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06 June 2016
View news from Canada What Canadian Cattle Producers Need to Know About Antimicrobial Use
ANALYSIS - The effects would be huge to the cattle industry if antimicrobials were not available for use, said Bryan Thiessen, farm manager at Namaka Farms Incorporated in Canada....
23 May 2016
View news from Canada BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained...
14 April 2016
View news from Canada Canada Funds Genomics Research to Help Detect Ag Pests, Diseases
CANADA - Canada has announced $30 million of funding over six years to support advanced research in agricultural genomics to mitigate biological threats to agriculture....
31 March 2016
View news from Canada Canada Funding More Research to Reduce Farm Greenhouse Gases
CANADA - The Government of Canada is investing $27 million to help producers find ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their farming operations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced....
15 February 2016
View news from Canada Livestock Producers Have Opportunity to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use
CANADA - A Minto area farmer says livestock producers have an opportunity to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases by reducing their use of fossil fuels, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 November 2015
View news from Canada New Canadian Agriculture Minister Gets Stuck In
CANADA - Canada’s new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAuley has been swift to tackle some tough issues that are high priorities for Canadian farmers, writes Angela Lovell....
16 November 2015
View news from Canada What will a Liberal Government Mean for Canadian Agriculture?
CANADA - As the new, majority Liberal Government under Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (above), gets down to work, the agricultural community is looking forward to more openness and engagement with the industry than it had under the outgoing conservatives,...
07 September 2015
View news from Canada Bluetongue Found in Canadian Beef Cattle
CANADA – Bluetongue disease has been confirmed in three beef cattle in Ontario, reports the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports after serology testing....
04 August 2015
View news from Canada Conclusion Still Not Reached on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - The recent talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between countries on the Pacific rim ended without a conclusion, although ministers still say consensus is near....
30 July 2015
View news from Canada Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
24 July 2015
View news from Canada Beating BRD with Ear Tags
CANADA – There is scope for the feedlots of the future to use ear tags in the early detection of cattle disease, according to early research....
14 July 2015
View news from Canada New Laboratory to Help Canada Identify Foreign Animal Diseases
CANADA - A new facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened last week....
29 June 2015
View news from Canada Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support more environmentally responsible fuel storage....
15 June 2015
View news from Canada Canada's Winter Wheat Supply Looking Tighter
CANADA - Winter Cereals Canada expects tighter than average supplies of fall seeded cereal crops this year as a result of reduced plantings last fall and potential losses from frost that hit a couple of weeks ago, writes Bruce Cochrane....
28 May 2015
View news from Canada Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified transporters....
17 April 2015
View news from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
07 April 2015
View news from Canada New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 March 2015
View news from Canada Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Member of Parliament...
09 March 2015
View news from Canada Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
25 February 2015
View news from Canada Lack of Workers Impacts Livestock Sector Profitability
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardizes the viability of the plants, the profitability of livestock producers, and existing jobs at those plants....
10 February 2015
View news from Canada Call for Legislative Fix to Country of Origin Labelling
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz called for a legislative fix to the argument over Country of Origin Labelling is a series of meetings in Washington DC last week....
28 January 2015
View news from Canada New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with the goal of identifying more comprehensive and sustainable...
20 January 2015
View news from Canada Secure Winter Wheat for Feed Before Demand Spikes
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising livestock producers to secure supplies of winter wheat for feed before demand for the crop spikes, writes Bruce Cochrane....
16 January 2015
View news from Canada Five-point Food Strategy to Support Manitoba Producers
CANADA - A new five-point strategy to support the long-term growth of Manitoba's food industry, including smaller scale farmers and processors, was announced this week by Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. ...
07 January 2015
View news from Canada Canadian Food Processing Industry in Critical Shortage of Workers
CANADA - Providing 64,570 jobs across Canada, the meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector....
24 December 2014
View news from Canada Canada Gaining a Better Understanding of Livestock Disease
CANADA - The member of parliament for Saskatoon Humboldt says new research aimed at gaining a better understanding of diseases that affect livestock will help build on Canada's reputation as a world leader in the production of safe healthy food, writes...
01 December 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Producers Drive to Sustainable Beef
ANALYSIS - Canada's own sustainable beef initiative, the CRSB, is all about acknowledging beef's impact and making sure it is positive. ...
30 October 2014
View news from Canada $2.46 Million Donation to Fund a New Canadian Feed Research Center
CANADA - A grand opening ceremony on Friday, 24 October, 2014, recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Center (CFRC) in North Battleford....
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