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14 January 2014
View news from Canada Pasture Must Suit the Cow, Expert Advises
CANADA – Mature cows are 400 pounds heavier than thirty years ago, which means sufficient forage is vital for bigger cows, says an Alberta Beef specialist....
13 January 2014
View news from Canada New Canola Meal Website, Canolamazing.com, Launched
The Canola Council of Canada has launched of Canolamazing.com, a new website showcasing the facts and firsthand accounts of using canola meal for dairy rations....
31 December 2013
View news from Canada Academic Advocates Fee for Antibiotics Used in Vet Medicine
CANADA - An economics researcher says extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture and aquaculture is creating a public health crisis and is advocating user fees on non-human antibiotics use....
24 December 2013
View news from Canada Growing Adaptation Program to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare for situations where water storage will directly impact...
19 December 2013
View news from Canada E.Coli Costs Canada $403.9 Million Per Year
US - Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) costs C$403.9 million per year through primary infections and long term health outcomes, research has found....
17 December 2013
View news from Canada Canada to Ship Pork, Beef and Beans to Colombia
CANADA – A free trade agreement between Colombia and Canada is to regulate quotas on the import of pork, beef and beans....
25 November 2013
View news from Canada Canada, Quebec Governments Announce Six Million Dollar Investment
CANADA - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable François Gendron, Quebec’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, are pleased to announce the establishment of the Support...
08 November 2013
View news from Canada Growing Competitiveness Initiatives to Help Young Farmers
CANADA - Young farmers can now access financial assistance to enhance their business management practices through the new Growing Competitiveness program, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister...
07 November 2013
View news from Canada Confidence US M-COOL Will Be Addressed in US Farm Bill
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister is confident the US government will address concerns over Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling through negotiations aimed at finalizing a new US Farm Bill....
View news from Canada Canadian Agriculture Promoted at Winter Fair
CANADA - Canadian producers and livestock farmers will benefit from increased investment in market development and the creation of new export opportunities. ...
04 November 2013
View news from Canada Canada Trade Agreement Causes Schism As Dairy Industry Finds Fault
CANADA – Canada’s new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union presents opportunities for agricultural exports, but has prompted strong opposition from a dairy standpoint....
30 October 2013
View news from Canada New Forage Insurance Package Available for Manitoba Beef Producers
CANADA - A new AgriInsurance forage package will be available in 2014 to provide increased protection for Manitoba beef and forage producers, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced....
11 October 2013
View news from Canada New Initiatives to Promote Food Safety from Farm to Fork
CANADA - Working with Manitobans to ensure food is safe from farm to fork is the goal of the Growing Assurance – Food Safety initiatives being launched as part of the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 agreement, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives...
10 October 2013
View news from Canada Advanced Diagnostics Allow More Precise Use of Antibiotics
CANADA - A Saskatchewan based veterinary consultant says advances in diagnostic techniques have allowed veterinarians to be much more precise with their use of antibiotics in farm animals, according to Bruce Cochrane....
09 October 2013
View news from Canada E.coli Warning in Batches Unpasteurised Canadian Cheese
CANADA - The Public Health Agency of Canada, along with its health and food safety partners, is investigating 25 cases of E.coli O157:H7 illness; 12 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta and one each in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec....
08 October 2013
View news from Canada Wolves Cause Cattle Losses in Saskatchewan
CANADA – Wolves are causing panic amongst cattlemen in the Saskatchewan region as reports of injured and dead cows rises with wolf sightings....
07 October 2013
View news from Canada Canadian Dairy Commissioner Appointed
CANADA – Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced the appointment of Henricus (Hennie) Bos as a Commissioner of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). ...
04 October 2013
View news from Canada Vets Push On-farm Biosecurity
CANADA – Promoting onfarm biosecurity is top of the agenda throughout Canada this week as routine veterinary exams are encouraged as a standard in care....
03 October 2013
View news from Canada Farmers Should Focus on Food When Communicating with Public
CANADA - The executive director of Farm and Food Care Ontario is encouraging farmers to focus on the food they produce when communicating with consumers....
02 October 2013
View news from Canada Canada Assesses Meat Buying from Argentina
CANADA – Argentinian meat processing operators are eagerly awaiting the conclusions of a hygiene review by a Canadian food safety delegation....
13 September 2013
View news from Canada Protecting Livestock from Wildlife
CANADA - New workshops will be held this autumnl to help livestock producers, trappers and hunters work together to better protect livestock from wildlife, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh and Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives...
10 September 2013
View news from Canada Farm Care Conference Set to Deliver Outlook, Codes of Practice
CANADA - Ottawa holds the National Farm Animal Care Conference next month offering attendees the chance to get the latest on Codes of Practice, market place outlooks, communication strategies and leadership opportunities. ...
05 September 2013
View news from Canada Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Levy Ends
CANADA - The Farm Products Marketing Council ended the collection of the voluntary cattle enhancement levy from 1 September. ...
27 August 2013
View news from Canada Maple Leaf to Sell Rendering Biodiesel Company
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods is to sell Rothsay, its rendering and biodiesel business, to Darling International of Irving, Texas. ...
26 August 2013
View news from Canada Investment for Quebec’s Strategic Initiatives in Ag and Agri-Food Sector
CANADA - Gerry Ritz, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and François Gendron, Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announced the launch of Growing Forward 2 in Quebec. The bilateral agreement to implement...
View news from Canada Canada Continues to Fight US M-COOL
CANADA - Gerry Ritz, Canadian agriculture minister, has pledged to continue the fight against US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 August 2013
View news from Canada Interspecies Research Learns M.bovis Can Spread Through Body
CANADA – Scientists studying mycoplasma bovis in bison for the benefit of the cattle industry have learned that the disease can spread through a bison's body to the vital organs....
22 August 2013
View news from Canada CCA Beef Science 'Cluster' in Sustainability Drive
CANADA – A collaboration of industry experts, scientists and universities is to be led by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in a $14 million project to boost beef sector sustainability and competitiveness....
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