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07 June 2013
View news from Canada Cattle Sold At Auction Following Farmer Arrest
CANADA – Cattle have had to be sold at auction in Saskatchewan following the arrest of two farmers after Animal Rights officers discovered 300 animals in ‘distress’ on an Assiniboia farm....
View news from Canada Be Cautious of Autotoxicity When Developing Old Alfalfa Stands
CANADA - Although many plants produce chemicals to defend against pests, some give off chemicals that hinder other plant species, which is why farmers should be wary when developing old alfalfa fields. ...
13 May 2013
View news from Canada Unique Red and While Holstein Joins Stud
CANADA - A red and white full brother to the top two show heifers in Britain has been launched for sale by Dairy Daughters, bringing high type and a deep cow family together for red and white dairy breeders....
06 May 2013
View news from Canada New Milk Class for Mozzarella
CANADA - The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) has announced the creation of a milk class for mozzarella cheese to be used on fresh pizzas. ...
25 April 2013
View news from Canada Forage and Transportation Aid Applications Extended
CANADA – The period for submitting applications to receive forage and livestock transportation has been extended to May 1, a decision the government hopes will alleviate pressure in drought hit Quebec....
24 April 2013
View news from Canada Growing Forward 2 Launched in Manitoba
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister says Growing Forward 2 takes a less reactive and more proactive approach to addressing the challenges faced by agriculture....
18 April 2013
View news from Canada Butter, Cheese, Cream Progesterone Tested - No Health Risk
CANADA - A study released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has found that 737 samples of butter, cheese and cream tested for progesterone do not pose a health risk to consumers....
03 April 2013
View news from Canada Climate and Crop Trends Provide Downer Cow 'Perfect Storm'
CANADA - Forage quality issues are leading to nutrient deficiencies in cattle on Canadian farms....
View news from Canada Genetics Industry to be Given Development Grant
CANADA – Last month the federal government pledged over CAN$1million to help promote the Canadian livestock genetics industry....
02 April 2013
View news from Canada Report Confirms Ag Sector’s Continued Growth, Economic Value
CANADA - "An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2013", a report released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), shows the strong contribution of the agriculture and agri-food sector to Canada’s economy. ...
20 March 2013
View news from Canada Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have High Genomic Replikin Counts
CANADA - A group of lethal bacteria are of increasing concern worldwide because they are becoming resistant to many or all of the antibiotics previously effective against them. Bioradar UK Ltd. has announced in Ottawa that it has discovered that the concentration...
19 March 2013
View news from Canada Harper Govt Helps Boost Exports in High-Quality Genetics
CANADA - The Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA) will help increase demand for Canadian genetics around the world with the support of the Harper Government. ...
13 March 2013
View news from Canada Study Could Shed Light on Prion Adaptation
CANADA – A University of Alberta research team has made a discovery that could explain how prion diseases adapt in order to spread across different species....
01 March 2013
View news from Canada Positive Outlook for Canadian Agri Sector
CANADA - Three new reports released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are showing a positive outlook for farmers in 2013. ...
25 February 2013
View news from Canada Tight Supplies, High Prices Expected Until Prices Ease
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB predicts continued tight global availability of grain and high prices before prices start to ease in anticipation of this year's harvest....
View news from Canada Health and Management Benefits From Dairy Network Launch
CANADA – In a big step for herd management evaluation, the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) has been launched through government funding....
21 February 2013
View news from Canada Value of Livestock Manure Fertilizer Underscored
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says the rising price of commercial fertilizer has highlighted the economic value that can be extracted from the use of livestock manure fertilizer, Bruce Cochrane...
15 February 2013
View news from Canada Independent Panel Appointed in Response to E Coli Outbreak
CANADA - While Canada's food safety system remains robust events such as the XL Foods Inc. beef recall that occurred in September and October of 2012 underscore the importance of ongoing review and continuous improvement....
View news from Canada New Variety of Sainfoin Could Mean Bloat Free Alfalfa Forage
CANADA - Great news has ermerged for cattle producers as Scientists have developed a new variety of sainfoin that when paired with alfalfa in a mixed stand offers bloat-free alfalfa pasture grazing for cattle....
14 February 2013
View news from Canada Sustainable Dairy Farming For the Future
CANADA - Nullifying the well publicised impact of dairy cows on the environment is vital for the longevity of the sector and anaerobic digestion could be the answer, according to Dairy Farmers of Canada. ...
11 February 2013
View news from Canada Biosecurity for Canadian Dairy Farms National Standard Released
CANADA - A new biosecurity standard was introduced today that will help dairy producers protect the health of their herds....
01 February 2013
View news from Canada Nut and Dairy Go Undeclared on Labelling
CANADA – Consumers with nut and dairy allergies are being warned about the consumption of Berry Chocolate Hearts after hazelnuts and milk were found in mislabelled Riverbend Plantation Inc. products....
29 January 2013
View news from Canada Governments Invest $3.4 Million Into Livestock Research
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced $3.4 million in funding for 23 livestock and forage research projects. ...
24 January 2013
View news from Canada Sector Strengthened by Saskatchewan Forage Network
CANADA - With the support of the Harper Government, Saskatchewan forage industry members will work together to develop and implement a strategy to improve the sector's competitiveness and to ensure its long-term prosperity....
22 January 2013
View news from Canada Animal Welfare Research Network Joins Prestigious Organisations
CANADA – New research avenues are possible following the creation of a network between leading animal welfare research and development organisations....
17 January 2013
View news from Canada Fertiliser Effects Being Tackled by Joint Programme
CANADA - The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a joint commitment to support agriculture production...
14 January 2013
View news from Canada Investment in New Technology to Support Cattle Industry
CANADA - An Alberta company will boost the value and use of genomics in the cattle industry with new trait identification tools which are expected to optimise productivity by government ministers. ...
09 January 2013
View news from Canada Governments Help Ontario Farmers Find Sustainable Water Management Solutions
CANADA - The governments of Canada and Ontario are making a joint investment to help producers adopt innovative and sustainable on-farm water management practices. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs...
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