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24 October 2011
View news from Canada Call For South Korea FTA Talks To Resume
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council, Canada Pork International, Canadian Cattlemen's Association and the Canadian Meat Council have joined forces to urge the Government of Canada to resume the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with South Korea that have...
View news from Canada Consistent Application With New Manure Spreader
MANITOBA, CANADA - Anecdotal evidence suggests manure spreaders equipped with vertical beater bars are emerging as a superior alternative to conventional spreaders equipped with horizontal beater bars for the application of solid livestock manure fertiliser,...
20 October 2011
View news from Canada BIXS Launches To Cow-Calf Producers Nationwide
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), in partnership with the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, announced the official launch of the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) to cow-calf producers nationwide. The launch follows a successful phased-in...
04 October 2011
View news from Canada Animal Health Week: Protecting Health Of All Species
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has sent out a reminder to the public during Animal Health Week that protecting animal health helps protect human health....
03 October 2011
View news from Canada Fee Cap For Livestock & Embryo Industries
CANADA - The Government of Canada will save producers up to $2.7 million in user fees relating to export certification of certain Canadian livestock and embryo industries....
View news from Canada Ergot Infection In Saskatchewan Cereal Grains
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture reports ergot infection of cereal grains is generating concern among end users of that grain, Bruce Cochrane writes....
View news from Canada Colonies Use VBP As Good Management Practice
CANADA - A group of Alberta’s Hutterite colonies (a religious community) are now verified beef production (VBP) registered as part of their management efforts....
29 September 2011
View news from Canada Assistance With Traceability For Feedlot Owners
CANADA - One of the pillars of Alberta’s traceability system is animal movement tracking. Together with Animal Identification and Premises Identification (PID), animal movement provides the ability to trace where an animal has been and what animals...
28 September 2011
View news from Canada Government Investing In New bTB Screening Tests
CANADA - The Government of Canada is working with industry to identify a new diagnostic test for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle that will be simpler and more cost-effective for regulatory agencies to administer....
26 September 2011
View news from Canada Partnership To Enhance Leadership Development
CANADA - In collaboration with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI), the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) has committed to the development and implementation of a pilot programme to recruit and retain a group of visionary organisation leaders who...
12 September 2011
View news from Canada More Participate In Verified Production Programme
CANADA - Canada’s beef producers continue to show their commitment to on-farm food safety. Recent participation figures for Verified Beef Production (VBP), the national beef on-farm food safety programme, show an increasing percentage of the national...
07 September 2011
View news from Canada System Helps Feedlot Operators Boost Revenues
CANADA - Feedlot operators across the country have access to a new management system that will create jobs, increase efficiency and lower production costs. ...
06 September 2011
View news from Canada Govt To Strengthen Traceability In BC Beef Industry
CANADA - Cattle producers and processors in British Columbia (BC) will continue to provide consumers with top quality beef thanks to a Government of Canada investment in a shared database traceability system. ...
02 September 2011
View news from Canada ABVMA To Increase Awareness Of Biosecurity
CANADA - The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) wants to educate veterinarians and livestock producers about biosecurity. ...
22 August 2011
View news from Canada Government To Invest In Farming Sector
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador farming sector will receive more than $11 million to promote innovation in the sector and reduce the risk of foreign animal diseases. ...
View news from Canada Resumption Of FTA Discussions With South Korea
CANADA - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is hopeful the recent resolution of Canada's dispute with South Korea over the BSE beef issue will result in a resumption of free trade negotiations with that nation, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 August 2011
View news from Canada OIE: Bovine Anaplasmosis Outbreaks Reported
CANADA - Dr Brian Evans, Chief Food Safety Officer/Chief Veterinary Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, has reported a recurrence of bovine anaplasmosis. ...
15 August 2011
View news from Canada Rancher Charged With Animal Cruelty
CANADA - A McLeese Lake area rancher has been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act) for neglect and cruelty. ...
View news from Canada New Markets Open For Canadian Producers
CANADA - For the first time since 2003, the Vietnamese market has opened its doors to Canadian live breeding cattle, sheep and goats....
11 August 2011
View news from Canada Cargill Launches SafetySense
CANADA – Meat processing and agribusiness company Cargill has launched a new programme designed to help farm managers develop their own unique safety programme....
09 August 2011
View news from Canada Fertiliser Value And Proper Management Of Manure
CANADA - A researcher with the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre says awareness of the fertiliser value of the nutrients contained in livestock manure continues to build, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 August 2011
View news from Canada Tax Deferrals Expanded To More Producers
CANADA - More livestock producers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan will have financial breathing room to help cope with excess moisture and flooding. ...
01 August 2011
View news from Canada Waste-To-Energy System For Cargill Beef Plant
CANADA – Cargill is to invest about C$36 million in a waste-to-energy project at its High River, Alberta, beef processing plant....
25 July 2011
View news from Canada Storage Methods To Retain Hay Nutrients
CANADA - Researchers from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development comment on the best storage methods for hay in order to retain nutritional quality. ...
20 July 2011
View news from Canada Research To Contribute To GHG Commitments
CANADA - Research being conducted by the University of Manitoba into greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems is expected to help Canada meet its commitments as a member of the Global Research Alliance, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 July 2011
View news from Canada International Conference On Welfare Assessment
CANADA - The 5th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level will be held at the University of Guelph on 8 to 11 August 2011....
12 July 2011
View news from Canada Managing Risk In Volatile Markets
CANADA - The current high level of volatility and uncertainty in the cattle markets has underscored the need for disciplined risk management plans and strategies for Alberta cattle feeders. ...
28 June 2011
View news from Canada S Korea Reopens Markets To Canadian Beef
CANADA & SOUTH KOREA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast have announced a breakthrough in restoring long-awaited access to the lucrative South Korean beef market....
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