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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View news from Canada CCA Calls for US COOL to be Withdrawn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...
11 April 2013
View news from Canada Ag Minister Stands Up for Canadian Livestock Producers
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz concluded his trade mission to the United States where he advocated for measures that would bring the US into full compliance with its WTO obligations on the mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL)....
View news from Canada Minister Considers Options for Dealing with US M-COOL
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister says Ottawa will consider all options should the US fail to bring US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling into compliance with its international trading obligations by 23 May, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 April 2013
View news from Canada Climate and Crop Trends Provide Downer Cow 'Perfect Storm'
CANADA - Forage quality issues are leading to nutrient deficiencies in cattle on Canadian farms....
View news from Canada Canadian Levy Scheme Extended
CANADA – The National beef levy has been extended until June 30 2015....
02 April 2013
View news from Canada Report Confirms Ag Sector’s Continued Growth, Economic Value
CANADA - "An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2013", a report released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), shows the strong contribution of the agriculture and agri-food sector to Canada’s economy. ...
26 March 2013
View news from Canada Proposed Modifications to US M-COOL Could Increase Discrimination Against Imported Livestock
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council suggests proposed modifications to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will increase rather than eliminate the discrimination against live cattle and hogs imported into the US from Canada and Mexico, writes Bruce...
25 March 2013
View news from Canada U.S. and Canadian Cattle Inventory Comparison
CANADA/US - On March 6, 2013, Statistics Canada released its Livestock Estimates, January 1, 2013, report which detailed cattle, hog, and sheep inventories in Canada, writes Tim Petry, Livestock Economist North Dakota State University Extension Service....
20 March 2013
View news from Canada Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have High Genomic Replikin Counts
CANADA - A group of lethal bacteria are of increasing concern worldwide because they are becoming resistant to many or all of the antibiotics previously effective against them. Bioradar UK Ltd. has announced in Ottawa that it has discovered that the concentration...
14 March 2013
View news from Canada Be Wary of Nutrition Levels and Downer Cows
CANADA – As the calving season approaches, farmers are being urged to monitor breeding herds being especially wary of Downer cows in the light of forage standards being different this year to typical winters....
View news from Canada Regulations for Soybean and Forage Seeds Streamlined
CANADA - The Government has proclaimed its commitment to protecting national plant resources from pests and diseases....
13 March 2013
View news from Canada Study Could Shed Light on Prion Adaptation
CANADA – A University of Alberta research team has made a discovery that could explain how prion diseases adapt in order to spread across different species....
View news from Canada Proposed Changes Expected to Make US M-COOL More Onerous
CANADA - A Mayerthorpe, Alberta pork producer says changes being proposed to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling legislation will increase the level of discrimination against live cattle and hogs imported from Canada and Mexico, according to Bruce...
12 March 2013
View news from Canada Canadian Disappointment over COOL Changes
CANADA - Canadian agricultural minister Gerry Ritz said that the government is extremely disappointed with the proposed regulatory changes put forward by the United States today with respect to Country of Origin Labelling....
07 March 2013
View news from Canada New Meat Inspection System Announced
CANADA - Plans for an amended meat inspection system have been unveiled by the government after extensive consultation with ranchers, abattoir operators and local governments. ...
01 March 2013
View news from Canada Positive Outlook for Canadian Agri Sector
CANADA - Three new reports released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are showing a positive outlook for farmers in 2013. ...
25 February 2013
View news from Canada Tight Supplies, High Prices Expected Until Prices Ease
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB predicts continued tight global availability of grain and high prices before prices start to ease in anticipation of this year's harvest....
21 February 2013
View news from Canada Value of Livestock Manure Fertilizer Underscored
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says the rising price of commercial fertilizer has highlighted the economic value that can be extracted from the use of livestock manure fertilizer, Bruce Cochrane...
20 February 2013
View news from Canada Nerve Block and Meloxicam Injection to Stop Castration Pain
CANADA - Research suggests that beef calves of all ages experience stress when they are handled or when management practices are applied to them which might cause pain, writes Barry Potter, Agriculture Development Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture...
15 February 2013
View news from Canada Independent Panel Appointed in Response to E Coli Outbreak
CANADA - While Canada's food safety system remains robust events such as the XL Foods Inc. beef recall that occurred in September and October of 2012 underscore the importance of ongoing review and continuous improvement....
View news from Canada New Variety of Sainfoin Could Mean Bloat Free Alfalfa Forage
CANADA - Great news has ermerged for cattle producers as Scientists have developed a new variety of sainfoin that when paired with alfalfa in a mixed stand offers bloat-free alfalfa pasture grazing for cattle....
04 February 2013
View news from Canada ‘Cowbytes’ Offers Ration and Costing Advice
CANADA – Cattlemen are beginning to hear about a ration balancing computer programme now available called ‘Cowbytes’....
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