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16 April 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. ...
09 April 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....
21 March 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. ...
12 March 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...
28 February 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....
26 February 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....
24 February 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)...
19 February 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....
18 February 2014
View news from Canada Farmers Encouraged to Tell Their Stories Online
CANADA - The producer of farmNwife.com is encouraging farmers to consider telling their stories online, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 February 2014
View news from Canada Budget 2014 Supports Canada’s Beef Cattle Producers
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has welcomed the investments and commitments in the 2014 Federal Budget that support important initiatives for Canada’s beef cattle producers....
11 February 2014
View news from Canada Taiwan Opens Up to Canadian Beef
CANADA - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Taiwan and Canada have signed an arrangement to expand market access to include Canadian bone-in beef and other specified beef products from animals under 30 months of age (UTM)....
10 February 2014
View news from Canada Producers Urged to Recapture the Dignity of Raising Animals
CANADA - Activists are using religion and children as two powerful tools to wage war against the livestock industry, and producers and their industry need to recapture the moral high ground in raising livestock, says Dr Nelson Kloosterman....
05 February 2014
View news from Canada New Programme to Support Animal Welfare at Slaughter
CANADA - The Canadian government is backing a new programme designed to promote the welfare of animals at slaughter....
29 January 2014
View news from Canada Livestock Insurance To Reduce Risk in Western Canada
CANADA – The Western Livestock Price Insurance Programme will not remove risk but will offer ways to manage it, says Canadian Cattlemen’s Association President Martin Unrau....
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....
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. ...
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 Agricultural Trade Opportunities Expanded in Europe
CANADA & EU - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has concluded a successful trade mission to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany....
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....
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....
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