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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....
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....
 
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