Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Rabies cases decline in Canada.


Figures show 123 cases last year compared with 145 in 2009 across the country.


The Canadian Food and Inspection Agency says there were 123 cases of rabies in Canada in 2010.

That's compared to 145 cases in 2009.

There were 39 cases in Ontario -- including almost a dozen in Grey Bruce.

Manitoba recorded the highest amount with 40.

No cases of rabies were reported from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and the Yukon.


The Ontario Cattlemen's Association and Ontario Pork is asking both the federal and provincial governments to support a risk management program.

The groups argue the program would protect against market fluctuations and share in and limit risk.

It would be similar to the successful pilot program implemented and recently extended by the Ontario government for the grains and oilseeds industry.

Curtis Royal -- the President of the Ontario Cattlemen's Association -- says a risk insurance program is their number one priority.


And the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is holding its conference this week.

It begins today and continues tomorrow in Niagara Falls.

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