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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....
View news from Canada Information on Feed Grain Availability, Price
CANADA - Dr Colleen Christensen, the Executive Director of the Feeds Innovation Institute (FII) at the University of Saskatchewan, says with profitability tightening farmers are increasingly interested in tracking what is available....
02 August 2012
View news from Canada Canada Gears Up Beef Promotions in Japan
CANADA - Anticipating the possible relaxation of the 20 months age restriction, Canada has launched a series of beef promotions in Japan, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
30 July 2012
View news from Canada Livestock Transport Training Programme Revised
CANADA - The Canadian Livestock Transport Certification Programme project coordinator expects a fully revised livestock transport training programme to be ready for classroom delivery across Canada by the end of this year, Bruce Cochrane writes....
View news from Canada Beef Producers Gain Market Access to Kazakhstan
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that, effective immediately, Canadian beef producers will benefit from new access to Kazakhstan. ...
27 July 2012
View news from Canada Government Invests in Forage Land Restoration
CANADA - The Peace River region of British Columbia will be able to put forage land to better use thanks to an investment from the Harper Government....
25 July 2012
View news from Canada UK Initiatives Feature in Canadian Innovation Scheme
CANADA - The Value Chain Management Centre (VCMC) and the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) are pleased to announce the completion and release of a case study DVD highlighting two highly innovative UK beef value chains....
17 July 2012
View news from Canada Canada Invests in National Traceability System
CANADA - The Canadian government is making an important investment to help build a single national livestock traceability system with robust data management capabilities. Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux announced the creation of the Canadian Agri-Traceability...
11 July 2012
View news from Canada Government Welcomes Ractopamine Ruling
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has applauded the adoption of a new standard for ractopamine levels by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a United Nations body that sets international food standards, guidelines, and codes of practice....
03 July 2012
View news from Canada Meat Processors Call on US to Comply with WTO
CANADA - Canada’s meat processing industry expects the United States to modify its current requirements following the 29 June decision by the World Trade Organisation Appellate Body on the Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) measures the US imposes on...
25 June 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Herd Rebuilding
CANADA - While cow meat production in Canada seasonally hits an annual low in June and July, cow slaughter over the past six weeks has declined below year ago levels, with Canadian cow-calf operators’ continuing rebuilding efforts....
20 June 2012
View news from Canada Canada Looks to End S Korea's WTO Beef Dispute
CANADA - Canada is taking steps to formally terminate the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel on the issue of the Republic of Korea’s ban on Canadian beef imports....
13 June 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Accesses Peru Markets
CANADA - Canadian beef producers will benefit from newly restored market access to Peru, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced this week. Effective immediately, the Peruvian market has been reopened for Canadian...
12 June 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Cattlemen Develop Sustainable Livestock
CANADA - Canada Cattlemen's Association (CCA) Manager of Environmental Affairs, Fawn Jackson, participated in a multi-stakeholder platform meeting in the Brazilian capital of Brasília, to discuss 'Restoring value to grasslands.' The workshop is part...
08 June 2012
View news from Canada Labelling Law for Beef and Pork Impeding Trade
CANADA - A simplified "Product of Canada and the USA" labelling system should apply to beef and pork as well as livestock raised, processed and traded between Canada and the United States, a new study released by the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading...
31 May 2012
View news from Canada Calf Price Insurance Deadline
CANADA - Today, Thursday, May 31st, is the deadline for cattle producers to purchase price insurance on the calves they will be marketing this fall....
30 May 2012
View news from Canada Animal Health Act to Improve Disease Control
CANADA - Don McRae, Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia clarifies provisions within the new Animal Health Act and allays concerns expressed by some, specifically around privacy issues and disclosure of disease outbreaks....
29 May 2012
View news from Canada Alberta Promotes Beef, Pork in Japan
CANADA - In early April, an Alberta delegation travelled to Japan to promote Alberta’s beef and pork industries to the Japanese meat industry at two events. A Canada/Alberta meat promotion seminar was held, in Tokyo, Japan, on April 3, 2012, with keynote...
View news from Canada Provide Input on Beef Cattle Code of Practice
CANADA - Beef cattle owners and others with an interest in animal care and welfare have an opportunity to provide their input into the redevelopment of Canada’s beef cattle Code of Practice through an online survey....
28 May 2012
View news from Canada Dairy Farmers Must Optimise Feed
CANADA - Dairy farmers will be able to reduce their costs and environmental impact with a new investment from the Harper Government. Member of Parliament James Rajotte (Edmonton-Leduc), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced an investment...
25 May 2012
View news from Canada Livestock Producers Advised to Make Use of Youtube
CANADA - An animal science professor with Colorado State University is encouraging livestock producers to make use of Youtube to show the public what happens day to day on their farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 May 2012
View news from Canada Cattle Genetics Pioneer Passes Away
CANADA - Dr Roy Berg, the man who brought hybrid vigour to Alberta’s cow herds, passed away last week at the age of 85. Ranchers and others in the agriculture industry should take a moment to remember Dr Berg not only for his intelligence and hard work,...
16 May 2012
View news from Canada COOL: Potential Trade Barrier of Choice
CANADA - A Canadian based international trade lawyer suggests Country of Origin Labelling has the potential to become one of the non-tariff barriers to trade if choice in the future, Bruce Cochrane writes....
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