Ottawa is putting nearly half a million dollars into improving food safety.
Our federal government is pumping close to half a million dollars to improve food safety in the sheep and goat industry.
The Canadian sheep federation and the National goat federation will receive funds to develop a national identification and traceability plan.
There is growing demand for sheep and goats.
And the industry wants to provide feedback and information to consumers about where their food and other products are coming from.
Speaking of goats -- Grey County Ag Services is holding a goat herd health course this afternoon at the Markdale office.
Doctor Chris Buschbeck will review herd health issues that should be monitored through out the year -- as well as preventative measures such as vaccinations.
And the Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports a survey suggests farmers want more timely and transparent marketing signals.
As well, 83 per cent of agri-business owners says they want the option to market their wheat and barley outside the Wheat Board.
Farmers also surveyed said they are dissatisfied with producer payment options for wheat and the cash-plus program for malt barley.