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18 October 2012
View news from Canada JBS Takes over XL Foods' Canadian Operations
CANADA - Brazilian meat and bef processing giant JBS SA has taken over the management of some Canadian operations of the troubled XL Foods through its US subsidiary JBS USA. ...
View news from Canada Are Your Cows Efficient Enough?
CANADA - With the prospects of better calf prices this year, the cow calf industry is facing the possibility of future profits and the ongoing need to refine production output and costs. Efficiency within the cow herd becomes more important as owners...
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...
08 October 2012
View news from Canada What Will Be the Legacy of Canadian E.Coli Outbreak?
ANALYSIS - Canada is at present experiencing probably its worst food poisoning outbreak since the Listeria scare that hit Maple Leaf Foods in 2008, writes Chris Harris. ...
01 October 2012
View news from Canada Access to Libya for Canadian Cattle
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway Ed Fast announced that Canadian breeding cattle now have market access to Libya. This newly re-opened market is estimated by industry...
21 September 2012
View news from Canada Government Invests in Alberta Meat Processor
CANADA - Canada's Economic Action Plan is helping an Alberta meat processing company expand their operations and increase sales. ...
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....
12 September 2012
View news from Canada Is Canada's Beef Industry Too Reliant on the US?
ANALYSIS - A new report challenges the Canadian beef industry to explore collaboration in the supply chain and develop a long-term plan, in order to tackle the issues facing the sector and take advantage of new opportunities....
View news from Canada Canada's Beef Industry at Tipping Point
CANADA - A new study released by CAPI, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, indicates that Canada's beef industry is at a profound tipping point and corrective action is needed if it is going to deliver maximum benefits to producers and industry stakeholders...
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...
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Herd Face Difficult Times
CANADA - After seven years of declining cattle numbers, the Canadian cattle herd as at 1 July 2012 eased another 0.1 per cent year-on-year, to 13.52 million head....
29 August 2012
View news from Canada Five Nations Beef Alliance Heads to Canada
CANADA - Each year, the Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) hosts a week-long international conference that works to exceed global consumers' expectations with respect to beef, while eliminating non-scientific and political trade restrictions. This year,...
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. ...
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....
08 August 2012
View news from Canada National Beef Biosecurity Standard Launched
CANADA - A national biosecurity standard to strengthen Canada’s beef sector has been released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA)....
06 August 2012
View news from Canada Government Secures Market Access for Beef to UAE
CANADA - Canadian beef producers will immediately benefit from full market access to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....
View news from Canada Maple Leaf Net Earnings Rise
CANADA - Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods adjusted operating earnings for the second quarter were C$71.9 million compared to C$77.5 million last year. ...
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....
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