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Agriculture Report

Funding for Genomic Testing

By Fadi Didi

Feds announce a million dollars in funding to help make genomic testing accessible for less money.


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Our federal government has announced a million dollars in funding to help make genomic testing accessible for less money.

The investment will enable the Canadian Beef Breeds Council to demonstrate to producers the use and value of improving beef herds through genotyping.

By offering the testing for various breeds at a reduced cost, it's hoped more producers will adopt genomic testing.

The government claims determining the right genetic mix in herds will allow producers to increase their return on investment.

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There was a barn fire near Norwich on the weekend.

Police say 9 rescue horses died in the blaze.

They were being rented out for trail rides and birthday parties.

No word on the cause of the fire.

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Canada's soybean industry was showcased in Japan and South Korea during a recent trade mission.

South Korea is a newer market for Canadian soybeans thanks to a new Free trade Agreement that came into affect last year.

The Executive Director of Soy Canada, Jim Everson, says quality is key for Canadian exports.

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And a study by Purdie University says grain bin entrapments and other confined space accidents on U-S farms fell to their lowest level in a decade last year.

The U-S recorded 47 accidents in grain bins or other confined spaces in 2015.

That's 34 per cent less than in 2014 -- when there were 71 such accidents and the fewest since 46 were recorded in 2006.

 

 

 


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