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22 July 2013
View news from Canada Changes to M-COOL Could Add Significantly to Pork, Beef Costs
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board warns changes to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will add to the cost of processing beef and pork in the United States without providing any added benefits, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 July 2013
View news from Canada Research Shows Soil Phosphorus Levels in Balance
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative shows, in the majority of Manitoba's rural municipalities, levels of phosphorus in the soil are in balance with the rate of removal by crops, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 July 2013
View news from Canada CPC, CCA Join US Legal Action to Block USDA’s M-COOL Rule
CANADA - On Monday, 8 July, a legal challenge was filed with the US District Court of the District of Columbia by members of the US and Canadian meat industry to stay USDA’s Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) rule. The Canadian Pork Council...
04 July 2013
View news from Canada McDonald's and Animal Welfare 'Tipping Point'
CANADA - One of the best indicators of where the world is headed in livestock welfare innovation is the activity led by McDonald's Corporation....
03 July 2013
View news from Canada Fly Control Has Positive Impact on Cattle Weight Gain, Stress
US - Don't underestimate the importance of fly control particularly during Summer months. Cattle exposed to flies bunch up to seek protection, and this behaviour can cause an increase in temperature and stress levels, which could lead to weight loss....
02 July 2013
View news from Canada Industry Targets Top Three Feedlot Diseases
US - Researchers, veterinarians, and feedlot operators are working on a chute-side tool that would detect common bovine diseases in the early stages, allowing feedlot operators to treat and contain sick animals promptly....
21 June 2013
View news from Canada Canadian Beef and Pork Consumption Rise
CANADA - Consumption of beef and pork rose in Canada last year while chicken consumption fell. ...
19 June 2013
View news from Canada Growing Forward 2 Paves Way for Risk Management Initiatives
CANADA - Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Pierre Lemieux, has announced up to C$15 million for the launch of a new Growing Forward 2 programme to encourage the development and adoption of new private sector or producer-funded agricultural risk...
18 June 2013
View news from Canada Canada Counts on US Interests to Press for Resolution of COOL Issue
CANADA - Canada's minister of agriculture is counting on pressure on the American government from within the United States to help bring resolution to the Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling issue, writes Bruce Cochrane....
13 June 2013
View news from Canada Govts Announce New Research Chair to Focus on Forage
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced funding of C$1.25 million over five years for the creation of a forage research chair at the University of Saskatchewan. ...
10 June 2013
View news from Canada Producers Give Beef Safety Efforts Full Support
CANADA – Foot safety improvement efforts from the government responding to XL Foods product recall have been supported by the Market Development organisation, Canadian Beef Inc....
View news from Canada Warning after Anthrax Outbreak in US
CANADA - The Canadian veterinary authorities have issued a warning to vets following the discovery of anthrax in North Dakota. ...
View news from Canada Canada Lists US Products for Retailiation of COOL Dispute
CANADA - The Canadian Government has published a list of products imported from the US that could be targeted for retaliatory action because of the US failure to comply with the World Trade Organisations requirements of Country of Origin Labelling. ...
07 June 2013
View news from Canada Cattle Sold At Auction Following Farmer Arrest
CANADA – Cattle have had to be sold at auction in Saskatchewan following the arrest of two farmers after Animal Rights officers discovered 300 animals in ‘distress’ on an Assiniboia farm....
View news from Canada Be Cautious of Autotoxicity When Developing Old Alfalfa Stands
CANADA - Although many plants produce chemicals to defend against pests, some give off chemicals that hinder other plant species, which is why farmers should be wary when developing old alfalfa fields. ...
06 June 2013
View news from Canada Beef Cattle Code of Practice Updated
CANADA - The process to renew the Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle through the National Farm Animal Care Council is entering the final stages, with the final code on track to be released later this summer. ...
04 June 2013
View news from Canada Prime Minister Welcomes Full Beef Access To Chile
CANADA – Canadian beef producers will now benefit from full market access to Chile for beef exports, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has confirmed....
29 May 2013
View news from Canada A Single Grazing Day Too Early in Spring Loses Three Days in Fall
CANADA - Crested wheat grass, fall rye and winter triticale are great for early spring growth but farmers should not be rushing cattle onto pasture, says Grant Lastiwka, forage expert at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. ...
24 May 2013
View news from Canada Market Access Comes From Being a World Leader in Traceability
CANADA - Cattle tracing efforts, feed bans and testing programmes have led to confidence in Canadian beef, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) announced on Monday, the tenth anniversary since the bovine spongiform encephalopathy outbreak....
View news from Canada Canada Set to Retaliate over US COOL Stance
CANADA - The Canadian Government is set to take retaliatory action against the US over its failure to meet the obligations required by the World Trade Organization over the implementation of Country of Origin Labelling. ...
22 May 2013
View news from Canada Using Banked Forage for Early Season Grazing
CANADA - With the recent long winter, on some farms and ranches hay supplies are short or completely used up. In some areas of the province, purchasing hay is not an option, so some producers are turning cows out on banked grass that was not grazed last...
15 May 2013
View news from Canada Biomass Plant Aids Carcase Disposal
CANADA – Cattle producers in Quebec and eastern Canada will see a drop in their carcase disposal and handling costs thanks to the opening of a biomass boiler plant at the Sanimax rendering facility in Lévis....
30 April 2013
View news from Canada Cattlemen Resume Call for Beef Irradiation
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is to call on Health Canada to restart the process to allow irradiation of beef in Canada. ...
26 April 2013
View news from Canada CME: Canadian Packing Plant Closure Limiting US Slaughter
US/CANADA - Slaughter rates are falling back in the US which may be due to closure of the Levinoff-Colbex packing plant in Canada which processed 2-2500 cows a week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
25 April 2013
View news from Canada Forage and Transportation Aid Applications Extended
CANADA – The period for submitting applications to receive forage and livestock transportation has been extended to May 1, a decision the government hopes will alleviate pressure in drought hit Quebec....
24 April 2013
View news from Canada Growing Forward 2 Launched in Manitoba
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister says Growing Forward 2 takes a less reactive and more proactive approach to addressing the challenges faced by agriculture....
22 April 2013
View news from Canada Russia Chops Canadian Meat Supplier List to 19 Plants
CANADA - Russia's plans to block meat imports from livestock raised on ractopamine will see its list of approved Canadian suppliers cut to 14 pork packing plants, four beef plants and one plant processing both....
16 April 2013
View news from Canada CCA Calls for US COOL to be Withdrawn
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has called on that the US to withdraw its proposed rule for mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) because the association claims it fails to bring the U.S. into compliance with its World Trade...
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