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18 November 2015
View news from Canada New Canadian Agriculture Minister Gets Stuck In
CANADA - Canada’s new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAuley has been swift to tackle some tough issues that are high priorities for Canadian farmers, writes Angela Lovell....
View news from Canada CME: Canadian Beef Cattle Inventory Declines
CANADA - At the start of 2015, the Canadian beef cow herd totalled 4.4 million head (beef cows plus replacement heifers), down 2 per cent from 2014, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
16 November 2015
View news from Canada What will a Liberal Government Mean for Canadian Agriculture?
CANADA - As the new, majority Liberal Government under Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (above), gets down to work, the agricultural community is looking forward to more openness and engagement with the industry than it had under the outgoing conservatives,...
22 October 2015
View news from Canada Canada's Markets Reopen to EU Beef, 19 Years After BSE Closure
CANADA - Canada's markets have re-opened to imports of beef from the EU after recognising that BSE risks have fallen....
07 September 2015
View news from Canada Bluetongue Found in Canadian Beef Cattle
CANADA – Bluetongue disease has been confirmed in three beef cattle in Ontario, reports the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports after serology testing....
24 August 2015
View news from Canada Pea Harvest Could Solve Alberta Feed Shortage
CANADA – Cattle on ranches short of feed could be given pea straw in their ration now that harvesting has recently started, suggests an Alberta adviser....
05 August 2015
View news from Canada Canadian Angus Bred to Beat the Heat
CANADA - Cloned animals with white hair and black skin have more chances to overcome sun attacks, a Canadian initiative has discovered. ...
04 August 2015
View news from Canada Conclusion Still Not Reached on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - The recent talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between countries on the Pacific rim ended without a conclusion, although ministers still say consensus is near....
30 July 2015
View news from Canada Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
24 July 2015
View news from Canada Beating BRD with Ear Tags
CANADA – There is scope for the feedlots of the future to use ear tags in the early detection of cattle disease, according to early research....
15 July 2015
View news from Canada McDonald’s Canada Moves One Step Closer to Sourcing Sustainable Beef
CANADA - McDonald’s Canada is one step closer to purchasing Canadian beef from verified sustainable sources thanks to a pilot project which has begun on-site verifications of beef operations across Canada....
14 July 2015
View news from Canada New Laboratory to Help Canada Identify Foreign Animal Diseases
CANADA - A new facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened last week....
29 June 2015
View news from Canada Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support more environmentally responsible fuel storage....
25 June 2015
View news from Canada Why Optimal Nutrition through Gestation is Vital
CANADA - A growing body of research is demonstrating the importance of early gestation nutrition on subsequent calves, their health and the resultant beef quality and quantity....
15 June 2015
View news from Canada Canada's Winter Wheat Supply Looking Tighter
CANADA - Winter Cereals Canada expects tighter than average supplies of fall seeded cereal crops this year as a result of reduced plantings last fall and potential losses from frost that hit a couple of weeks ago, writes Bruce Cochrane....
05 June 2015
View news from Canada Linear Measuring Improves Genetics of Grass-Fed Cattle
CANADA - Beef producer, Brian Harper, demonstrates how Linear Measuring can be used to select cows that will perform best on grass to other producers on his farm near Brandon, Manitoba....
28 May 2015
View news from Canada Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified transporters....
17 April 2015
View news from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
07 April 2015
View news from Canada New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 April 2015
View news from Canada Antimicrobials: A Privilege Not A Right
CANADA - The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has produced a video explaining to producers what they need to know about anti-microbial drugs, and how to manage resistance....
20 March 2015
View news from Canada Canadian Ranch Awarded for Stewardship on Permanent Pasture
CANADA – Managing permanent pasture and wetland areas were reasons why an Ontario ranching couple received an environmental stewardship award....
View news from Canada Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Member of Parliament...
09 March 2015
View news from Canada CME: Canadian Feedlot Inventory At 21 Year Low
CANADA and US - Statistics Canada has published the results of its semiannual surveys of the Canadian hog and cattle industry and the data showed a couple of diverging trends, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Canada Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
06 March 2015
View news from Canada Beef Research Group Extends Website to Boost Knowledge Sharing
CANADA - A leading beef research organisation has unveiled an information source said to take knowledge transfer in cattle science a step forwards. ...
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....
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