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02 May 2012
View news from Canada Expanding Cattle Trade with Morocco, Middle East
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz completed a successful trade mission to Morocco in which he discussed the mutual benefits of a Canada-Morocco free trade agreement (FTA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on agricultural co-operation...
30 April 2012
View news from Canada Protecting Livestock from Schmallenberg Virus
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing new import measures to help protect Canadian livestock from the Schmallenberg virus, a recently discovered virus currently present in Europe....
26 April 2012
View news from Canada Canada's Food System Sustainability Challenged
CANADA - A report released by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has criticised intensive livestock operations for their use of antibiotics, effect on the environment and rural communities, poor welfare and cost to the taxpayer....
25 April 2012
View news from Canada Support for Premises Identification Programme
CANADA - The Agri-Food Traceability Coordinator with MAFRI says livestock producers have been highly supportive of the province's Premises Identification Programme, according to Bruce Cochrane....
13 April 2012
View news from Canada DNA Traceability to Improve Food Safety
CANADA - DNA technology promises to make food traceability more precise and reliable and boost consumer confidence, according an industry executive. ...
11 April 2012
View news from Canada Ontario Cow Breaks World Record Milk Yields
CANADA - A Canadian cow is laying claim to the world’s record for lifetime milk production....
04 April 2012
View news from Canada Improving Food Safety Recalls
CANADA - Groundbreaking Canadian research into improving food safety recalls has implications for both the agriculture industry and the research community. ...
30 March 2012
View news from Canada Cost-Effective Feed Critical to Livestock Production
CANADA - The director of research and business development with the Canadian International Grains Institute says the ability to provide consistent cost-effective feed is critical to the success of a livestock operation, Bruce Cochrane writes....
29 March 2012
View news from Canada Bull Evaluation Research Yields Promising Results
CANADA - A sire evaluation project is yielding promising results for beef producers who want to improve their herds....
View news from Canada Canada & Manitoba Partner to Protect Animal Health
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) have announced an information-sharing agreement that will strengthen food safety and animal health management in Manitoba and across the country....
28 March 2012
View news from Canada Improving Economics on Alberta Ranches
CANADA - Still with livestock, Alberta Agriculture is midway through a sire verification programme that uses a DNA verification system from IdentiGen Canada Ltd. to improve the economics of Alberta ranches. ...
23 March 2012
View news from Canada Canada Looks to Secure Trade
CANADA - This week, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz spoke at an international meeting of industry and government officials working to make sure consumers have more dependable access to food and that farmers have predictable, science-based trade. ...
22 March 2012
View news from Canada Ground Beef Re-Call Company Bankrupt
CANADA - New Food Classics, one of the companies who is involved with Canada's meat recall applied for bankruptcy back in January. ...
21 March 2012
View news from Canada Multi Sire Verification Project
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is midway through a sire verification program that uses a DNA verification system from IdentiGen Canada Ltd. to improve the economics of Alberta ranches. This project received funding through the Business...
View news from Canada Canada Looks to Strengthen Livestock Traceability
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has called for feedback on proposed changes to the Health of Animals Act intended to strengthen livestock and poultry traceability in Canada....
View news from Canada Canada Recalls Seven Months Worth of Frozen Beef
CANADA - Earlier this week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a warning to consumers, distributors, retailers and restaurants not eat, use, serve or sell any ground beef products produced at Establishment 761 between July 1, 2011 and February...
20 March 2012
View news from Canada First Commercial Shipment of Alfalfa Hay to China
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz yesterday marked the first ever commercial shipment of Canadian alfalfa hay to enter the lucrative Chinese market. Canada gained market access for this commodity in March 2011. Twenty containers of Canadian alfalfa...
13 March 2012
View news from Canada Canada Welcomes US BSE Rules
US - The Government of Canada welcomes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposal to modernise its import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The proposed changes are based on World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)...
12 March 2012
View news from Canada Stabilisation in Beef Sector & Modest Growth in Pork
CANADA - There are no significant changes forecasted, with the first signs of stabilization in place for the cattle sector and an expected modest growth in the hog sector. Cattle exports will remain dependant on feed price differential and sustained demand....
09 March 2012
View news from Canada Further Support for the Beef Industry
CANADA - An additional investment of C$3 million has been made to the Canadian cattle industry to help improve their profitability and competitiveness....
View news from Canada CIGI-ANAC Feed Manufacturing Course Set for April
CANADA - A Canadian Feed Technology Course planned for next month is expected to be of interest to anyone directly involved in the formulation of livestock rations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
08 March 2012
View news from Canada Technology Offers Barley Digestible Energy Analysis
CANADA - A new Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy calibration is providing barley growers and their customers a quick and accurate analysis of the digestible energy content of barley....
07 March 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Farmers Trust Regulated Dairy Industry
CANADA - Canada's response to the "milk wars" in the United States in the 1970s was to establish a supply management system that both protects and restricts the income of its dairy farmers. A University of Illinois study examined how the government regulation...
01 March 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Gain Market Access to Azerbaijan
CANADA - Canadian cattle producers will benefit from new access to yet another international market. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced that Azerbaijan has agreed to export conditions to allow Canadian cattle...
View news from Canada Maple Leaf Sees Earnings Rise
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods Inc saw full year net earnings reach C$87.3 million compared to C$35.6 million last year. ...
27 February 2012
View news from Canada Government Helps to Advance Beef Industry
CANADA - British Columbia beef producers will benefit from an investment in three projects that will increase the industry’s profitability through consumer education and improved market information. ...
23 February 2012
View news from Canada Canada Looks Set for Strong 2012
ANALYSIS - Canadian beef producers look set to have a prosperous 2012, with cow numbers increasing, export opportunities expanding and strong optimism in the industry, writes TheCattleSite editor, Charlotte Johnston....
View news from Canada 'Defining the Future' Takes Focus at Conference
CANADA - Showing leadership in farm animal care has emerged as a defining issue that will determine the future competitiveness and market success of livestock industries around the globe....
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