Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Food Traceability Conference

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Farmers learn about food traceability.


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Some farmers will learn about the benefits of food traceability today.

OMAFRA is holding the Ontario Forum on Agri Food Traceability in Guelph.

Manager of Food Safety Holly Sabara tells us hundreds of producers are expected to attend.

Sabara claims traceability can provide farmers with better efficiencies and accurate information to help improve their business.

New Ontario Ag Minister Carol Mitchell from Huron Bruce will deliver a welcoming speech at today's meeting.

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Tickets are still available for the annual general meeting for the Grey Bruce Livestock Co-Operative.

The banquet is being held at the Wiarton Arena and begins at 6:30 tonight.

Tickets are available by calling Leanne at 371-3953.

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The Canadian government is investing 5 million dollars to expand consumption of Canadian farm goods in Mexico.

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says the money will be used for market research and promotion.

Ritz is also is pushing Mexico to reopen its market for Canadian beef over 30 months.

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C-N Rail is reporting net income of 1.85 billion dollars last year.

All commodity groups at C-N saw revenue declines -- but the smallest amount was in grain, coal and fertilizers at three per cent.

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A study at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon is examining the behaviour of beef cows.

The long term goal is to assist producers select the best mothers from replacement heifers.

Researcher Brooke Aitken notes so far -- they have found about 4 per cent of cows are considered potentially dangerous and another 1 per cent mismother their calves.

 

 


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