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Tuesday, October 14, 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....
Friday, October 03, 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....
Thursday, October 02, 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,...
Thursday, August 07, 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....
Wednesday, August 06, 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....
Tuesday, August 05, 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. ...
Friday, August 01, 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....
Monday, July 28, 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....
Thursday, July 24, 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....
Wednesday, June 25, 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. ...
Friday, June 20, 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....
Monday, June 16, 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....
Thursday, June 12, 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...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
View news from Canada Call for Speedy Implementation of Canada-S Korea Trade Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is hoping for implementation of the new Canada South Korea Free Trade Agreement by 1 January 2015, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Friday, May 02, 2014
View news from Canada Maple Leaf Hit by Effects of PEDv
CANADA - Canadian meat and food processor Maple Leaf Foods is starting the feel the effects of the outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus in North America, reporting a loss of C$124.6 million in the first quarter of the year....
Friday, April 25, 2014
View news from Canada Grant to Manitoba Beef Producers to Monitor Bovine TB
CANADA - The Canadian Government is to give a grant of C$297,000 to the Manitoba Beef Producers to improve the tools available for monitoring bovine tuberculosis in livestock in the Riding Mountain Eradication Area of Manitoba....
Thursday, April 24, 2014
View news from Canada Livestock Price Insurance Now Available to Western Canadian Hog, Cattle Producers
CANADA - Cattle and hog producers in the four western provinces are being encouraged to register for the Western Livestock Price Insurance Programme....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
View news from Canada Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Pork, Beef in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
View news from Canada Collaborative Efforts to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. ...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
View news from Canada Labelling, Ice, Snow Leave Canadian Outlook Foggy
ANALYSIS - A long arctic winter and on-going labelling disputes mean Canada’s beef outlook is hard to call this year....
Monday, March 24, 2014
View news from Canada More Traceability For Canada's Cows and Milk
CANADA - A dairy sector agri-marketing programme worth almost CAN$100,000 has received dairy industry support....
Friday, March 21, 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Sustainable Beef Award Goes to McDonald's
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association has presented the first ever Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award (BIISA) to McDonald's Canada. ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
View news from Canada Canada-Korea Trade Agreement Good News for Fisheries, Agriculture
CANADA - Canada and the Republic of Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two countries, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians in every region...
Friday, February 28, 2014
View news from Canada Maple Leaf Reports Loss
CANADA - Canadian meat and food processor Maple Leaf Foods saw sales fall by 2.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of the year to C$1,107.0 million for the fourth quarter because of lower volumes, which were partly offset by higher pricing....
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
View news from Canada Decision on US M-COOL Expected in Summer
US - A Canadian based international trade consultant remains hopeful the dispute over US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will be resolved without the need to resort to retaliatory tariffs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, February 24, 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Team Defends Interest in COOL Dispute at WTO
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulate the Canadian team defending their interests in the US – Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) dispute this week at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
View news from Canada Maple Leaf to Focus on Packaged Meats Business
CANADA - Following the divestment of its bread business, Maple Leaf Foods CEO says the company will focus on its packaged meats business....
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
View news from Canada Farmers Encouraged to Tell Their Stories Online
CANADA - The producer of is encouraging farmers to consider telling their stories online, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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