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22 August 2012
View news from Canada Wastewater Treatment for Nova Scotia Farm
CANADA - Canada's Economic Action Plan (EAP) is helping a Nova Scotia dairy farm increase its revenues and production capacity. An investment for the purchase and installation of new wastewater treatment equipment at Cook's Dairy Farm Ltd., in Yarmouth,...
21 August 2012
View news from Canada Meeting the Greatest Global Farming Challenge
ANALYSIS - The world is facing the greatest farming challenge of all time with a booming global population and a potential quadrupling of the number of people who will be able to afford to eat high quality diets. ...
View news from Canada Research to Replace Antibiotics in Livestock Feed
CANADA - A new investment from the Harper Government will support research into an innovative substitute for antibiotics in livestock feed. Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced...
20 August 2012
View news from Canada Livestock Species and Diet Influence Manure
CANADA - The Canada Research Chair in Applied Soil Ecology with the University of Manitoba says diet is one of the factors that will influence the nutrient levels contained in composted livestock manure, writes Bruce Cochrane, University of Manitoba. ...
15 August 2012
View news from Canada Canada Reviews Milk Import Requirements
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reviewing import requirements for milk under the Health of Animals Regulations in order to ensure that Canada’s import controls continue to protect animal and human health....
09 August 2012
View news from Canada Canada and BC Invest in Sustainable Agriculture
CANADA - The British Columbia agricultural industry will benefit from an investment in two projects to develop energy solutions that will also reduce agricultural waste, announced federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and British Columbia Agriculture...
06 August 2012
View news from Canada Government Seeks Feedback on Feed Regulations
CANADA - e Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) would like feedback on modernising Canada’s Feeds Regulations....
View news from Canada Information on Feed Grain Availability, Price
CANADA - Dr Colleen Christensen, the Executive Director of the Feeds Innovation Institute (FII) at the University of Saskatchewan, says with profitability tightening farmers are increasingly interested in tracking what is available....
30 July 2012
View news from Canada Livestock Transport Training Programme Revised
CANADA - The Canadian Livestock Transport Certification Programme project coordinator expects a fully revised livestock transport training programme to be ready for classroom delivery across Canada by the end of this year, Bruce Cochrane writes....
27 July 2012
View news from Canada Government Invests in Forage Land Restoration
CANADA - The Peace River region of British Columbia will be able to put forage land to better use thanks to an investment from the Harper Government....
17 July 2012
View news from Canada Canada Invests in National Traceability System
CANADA - The Canadian government is making an important investment to help build a single national livestock traceability system with robust data management capabilities. Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux announced the creation of the Canadian Agri-Traceability...
30 May 2012
View news from Canada Animal Health Act to Improve Disease Control
CANADA - Don McRae, Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia clarifies provisions within the new Animal Health Act and allays concerns expressed by some, specifically around privacy issues and disclosure of disease outbreaks....
28 May 2012
View news from Canada Dairy Farmers Must Optimise Feed
CANADA - Dairy farmers will be able to reduce their costs and environmental impact with a new investment from the Harper Government. Member of Parliament James Rajotte (Edmonton-Leduc), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced an investment...
25 May 2012
View news from Canada Livestock Producers Advised to Make Use of Youtube
CANADA - An animal science professor with Colorado State University is encouraging livestock producers to make use of Youtube to show the public what happens day to day on their farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
02 May 2012
View news from Canada Expanding Cattle Trade with Morocco, Middle East
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz completed a successful trade mission to Morocco in which he discussed the mutual benefits of a Canada-Morocco free trade agreement (FTA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on agricultural co-operation...
30 April 2012
View news from Canada Protecting Livestock from Schmallenberg Virus
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing new import measures to help protect Canadian livestock from the Schmallenberg virus, a recently discovered virus currently present in Europe....
26 April 2012
View news from Canada Canada's Food System Sustainability Challenged
CANADA - A report released by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has criticised intensive livestock operations for their use of antibiotics, effect on the environment and rural communities, poor welfare and cost to the taxpayer....
25 April 2012
View news from Canada Support for Premises Identification Programme
CANADA - The Agri-Food Traceability Coordinator with MAFRI says livestock producers have been highly supportive of the province's Premises Identification Programme, according to Bruce Cochrane....
11 April 2012
View news from Canada Ontario Cow Breaks World Record Milk Yields
CANADA - A Canadian cow is laying claim to the world’s record for lifetime milk production....
30 March 2012
View news from Canada Cost-Effective Feed Critical to Livestock Production
CANADA - The director of research and business development with the Canadian International Grains Institute says the ability to provide consistent cost-effective feed is critical to the success of a livestock operation, Bruce Cochrane writes....
29 March 2012
View news from Canada Canada & Manitoba Partner to Protect Animal Health
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) have announced an information-sharing agreement that will strengthen food safety and animal health management in Manitoba and across the country....
23 March 2012
View news from Canada Canada Looks to Secure Trade
CANADA - This week, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz spoke at an international meeting of industry and government officials working to make sure consumers have more dependable access to food and that farmers have predictable, science-based trade. ...
21 March 2012
View news from Canada Canada Looks to Strengthen Livestock Traceability
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has called for feedback on proposed changes to the Health of Animals Act intended to strengthen livestock and poultry traceability in Canada....
20 March 2012
View news from Canada First Commercial Shipment of Alfalfa Hay to China
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz yesterday marked the first ever commercial shipment of Canadian alfalfa hay to enter the lucrative Chinese market. Canada gained market access for this commodity in March 2011. Twenty containers of Canadian alfalfa...
13 March 2012
View news from Canada Canada Welcomes US BSE Rules
US - The Government of Canada welcomes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposal to modernise its import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The proposed changes are based on World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)...
08 March 2012
View news from Canada Technology Offers Barley Digestible Energy Analysis
CANADA - A new Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy calibration is providing barley growers and their customers a quick and accurate analysis of the digestible energy content of barley....
07 March 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Farmers Trust Regulated Dairy Industry
CANADA - Canada's response to the "milk wars" in the United States in the 1970s was to establish a supply management system that both protects and restricts the income of its dairy farmers. A University of Illinois study examined how the government regulation...
01 March 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Gain Market Access to Azerbaijan
CANADA - Canadian cattle producers will benefit from new access to yet another international market. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced that Azerbaijan has agreed to export conditions to allow Canadian cattle...
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