By Fadi Didi
Hybrid Turkeys pleads guilty to one count of failing to exercise reasonable care and supervision of the euthanasia of an animal.
An Ontario company has been fined $5,600 for animal cruelty charge.
Hybrid Turkeys pleaded guilty to one count of failing to exercise reasonable care and supervision of the euthanasia of an animal at its Woodstock-area facility.
The Ontario S-P-C-A had originally laid 11 charges following an investigation in 2014.
A Hybrid Turkeys official says the company has zero tolerance for animal abuse.
Hog slaughter in this country is running over 18 per cent ahead of last year.
Figures from Agriculture and AgriFood Canada show federal and provincial slaughter so far this year has topped 50 million head.
Live hog exports to the U-S are up 12.7 per cent so far this year -- while our overall pork imports are up 4.4 per cent.
The U-S hog slaughter is also up on the year.
Ron Plain of the University of Missouri says last week -- more than 2.2 million head slaughter was up just over 11 per cent from the same week last year.
Viterra has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the shares of Twin Rivers Technologies Entreprises in Quebec.
The acquisition includes a canola and soybean crushing and refining plant.
With a crushing capacity of 1.05 million metric tonnes per year -- TRT-ETGO is the largest oilseed processing plant in Eastern Canada.
The plant began operations in 2010 and produces vegetable oil for food and industrial markets, as well as meal for the livestock industry.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions -- and is expected to close this year.