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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....
View news from Canada Ag Minister Challenges 4-H Youth to Help Feed a Hungry Planet
CANADA - Canada's next generation of farmers and producers will benefit from continued support from the Harper Government. ...
20 August 2013
View news from Canada Buy Local Programme to Boost Beef Profile
CANADA – The British Columbia public are being given the opportunity to learn about the range of beef products available through the local government’s Buy Local programme....
View news from Canada Alberta Delegation Successful in Kazakhstan
CANADA – Alberta delegates have been successful in generating trade and interest in central Asia, currently valued at CAN$10 million....
14 August 2013
View news from Canada New Vibrio Test Available for Western Canadians
CANADA - A DNA based vibriosis test is the solution to inaccurate tests already available, researchers say. ...
13 August 2013
View news from Canada Guelph Launches Heat Stress App
CANADA - The University of Guelph has launched a free App for measuring heat stress in livestock and poultry. ...
06 August 2013
View news from Canada Maple Leaf Foods Records Loss
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has recorded a net loss of C$14.7 million in the first six months of the year compared to net earnings of C$20.2 million last year. ...
05 August 2013
View news from Canada Cattlemen Welcome Import Levy
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has welcomed the introduction of an import levy on cattle of C$1 per head. ...
02 August 2013
View news from Canada Explore Various Options for Addressing Excess Phosphorus
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says farmers contending with excess phosphorus now have a range of options, Bruce Cochrane writes....
01 August 2013
View news from Canada Beef Marketing and Promotion Levy to be Applied to Imported Cattle and Beef
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister has announced a levy charged on cattle marketed in Canada to fund research, market development and promotion will be applied to imported cattle and beef, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 July 2013
View news from Canada Food Safety Reforms Could Give Agriculture a Competitive Edge
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's food safety reforms will help keep food safe for Canadian families and give our agriculture sector a globally competitive advantage, according to Bruce Cochrane....
29 July 2013
View news from Canada Government Support for Agriculture Innovation
CANADA – The governments of Canada and British Columbia have renewed a programme to support the B.C. agri-food industry’s efforts to increase its competitiveness and sustainability. ...
24 July 2013
View news from Canada New Beef Label Could Solve Grass-fed Confusion
CANADA - A beef certification label is now available to distinguish 100 per cent grass-fed beef in Canada....
View news from Canada Improved Livestock Efficiency, Increased Crop Yields Help Improve Phosphorus Balance
CANADA - New research suggests improved efficiency in livestock production and increased crops yields are helping improve the phosphorus balance in rural Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 July 2013
View news from Canada New Vibriosis Test has 85 per cent Accuracy
CANADA – A study has identified a good diagnostic test for virbiosis....
View news from Canada Two Projects to Speed Up E.Coli Detection
CANADA - Two new projects will develop new tests to rapidly detect E. coli in beef packing plants, Genome Alberta announced this week....
View news from Canada New Generation of Progress Brewing in Farm GHG Management
CANADA - Canadian farmers are seeing some significant new advances in understanding, measuring and managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These will help anchor environmentally sustainable industry practices and generate more efficient and effective...
View news from Canada Minister Ritz Updates US M-COOL Issue
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister says amendments to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling, introduced in May, have worsened US discrimination against imported Canadian and Mexican cattle and hogs, Bruce Cochrane writes....
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