Farmland Transaction Considerations

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting, Valuations & Appraisals

October 29, 2021

Every year after harvest, farmers have time to assess the year’s results, look at their current situations, and plan their next moves. For some, winter is the time they decide to make big changes. Numerous indicators point to a higher-than-normal surge in farmland transactions in the coming months.  The average age of farmers continues to rise,…

Economic Impact on Canadian Waterfowl Industry

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

October 5, 2021

Photo source: Canadian Poultry Magazine Throughout the summer and fall of 2021, Serecon completed a project working to increase the organizational development of the Canadian waterfowl sector. The goal was to increase industry involvement to ensure there is an organization that effectively represents and protects the interests of waterfowl producers…

Two Hills & Minburn Appraisals

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

September 14, 2021

Over the last two years, the agricultural appraisers at Serecon have completed projects involving more than 7,500 appraised acres in addition to the valuation of farm equipment and yardsites either as acreages or as part of the greater farming operation. The projects through the County of Two Hills and the County of Minburn required research and review…

Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project - Valuation Dynamics

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting, Valuations & Appraisals

August 26, 2021

It was been more than a year since the government's announcement of the irrigation project at Lake Diefenbaker. Our consultants note considerable interest in this project through our offices from various stakeholders as irrigation is a hot topic and generally in high demand. We have provided consultation for local landowners in that area, outside farmers,…

Equestrian Industry Analytic Services

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

August 10, 2021

Serecon’s broad management consulting experience across the Canadian agricultural landscape enables it to make strong contributions to organizations and businesses in agriculture-adjacent industries. The equestrian industry’s close integration with agricultural businesses and communities means that Serecon can leverage its industry knowledge and…

Lethbridge County - Farm Appraisals

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

August 2, 2021

Serecon has analyzed notable increases in farmland values recently for both irrigated and dryland properties throughout most of Lethbridge County. Specialty crop and livestock production are generally the key drivers of market demand whether it is for potatoes, sugar beats, canola, barley or greenfeed production for feedlots or dairies. From mid-2020…

Ponoka County - Farm Appraisals

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

July 13, 2021

Quarter sections with mostly open, cultivated farmland experienced strong demand over the last year in the central portion of Ponoka County. A large number of transactions indicated that quality land increased approximately 15% over the last twelve months. Our appraisers note that dairy operators have largely been the drivers of the real estate marketplace…

Rocky View County - Wheatland County - Farm Appraisals

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

June 30, 2021

The eastern portion of Rocky View County and the western portion of Wheatland County, generally near Highway 1, saw farmland values increase modestly over the land year for quality cropland. Ongoing appraisal and consulting projects in this region indicates that the farmland value trend appreciated about 5% since the summer of 2020. The value trend…

Agricultural Insurance Claim Expertise

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting, Valuations & Appraisals

June 11, 2021

The agricultural advisors at Serecon regularly complete analyses and projects for farmers, ranchers, and/or their lawyers, adjustors, insurance companies, and others who may be involved with damages, losses, or any type of agricultural insurance claims such as: fire damage and crop or pasture loss crop input application damages equipment malfunction…

Plant Protein Advisory Services

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Management Consulting

May 17, 2021

Serecon continues to contribute management consulting expertise towards the immense growth in Western Canada’s plant protein sector. The growth in plant protein is driven by global demand for plant-based foods and the various Provincial and Federal programs to promote expansion in this sector, including Protein Industries Canada (PIC). We provide…