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11 January 2013
View news from Canada JBS Goes Ahead with XL Foods Canada Purchase
CANADA - JBS subsidiary JBS USA is expected to complete the purchase of XL Food operations in Canada by 14 January....
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...
View news from Canada New Use Restrictions for Commercial Class Rodenticides
CANADA - As of January 1, 2013, use restrictions for several commercial class rodenticides registered for the control of Norway rats, roof rats and house mice will come into effect on product labels. The intent is to prevent the accidental exposure of...
08 January 2013
View news from Canada Spring Focused Approach Key for Grazing Success
CANADA - Focusing on establishing good grass coverage in the spring and thinking about a 365 day grazing system is important for cattle enterprises, Jim Gerrish has told Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. ...
07 January 2013
View news from Canada Canada Expands Beef, Pork Export Opportunities to Nicaragua
CANADA - Beginning 2 January 2013, Canadian livestock producers will benefit from more export opportunities in the Americas....
24 December 2012
View news from Canada Manitoba Farmers Encouraged to Prepare for New Environmental Rules
CANADA - The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative is encouraging Manitoba farmers to be aware of the level of phosphorus entering and leaving their farms in preparation for new environmental rules due to take effect in November 2013....
21 December 2012
View news from Canada Assistance for Affected Ontario Livestock Producers
CANADA - More government assistance is on the way for Ontario livestock producers facing severe forage shortages as a result of this summer’s dry growing conditions, announced federal Member of Parliament Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew- Nipissing -Pembroke)...
20 December 2012
View news from Canada Codes of Practice to Communicate Understanding of Animal Care
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council says renewed codes of practice for farm animals will allow industry, the public and others to communicate based on an updated understanding of how farm animals are cared for in Canada....
17 December 2012
View news from Canada Coordinator to Lead Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Efforts
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) Minister Ron Kostyshyn have announced the appointment of Dr. Allan Preston to help coordinate enhanced bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication efforts in...
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....
View news from Canada Support Strong for Repeal of US Mandatory COOL
CANADA - The trade chair with the Canadian Pork Council says there is strong support on both sides of the Canada-US border for repealing US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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...
05 December 2012
View news from Canada Beef Sales Hoped to Strengthen through Ranchers Project
CANADA - The Highway 16 region has seen the launch of a Beef Value Chain Initiative that hopes to give ranchers more opportunity to showcase their quality beef in the marketplace....
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....
View news from Canada Agency Hits Back at TV Meat Inspection Attack
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has hit back at allegations made on Canadian Television that meat inspectors were ordered to pass contaminated beef carcases at XL Foods' Brooks plant as fit....
03 December 2012
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....
29 November 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Supplies Remain Tight
CANADA - Beef supplied are down on for the period 30 September to 3 November by nearly 50 per cent on the same period a year ago, reports Meat and Livestock Australia. ...
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....
07 November 2012
View news from Canada Study Shows E.coli Vaccine Efficacy
CANADA- A research evaluation has shown that cattle vaccines are consistently successful in reducing the amount of bacteria shed by animals. ...
View news from Canada Producers Need to Take Note of BSE Surveillance Programme
CANADA- BSE surveillance is necessary to show whether schemes to control BSE in Alberta and Canada are working. This is essential for Canada to maintain its controlled risk status with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)....
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....
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