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Category: Livestock

Elevators working in reverse as Alberta cattle feeders face increasingly desperate feed shortage

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January 20, 2022

Corn imports into Western Canada from the U.S. have risen dramatically following the 2021 drought, but cattle feeders in Alberta say unpredictable...Read more »

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Rural and remote Ontario vets get funding boost for new equipment

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January 20, 2022

Ontario veterinarians will be able to access a portion of up to $4 million for new, portal and virtual equipment. Funded through the Canadian...Read more »

South Korea ends ban on Canadian beef

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January 19, 2022

South Korea has announced it will end its almost month-long ban on buying Canadian beef. The ban lasted almost one month, after an atypical case of...Read more »

The system is brittle, and we’re going to break it: Cam Dahl on impacts of vaccine mandates

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January 18, 2022

On January 15th, Canada officially put in place a vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers. The United States is planning on doing the same...Read more »

Putting life back together after the flood

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January 18, 2022

How do you rebuild a farming community after the most serious flooding event in modern history? Last week on the Farmer Rapid Fire, Shaun Haney was...Read more »

Farm groups react to impending mandatory vaccine mandates for truck drivers

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January 14, 2022

With the Government of Canada planning to implement its vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers on Saturday, January 15, and a looming...Read more »

Bob Lowe named as VP of Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

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January 10, 2022

Bob Lowe, current president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and long-standing beef industry member, will serve as vice president of...Read more »

Ontario set to hire four new extension staff

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January 10, 2022

Ontario’s agriculture ministry is set to hire four new extension staff over three locations: Ridgetown, Kemptville, and Vineland. Job offers are...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Futures market keeps close eye on labour uncertainties

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January 7, 2022

With the rise of the omicron variant, we’re watching COVID-19 once again disrupt the supply chain. Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livstock Exchange says...Read more »

China, Philippines suspend imports of Canadian beef following atypical BSE case

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January 7, 2022

China and the Philippines have joined South Korea in temporarily suspending imports of Canadian beef following the discovery of an atypical case of...Read more »

Federal money earmarked to improve genetic services for sheep and goat industries

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January 7, 2022

The Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI) will use $495,000 in federal funding to work with industry partners to develop a Canada-wide...Read more »

Jennifer Hayes appointed as chairperson of Canadian Dairy Commission

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January 4, 2022

Dairy and beef farmer Jennifer Hayes has been appointed as the first woman chairperson of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) for a four-year term....Read more »

Both Canada and U.S. claim victory in first challenge of USMCA rules for dairy

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January 4, 2022

Both Canada and the U.S. are claiming victory in a panel ruling that upheld Canada’s supply management system for dairy, but found Canada’s...Read more »

Roundtable on American meat industry consolidation dedicates US$1 billion for increased processing capacity

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January 3, 2022

Along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted...Read more »

Set your intentions for 2022: New Year’s resolutions for the farm

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December 31, 2021

A new year can bring a clean slate, a fresh start, and with it some encouragement to improve ourselves, our businesses, and our habits. Beyond the...Read more »