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Country 105

Agriculture Report

PED Virus Blamed for Meat Packer Woes

By Manny Paiva

Ontario Pork believes PED virus has played a factor in financial woes at Quality Meat Packers.

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The financial problems at an Ontario meat packer are being blamed on the PED virus.

Ontario Pork believes porcine epidemic diarrhea is a contributing factor for the problems at Quality Meat Packers.

Chair Amy Cronin figures the escalating costs of hogs has probably had a negative impact on the company's cash flows.

Quality and Toronto Abattoirs Limited have filed for creditor protection.

Quality handles about 25 per cent of the province's hog production.


The best and the brightest in agriculture in Grey Bruce will be honoured later this month.

Nominations are now open for the the Tommy Cooper award.

It recognizes an individual from Grey or Bruce County for his or her outstanding contribution to farming and farm life.

The deadline for nominations is tomorrow at Noon.

Nomination forms are available at the Bruce and Grey Federations of Agriculture offices -- or here at Bayshore Broadcasting.

The Tommy Cooper will be handed out on Friday April 25th.


Investigators say the death of a 16 year old boy at a junior rodeo training event near Edmonton appears to have been a freak accident.

Police say they were called to the Thorsby Haymaker Centre on Saturday afternoon after the boy was thrown while practising for the saddle bronc event.

The RCMP say it appears the boy was bucked off the horse and was kicked after landing.


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