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13 September 2013
View news from Canada Protecting Livestock from Wildlife
CANADA - New workshops will be held this autumnl to help livestock producers, trappers and hunters work together to better protect livestock from wildlife, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh and Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives...
10 September 2013
View news from Canada Farm Care Conference Set to Deliver Outlook, Codes of Practice
CANADA - Ottawa holds the National Farm Animal Care Conference next month offering attendees the chance to get the latest on Codes of Practice, market place outlooks, communication strategies and leadership opportunities. ...
26 August 2013
View news from Canada Investment for Quebec’s Strategic Initiatives in Ag and Agri-Food Sector
CANADA - Gerry Ritz, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and François Gendron, Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announced the launch of Growing Forward 2 in Quebec. The bilateral agreement to implement...
23 August 2013
View news from Canada Interspecies Research Learns M.bovis Can Spread Through Body
CANADA – Scientists studying mycoplasma bovis in bison for the benefit of the cattle industry have learned that the disease can spread through a bison's body to the vital organs....
22 August 2013
View news from Canada Ag Minister Challenges 4-H Youth to Help Feed a Hungry Planet
CANADA - Canada's next generation of farmers and producers will benefit from continued support from the Harper Government. ...
13 August 2013
View news from Canada Guelph Launches Heat Stress App
CANADA - The University of Guelph has launched a free App for measuring heat stress in livestock and poultry. ...
02 August 2013
View news from Canada Explore Various Options for Addressing Excess Phosphorus
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says farmers contending with excess phosphorus now have a range of options, Bruce Cochrane writes....
30 July 2013
View news from Canada Food Safety Reforms Could Give Agriculture a Competitive Edge
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's food safety reforms will help keep food safe for Canadian families and give our agriculture sector a globally competitive advantage, according to Bruce Cochrane....
29 July 2013
View news from Canada Government Support for Agriculture Innovation
CANADA – The governments of Canada and British Columbia have renewed a programme to support the B.C. agri-food industry’s efforts to increase its competitiveness and sustainability. ...
24 July 2013
View news from Canada Improved Livestock Efficiency, Increased Crop Yields Help Improve Phosphorus Balance
CANADA - New research suggests improved efficiency in livestock production and increased crops yields are helping improve the phosphorus balance in rural Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 July 2013
View news from Canada Two Projects to Speed Up E.Coli Detection
CANADA - Two new projects will develop new tests to rapidly detect E. coli in beef packing plants, Genome Alberta announced this week....
View news from Canada New Generation of Progress Brewing in Farm GHG Management
CANADA - Canadian farmers are seeing some significant new advances in understanding, measuring and managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These will help anchor environmentally sustainable industry practices and generate more efficient and effective...
17 July 2013
View news from Canada Research Shows Soil Phosphorus Levels in Balance
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative shows, in the majority of Manitoba's rural municipalities, levels of phosphorus in the soil are in balance with the rate of removal by crops, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 July 2013
View news from Canada Fly Control Has Positive Impact on Cattle Weight Gain, Stress
US - Don't underestimate the importance of fly control particularly during Summer months. Cattle exposed to flies bunch up to seek protection, and this behaviour can cause an increase in temperature and stress levels, which could lead to weight loss....
19 June 2013
View news from Canada Growing Forward 2 Paves Way for Risk Management Initiatives
CANADA - Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Pierre Lemieux, has announced up to C$15 million for the launch of a new Growing Forward 2 programme to encourage the development and adoption of new private sector or producer-funded agricultural risk...
13 June 2013
View news from Canada Govts Announce New Research Chair to Focus on Forage
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced funding of C$1.25 million over five years for the creation of a forage research chair at the University of Saskatchewan. ...
10 June 2013
View news from Canada Warning after Anthrax Outbreak in US
CANADA - The Canadian veterinary authorities have issued a warning to vets following the discovery of anthrax in North Dakota. ...
View news from Canada Canada Lists US Products for Retailiation of COOL Dispute
CANADA - The Canadian Government has published a list of products imported from the US that could be targeted for retaliatory action because of the US failure to comply with the World Trade Organisations requirements of Country of Origin Labelling. ...
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. ...
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