Manitoba Farmland Value Trend - RMs of Morris & MacDonald

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

June 29, 2015

Research completed by Serecon has indicated that farmland values in the RM's of MacDonald and Morris, which are located south-southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba have risen approximately 5% in the first half of 2015. The research analyzed good quality, cultivated farmland. For a specific indication of your farmland portfolio, contact Serecon to inquire…

Saskatchewan Farmland Value Trend - Indian Head & Qu'Appelle

Tags: Valuations & Appraisals

June 23, 2015

Our specialists in the business of agriculture have analyzed farmland transactions in the Indian Head and Qu'Appelle areas which are located approximately 50 km east of Regina. The appraisal research completed found that cultivated farmland in that area have appreciated in value about 5% from December, 2014 to June, 2015. Email Brad Slomp or call…

Alberta Farmland Value Trend - Lac Ste Anne County

Tags: Farm Asset Management, Valuations & Appraisals

June 16, 2015

Serecon has found that good quality, cultivated farm land in Lac Ste Anne County has appreciated in value approximately 15% from January, 2013 to September, 2014 or about 0.75% per month. Lac Ste Anne County is located 30 km northwest of Edmonton and includes the Towns of Mayerthorpe and Onoway. Contact Serecon to inquire about our Land Value Trend…

Serecon Leadership Scholarship

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

May 27, 2015

Congratulations to Erica Ward as this year's winner of the Serecon Leadership Scholarship. Erica has had superior academic achievement in her B.Sc. Animal Health program at the University of Alberta. She has displayed leadership qualities as an executive of the Pre-Vet and Animal Health Club and as a member of the Poultry Club. Serecon is happy to…

Serecon and Altus Group Annouce a Strategic Alliance

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

May 8, 2015

Serecon and Altus Group's RVA Team recently established a strategic alliance that creates a framework for combining the strengths and expertise of both companies. The alliance will enable clients to benefit from an integrated business model in Agriculture and Agri-Business Valuation and Advisory Services by providing industry specific local expertise…

What's the Beef about Land Prices?

Tags: Valuations & Appraisals

April 29, 2015

The latest Land Value Trends newsletter has now been released, summarizing Alberta land sales during the second half of 2014.  In an effort to provide an analysis that reflects variances across the province, we have again included regional analyses and examined re-sales. Overall for Alberta, the greatest concentration of sales in 2014 occurred in…

AgEagle Crop Scouting UAV / Drone

March 31, 2015

The AgEagle RAPID is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone specifically designed to enhance crop scouting for agriculture.  Two of Serecon's shareholders, Don Hoover and Markus Weber, have founded AgEagle Canada Inc. to bring the tractor-tough flight platform and associated cloud processing capacity to Canada. The AgEagle RAPID delivers fully…

Alberta Farmland: Bubble or Bargain?

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

March 10, 2015

Serecon discusses the farmland value trend in Alberta and the outlook for 2015 in an article in Yield Alberta 2015. Data about interest rates, farm revenue, net operating return, and the average appreciation rate in farmland after deducting inflation is presented and discussed. Click on the above link to read the article and find out more…

Serecon Scholarships

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

March 5, 2015

Each year, Serecon donates two scholarships to students who are studying agriculture at the University of Alberta. Qualified candidates can apply to the following academic awards: The Ralph Ashmead Agricultural Economics International Award, which is in memory of the late Ralph W. Ashmead who was a partner with Serecon, has been offered since 2011.…

Saskatchewan Farmland Values Trend - 2014

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

February 11, 2015

An analysis of farmland transactions throughout Saskatchewan indicates that the land value of average quality cultivated land has increased an average of 7% in 2014. The market data shows that most of the gains occurred in the first half of 2014 while the marketplace showed a slowdown in the second half of 2014. This is largely due to decreases in…