices will take effect in approximately 4 weeks unless market conditions improve substantially in the interim. Upon the return of more normal market conditions, Bourgault Industries Ltd. would expect to return to higher production levels shortly after normalization occurs.
Please note that no media interviews, to discuss the events of the layoffs, will be provided by any Bourgault Industries Ltd. management or staff.
|Bourgault Releases the First Scale Models - Thursday, November 08, 2018|
Bourgault Scale Models
For the first time, farmers and farmers-at-heart can purchase a 1:64 scale model of a Bourgault seeding system! Bourgault has contracted SpecCast, a well renowned scale model producer to produce two Bourgault products for collectors. SpecCast, based in Dyersville, IA has produced high quality models under licensing for companies such as John Deere, Case IH, AGCO, Ford and Chevy.
Bourgault 7950 Air Seeder with Conveyor and Saddle Tank
Bourgault 76' 3320 Paralink Hoe Drill QDA with Hi Flotation
We believe that these models provide the level of detail that satisfies the serious collector, yet are affordable enough for kids to enjoy, and hope they find a place in either one's collection. The Bourgault scale models will only be available for sale through the Parts Department at authorized Bourgault dealerships and only while quantities last. Product is expected to be available mid-December, but dealers are taking in orders now. Your closest Bourgault dealer can be found through the Dealer Locator web page
|Bourgault Industries Ltd. Issues Layoff Notices - Monday, October 29, 2018|
October 29th, 2018
Bourgault Industries Ltd. has issued layoff notices to approximately 7% of its workforce. The company is experiencing reduced demand for its products due to a number of negative events that have occurred in the markets that it services. These notices will take effect in approximately 8 weeks unless market conditions improve substantially in the interim. The factors that are impacting demand for farm equipment include:
- Drought in Western Canada, the Northern US Plains, Australia and parts of Eastern Europe has reduced crop yields in the affected areas;
- Massive steel price increases due to tariffs and duties have made farm equipment more expensive;
- Because of tariffs, lentil prices are approximately 50% lower than they were one year ago;
- Durum prices are more than $2.00 per bushel lower than a year ago;
- Canola prices are lower than one year ago;
- An abnormally wet fall has reduced crop quality for cereal grains and some of the pulse crops on the Western Prairies and Northern U.S. Plains;
- Drying costs will significantly reduce profit margins for farmers in the wet areas;
- The frost in September on the Northern Prairies has reduced crop quality and yields of later seeded crops; and
- Soil moisture in the southwestern Prairies and the upper Northern US Plains has improved but large areas are still experiencing low soil moisture reserves.
Upon the return of more normal market conditions, Bourgault Industries Ltd. would expect to return to higher production levels shortly after normalization occurs.
|LandTechnik Visits Bourgault - Wednesday, September 05, 2018|
|Agrar-Adventure - LandTechnikVideos.de Visits Bourgault|
|Landtechnikvideos.de is video production company owned and operated by brothers Tammo and Jörn Gläser of Germany. In addition to the large library of agricultural based professional videos, Tammo and Jörn also host Agrar-Adventure farm tours to various grain producing regions of the world. Bourgault was happy to act as a host for the second year with a tour through the manufacturing facilities in St. Brieux SK.|
|Guests from Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Belgium and Luxemburg had the opportunity to observe manufacture large scale seeding equipment destined for North America, Eastern Europe and Australia. Being Western European farmers, many neven had the opportunity to see this scale of seeding units in thier own countries.|
It was a pleasure to have these farmers tour our facilites, and wish them a great stay for the balance of their tour.
|Bourgault SEEdING is BELIEVING 2018 a Success! - Thursday, July 12, 2018|
Bourgault would like to thank everyone who made the trip out to this year’s field day. Despite the challenges posed by the rain on Wednesday, the ground dried up sufficiently through the night and Thursday was a beautiful day with excellent conditions for seeding. The Agronomy Trials were popular again this year, as well as the factory tours in the morning. Keep the first week of July open next year to check out the event in St. Brieux.
