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25 February 2015
View news from Canada Lack of Workers Impacts Livestock Sector Profitability
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardizes the viability of the plants, the profitability of livestock producers, and existing jobs at those plants....
16 February 2015
View news from Canada BSE Found in Beef Cow in Alberta
CANADA - A case of BSE has been found in a beef cow from Alberta in Canada....
11 February 2015
View news from Canada Wholesale Meat Specifications Document Published
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published the Wholesale Meat Specifications Document (WMSD) for fresh beef, lamb, poultry, pork, turkey and veal on its website....
10 February 2015
View news from Canada Call for Legislative Fix to Country of Origin Labelling
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz called for a legislative fix to the argument over Country of Origin Labelling is a series of meetings in Washington DC last week....
09 February 2015
View news from Canada Canada Invests in Research on Sustainable Beef Production
CANADA - Canada is to invest more than C$3.1 million to support applied research and develop information and resources focused on sustainable beef production through the federal and provincial governments....
28 January 2015
View news from Canada New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with the goal of identifying more comprehensive and sustainable...
20 January 2015
View news from Canada Secure Winter Wheat for Feed Before Demand Spikes
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising livestock producers to secure supplies of winter wheat for feed before demand for the crop spikes, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 January 2015
View news from Canada Canadians Have Help With Body Condition Scoring
CANADA – Canadian cattle producers can boost production and profit by assessing body condition score with a new online tool....
16 January 2015
View news from Canada Five-point Food Strategy to Support Manitoba Producers
CANADA - A new five-point strategy to support the long-term growth of Manitoba's food industry, including smaller scale farmers and processors, was announced this week by Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. ...
07 January 2015
View news from Canada Canadian Food Processing Industry in Critical Shortage of Workers
CANADA - Providing 64,570 jobs across Canada, the meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector....
24 December 2014
View news from Canada Canada Gaining a Better Understanding of Livestock Disease
CANADA - The member of parliament for Saskatoon Humboldt says new research aimed at gaining a better understanding of diseases that affect livestock will help build on Canada's reputation as a world leader in the production of safe healthy food, writes...
10 December 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Celebrates Korea's Ratification of FTA
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry is celebrating legislative approval of the historic Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). ...
01 December 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Cattle Producers Drive to Sustainable Beef
ANALYSIS - Canada's own sustainable beef initiative, the CRSB, is all about acknowledging beef's impact and making sure it is positive. ...
31 October 2014
View news from Canada US Embryo Agreement to Benefit Canada’s Herd
CANADA - Canada’s cattle industry is set for a competitive boost following a new agreement allowing US bovine genetics to pass into the country....
30 October 2014
View news from Canada $2.46 Million Donation to Fund a New Canadian Feed Research Center
CANADA - A grand opening ceremony on Friday, 24 October, 2014, recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Center (CFRC) in North Battleford....
14 October 2014
View news from Canada $7.5 million Investment into Canadian Agri Traceability Services
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service....
03 October 2014
View news from Canada Foreign Worker Programme Changes Jeopardize Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program are jeopardizing the future of Canada's meat processing plants, the jobs of Canadian who work at those plants and local economies, writes Bruce Cochrane....
02 October 2014
View news from Canada Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics During Animal Health Week
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are recognising Animal Health Week by drawing attention to the important role played by veterinarians in keeping animals, and, in turn, humans,...
07 August 2014
View news from Canada Weaned Pigs and Dairy Cattle Do Well on High Canola Meal Diet
CANADA - The latest canola meal research published in the Journal of Animal Science demonstrates high growth performance in weaned pigs fed a diet high in canola meal....
06 August 2014
View news from Canada Obama Urged to Boot Canada from Trade Talks or Gain Concessions
CANADA - A powerful group of US members of Congress says the White House should cut Canada out of a major global trade deal unless it opens up its protected dairy and poultry markets....
05 August 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Sector's 'Heart' is Consumer
CANADA - Beef farmers in Canada are in an 'enviable position' but pandering to the consumer is paramount if potential is going to be realised as future success. ...
01 August 2014
View news from Canada Cost of Change for Maple Leaf Foods
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has seen sales from continuing operations of C$831.8 million for the second quarter....
28 July 2014
View news from Canada Council Calls for Public Support for Quick Adoption of FTA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is encouraging the public to impress upon their members of Parliament the importance of quick adoption of the Canada South Korea Free Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 July 2014
View news from Canada Watch Out for Anthrax in the Wet Weather
CANADA - With flooding events and high rainfall throughout much of the province, Saskatchewan producers are reminded to watch for anthrax....
25 June 2014
View news from Canada Senate Recommendations to Help Competitive Position of Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is confident recommendations contained in a report released last week will help improve the competitive position of Canadian agriculture worldwide, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
20 June 2014
View news from Canada Report Outlines Nineteen Steps for Canadian Competitiveness
CANADA - The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has outlined 19 recommendations for improving the competitive advantage of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector....
16 June 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Minister to Discuss Pork Trade with China
CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister is to lead a mission to China next week to strengthen agricultural science and trade partnerships, along with groups representing the beef, pork, grains and oilseeds, pulses, horticulture and processed food sectors....
12 June 2014
View news from Canada More Funding for Agriculture Teaching in Canadian Classrooms
SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced a new C$1-million five-year funding agreement with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan. This represents a $550,000 increase...
 
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