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22 February 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Inventory Up with Improved Prices
CANADA - Canadian cattle farmers had just over 12.5 million cattle on their farms as of 1 January, 2012, up 0.5 per cent from the same date a year earlier; the first year-over-year increase in seven years. ...
View news from Canada Market Access to Peru for Canadian Cattle Industry
CANADA and PERU - Canadian cattle ranchers and dairy farmers will now benefit from immediate access to the growing Peruvian market, after the Andean nation re-opened its doors to Canadian cattle imports, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced. ...
21 February 2012
View news from Canada Strong Showing for Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - Two new reports point to another prosperous year for farmers in 2011 and a positive outlook for 2012. The positive economic news is contained in reports released yesterday by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). ...
10 February 2012
View news from Canada New CEO of Canadian Dairy Commission
CANADA - Jacques Laforge has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). ...
06 February 2012
View news from Canada Govt Investments to Help Boost Dairy Exports
CANADA - Canadian dairy farmers will grow their businesses through increased market opportunities with new support from the Harper Government. ...
31 January 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Producers Optimism at All Time High
CANADA - Optimism among beef producers has never been higher than it is now. Three quarters of beef producers (79 per cent) agree that their farm or business will be better off five years from now, according to a new survey by Canada's federal agriculture...
26 January 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Dairy Farmers are Most Optimistic
CANADA - Almost six in 10 farmers nationwide plan to expand or diversify their farming operations in the next five years, according to a new survey by Canada's federal agriculture lender, Farm Credit Canada, which released results from a national...
25 January 2012
View news from Canada Canadian Live Cattle Access to Philippine's Market
CANADA and PHILIPPINES - Canadian cattle, sheep and goat producers will benefit from new access to yet another international market. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced that the Government of Canada has secured...
04 January 2012
View news from Canada Calculating The Impact Of COOL
CANADA - The impact of the Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) measure on Canadian cattle exports is significant, says the Canadian Cattlemen's Association....
03 January 2012
View news from Canada Ruminal Acidosis In Feedlot Cattle
CANADA - Researchers in Canada and Barcelona have reviewed how feed ingredients, rumen function and feeding behaviour all affect ruminal acidosis in feedlot cattle....
30 December 2011
View news from Canada Developing New Forage Markets
CANADA - Canadian farmers will benefit from the continued expansion of international forage markets thanks to the support of the Government of Canada....
29 December 2011
View news from Canada Immune Response To Stress
US - Weaning causes stress in calves, which can lead to immune weaknesses. A recent study shows that this level of immune stress varies between gender....
23 December 2011
View news from Canada Market Access For Live Cattle To UAE
CANADA - The Government of Canada has reached a new agreement on an export certificate with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which means that live cattle can be exported to the UAE....
22 December 2011
View news from Canada Focusing On COOL Next Steps
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) work continues on the country of origin labelling (COOL) file, following the November 18 ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) supporting Canada’s position that provisions of COOL...
20 December 2011
View news from Canada Supply Management: Clear, Consistent & Transparent
CANADA - It was with great interest, and some disappointment, that we read the recent editorial on The Poultry Site by Charlotte Johnston (Canada's Hypocritical Trade Stance, December 16). The piece reflects a series of common misperceptions about the...
19 December 2011
View news from Canada Economic Action Plan To Help Quebec Abattoirs
CANADA - Canada's meat processing sector will remain competitive by adopting innovative technologies thanks to an investment of over C$404,000 in Industries Riopel of Vallee-Jonction. ...
16 December 2011
View news from Canada Canada's Hypocritcal Trade Stance
ANALYSIS - Once again, Canada has pledged to support free and open trade at the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting. However there was no mention of Canada's protected poultry or dairy industries....
01 December 2011
View news from Canada How To Prevent Food-Borne Illness Outbreaks
CANADA - A food microbiologist with the University of Manitoba suggests approaches designed to prevent rather than react to problems within the food supply offer the greatest potential as a food safety mechanism, Bruce Cochrane writes....
29 November 2011
View news from Canada Positive Outlook For Crop, Meat & Dairy Producers
CANADA - Alberta producers are benefiting from a good growing season and higher beef, poultry, pork and dairy prices. The 2011 results show a positive outlook for many producers....
23 November 2011
View news from Canada Hopes For Resolution Of M-COOL Dispute
CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister is hopeful last week's WTO ruling that US Mandatory COOL discriminates against foreign livestock will open the door to a negotiated settlement of the dispute, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 November 2011
View news from Canada WTO COOL Ruling Applauded
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers has welcomed the ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued this morning stating country of origin labelling (COOL) introduced by the United States government...
21 November 2011
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Supply Likely To Fall Further
CANADA - After a number of years of very high beef production in line with national herd liquidation, Canadian beef production has fallen since 2009, according to Meat and Livestock Australia....
15 November 2011
View news from Canada Govt Helps Raise Ontario's Agricultural Profile Abroad
ONTARIO, CANADA - The Government of Canada is helping Ontario farmers boost sales and enhance competitiveness abroad with investments of more than $1 million. Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Agri-Food, made the announcement...
10 November 2011
View news from Canada Celebrating Sustainability On Dairy Farms
CANADA - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is proud to announce that nominations for the new Dairy Farm Sustainability Award are now open....
08 November 2011
View news from Canada Factors To Consider When Marketing Cattle
CANADA - When it comes to marketing cattle, there are a lot of factors to be considered. The feeder cattle market is determined by supply and demand and is based on the buyer’s projection of the slaughter market price and the cost of gain of the feeder...
27 October 2011
View news from Canada New Technology To Detect Antibiotic Residues In Milk
CANADA - Dairy producers should benefit from a new technology that developers say will ensure quality control at all stages of the dairy food supply chain and result in increased quality assurance and enhanced food safety. ...
View news from Canada Government is Helping Farmers, Says Report
CANADA - The Harper Government is helping farmers to access more markets and a better bottom line, according to a new report. Beef, pork, canola, wheat, pulses and animal genetics were singled out as particular successes....
25 October 2011
View news from Canada Canadian Institutions Invest In Genomics Research
CANADA - Genome Alberta has announced that it is leading a group of funding partners on two large-scale genomics projects, which will help improve Canada's livestock sector. These projects build on Genome Alberta's Applied Livestock Genomics Program,...
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