Watch a short video of the event - Bourgault Field Day 2018
|U of S Soils & Crops Workshop - 2018 Student Travel Award - Tuesday, March 13, 2018|
Each year, the Bourgault bursary is provided to a graduate student from outside of the University of Saskatchewan to attend the Soils and Crops conference and present their current research. This year's recipient was PhD student Yeukai Katanga from Trent University.
Her presentation was titled "Interseeded Cover Crops, Soil Health and Nitrogen Supply for Grain Corn in Ontario". Yeukai is pictured receiving the bursary from Scott Anderson, PAg.
|Bourgault Agronomy Trials - 2017 Results - Wednesday, January 24, 2018|
For the third consecutive year, Bourgault Industries explored different placement options of phosphorus with canola, including extremely high rates seed placed and a split application where starter P is placed with the seed and the bulk of the P fertilizer is placed in the band with nitrogen and sulphur fertilizer.
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As in 2015 and 2016, we recorded both expected and unexpected results in our trials. The 2017 season was no different, which is documented in the 2017 Report available for download.
|Bourgault Industries Recognized with EDA Dealer’s Choice Award - Thursday, August 10, 2017|
Bourgault Industries has been recognized with an EDA Dealer’s Choice Award in the 2017 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey Report.
The prestigious award was presented by the Equipment Dealers Association in the Shortline category. The company was recognized for top scores in all 11 business categories, including product quality, technical support and responsiveness to dealer needs, plus a separate overall satisfaction rating from dealers.
Go to the EDA website to read the full article
|2017 Soils & Crops Student Travel Award - Friday, March 17, 2017|
U of S Soils & Crops Workshop - 2017 Student Travel Award
Each year, the Bourgault bursary is provided to a graduate student from outside of the University of Saskatchewan to attend the Soils and Crops conference and present their current research.
This year's recipient was Magda Rogalsky, a student at the University of Manitoba. Her presentation was titled "Phosphorus and Zinc Fertilization Beneficial Management Practices for Corn in Manitoba: 2015-2016 Season Update". Magda is pictured receiving the bursary from Curtis deGooijer, Corporate Agronomist for Bourgault.
|Fertilizer Placement Comparison - 2016 Trial Update - Monday, March 13, 2017|
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The Bourgault Agronomy team conducted large scale fertility trails for a second consecutive year near St. Brieux Saskatchewan on canola. The goal of the trials is to identify ways to safely increase phosphorus fertilizer rates in a one pass system. This included strategies producers can implement with their current equipment as well as a triple shoot configuration. As like last year, plant access to phosphorus placed in the mid-row bander showed up as an increase in overall yield. There was also a yield response to high amounts of seed placed phosphorus. Download the full report for more details.
|2016 Soils & Crops Workshop Student Travel Award - Monday, March 21, 2016|
U of S Soils & Crops Workshop - 2016 Student Travel Award
This year, the Bourgault bursary is provided to a graduate student from outside of the University of Saskatchewan to attend the Soils and Crops conference and present their current research.
This year's recipient was Sirajum Munira
, a student at the University of Manitoba. Her presentation was titled "Glyphosate retention and phosphorus adsorption-maximum in Prairie Soils
". Sirajum is pictured receiving the bursary from Curtis deGooijer, Corporate Agronomist for Bourgault.Link to U of S list of Graduate Student Award Winners
|Winners - Bourgault Jacket Draws - Friday, March 04, 2016|
Winners of the Bourgault Jacket Draws
Congratulations to all the Bourgault jacket winners who entered the draws at the various winter farm shows. Thanks to everyone who entered, and for stopping by the Bourgault booth this winter.
|Fertilizer Placement Comparison (FPC) Trial - 2015 - Monday, February 01, 2016|
Phosphorus with Canola
The purpose of testing Phosphorus (P) placements is to provide producers with a safe method to apply removal rates of P in a one-pass seeding operation.
The Agronomy team at Bourgault Industries wanted to explore different placement options in canola, including high rates seed placed and a split application where starter P is placed with the seed and the bulk of the P fertilizer is placed in the band with the rest of the fertilizer.