Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Canadian Beef in Vietnam


Canadian cattle, sheep and goats hit the Vietnamese market.


For the first time since 2003 -- an Asian market has opened its doors to Canadian live breeding cattle, sheep and goats.

Trade with the Vietnamese market will resume immediately.

Vietnam banned imports of Canadian live cattle -- along with beef and beef products -- following Canada's announcement of its first case of mad cow disease in May 2003.

Full access for Canadian beef exports to Vietnam was secured in July 2010.


Ontario's New Democrats are promising to make provincial wines more available in LCBO stores if they win the October 6th election.

Leader Andrea Horwath says she will get the LCBO to guarantee more shelf space for independently produced Ontario wines.

She also wants to increase the Ontario grape content in wines labelled as ''cellared in Canada.''

The NDP's agricultural platform also includes a promised apprenticeship program to help more young people get a start in farming.

Horwath notes the average age of an Ontario farmer is 53 -- 12 years older than the average age in non-farming sectors.


The fifth of 7 information meetings on the Canadian Wheat Board will be held tonight -- this time in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Directors are criss-crossing the Prairies to make their case for the board's monopoly over the marketing of wheat and barley.

The board is holding a plebiscite that asks producers to determine its future role -- but Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has already said he'll ignore the results.


And two Winnipeg based makers of farm equipment say profits were up in the third quarter compared to last year.

Buhler Industries says it sold more tractors and that helped its net profit reach 4.6 million dollars -- up from 4 million the year before.

Ag Growth International reports it made 12 million dollars for the quarter -- compared to 11.6 million the year before.



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