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14 December 2012
View news from Canada Ensuring Extended Winter Grazing Success
CANADA - Farmers in the west of the country are benefiting from new management methods which extend the outdoor period for cattle over winter, according to the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC)....
View news from Canada Nominations Now Open for the Dairy Farm Sustainability Award
CANADA - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) invites farmers to participate again to the Dairy Farm Sustainability Award. Nominations are now open....
12 December 2012
View news from Canada Semex Strives for Greater Immunity and Disease Resistance
CANADA - It is hoped that higher natural levels of disease resistance can be passed on to progeny following a new sire brand from Semex marketed as their new Immunity+ brand....
11 December 2012
View news from Canada Governments Deliver Assistance for Producers Affected by Drought
CANADA - Livestock producers in Quebec will receive transportation assistance from federal and provincial governments to relieve financial pressures caused by this summer's dry growing conditions....
06 December 2012
View news from Canada Industry Satisfied with WTO Decision on US Compliance with COOL Labeling
CANADA - Following the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) decision that the United States has until May 23, 2013, to bring its Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) measure into compliance with its WTO obligations, International Trade Minister Ed Fast, Agriculture...
04 December 2012
View news from Canada New State-of-the-Art Livestock ER Trailers Set for Alberta
CANADA - A major announcement in Ponoka, Alberta, unveiled a fleet of state-of-the-art livestock emergency handling equipment trailers, set for deployment in key areas of the province. Also announced was a new training course under development to support...
View news from Canada State Encourages Innovation in Processors and Producers
CANADA - Leading processors and producers from a cross-section of Canada's agricultural sector are meeting today to identify ways to better work together in the development of a more effective and efficient supply chain....
03 December 2012
View news from Canada Premises Identification Valued During Health Emergencies
CANADA - The Agri-Food Traceability Coordinator with MAFRI says, in the event of an animal health emergency, premises identification offers a range of benefits that will help maintain market access, writes Bruce Cochrane....
View news from Canada Tax Deferrals for More Livestock Farmers
CANADA - More livestock producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec will have financial breathing room to help them cope with the effects of extremely dry growing conditions on forage yields....
27 November 2012
View news from Canada 'Buy Local' Scheme Coming to British Columbia
CANADA - Government funding is now available to support local food producers in British Columbia (B.C) by encouraging shoppers to buy locally produced food....
21 November 2012
View news from Canada Movement Monitoring Scheme Gets Thumbs up from Harper Government
CANADA - The Harper Government has invested in Canadian Western Agribition to track the movement of all livestock entering and leaving the exhibition grounds as well as to promote Agribition in foreign markets....
06 November 2012
View news from Canada Government Assists Hay Donating Initiative
CANADA - The government's of Canada and Ontario are helping transport hay from Western Canada to Ontario farmers in need....
26 October 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Think Tank Questions Rationale of Supply Management
CANADA - Canada has maintained its milk supply management policies long after other countries have reformed or abandoned similar policies, notes The Conference Board of Canada in its second report in a series examining supply management....
25 October 2012
View news from Canada Canada's Milk Production Set to Increase
CANADA - The estimate for total Canadian milk production for calendar year 2012 is 8.45 million metric tons (MMT), representing an increase from year 2011 levels of 8.40 MMT....
09 October 2012
View news from Canada Alberta a Centerpiece in Cheese Production
CANADA - Dairy producers, cheese lovers and the Lethbridge area are reaping the benefits of Agropur’s new plant in Diamond City. Agropur, a Quebec-based food company, partnered with the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) to modify and modernise...
View news from Canada NIRS Workshops Helps Get Most Out of Feed Ingredients
CANADA - With the rising cost of feed, anything that can improve feed efficiency is a plus. Next month, Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) workshops are coming to Alberta, featuring international speaker Geoff Smith from DFS, Newell, Iowa. The workshops...
14 September 2012
View news from Canada Livestock Species, Diet Influence Manure Composting Recipes
CANADA - A soil scientist with the University of Manitoba says diet is one of the factors that will influence nutrient levels contained in composted livestock manure, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 September 2012
View news from Canada Supply Management Reduces Competitiveness, Performance
CANADA - Although Canada’s milk supply management system has resolved some longstanding issues for the country's dairy farmers, it has reduced the industry’s overall economic competitiveness and performance and complicated Canada’s international...
31 August 2012
View news from Canada Farm Food Discovery Centre Builds Awareness of the Story of Food
CANADA - The visitor services manager with the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre reports traffic through the facility continues to rise as the public becomes more aware of its existence....
30 August 2012
View news from Canada Ag Marketing Boards, Supply Management are Costly for Producers
CANADA - Canadian buyers are not the only ones paying the price for a supply management system that costs them around C$3.9 billion a year. A new study from the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) signed by Mario Dumais shows that producers themselves are...
28 August 2012
View news from Canada Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Livestock
CANADA - The Harper Government is supporting livestock producers in Ontario and Quebec who are struggling as a result of extremely dry growing conditions by offering livestock tax deferrals to producers in drought-affected municipalities. ...
View news from Canada Market Access for Live Cattle to Ukraine Secured
CANADA - Canadian producers will immediately benefit from the newly secured market access for live cattle to Ukraine, announced Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast. The access for Canadian purebred live cattle for...
24 August 2012
View news from Canada Testing Cattle for BSE
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are reminding cattle producers in Alberta to call their veterinarians to collect brain tissue samples to be tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Cattle...
View news from Canada Herd Reductions Could Reduce Grain Demand
CANADA - An agricultural economist with the University of Missouri expects livestock herd reductions in response to rising feed costs due to drought to reduce the demand for feed grains this coming winter....
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. ...
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