Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

More Money for Goat Industry

By Matt Villeneuve

The goat industry is getting 255 thousand dollars from the federal government.

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The goat industry is getting 255 thousand dollars from the federal government.

The money is to help producers prepare for mandatory national identification and traceability requirements.

There are approximately 225-thousand goats in Canada on six-thousand farms.

The industry's primary exports are meat, cheese, and live animals.


A goat milk producer from Bruce County has been recognized with the Ontario Goat Advocate Award.

It goes to Ed Franken and his family -- who milk more than 800 goats at Frankhaven Farms at Teeswater.

It's a purebred operation that has won several awards as the Royal Winter Fair.

The Franken family has always provided animals for demonstrations and tours.

The Goat Advocate Award honours farmers for their innovative management and for their passion in mentoring and education in the industry. 


Monsanto is embroiled in a royalty battle with India.

The American seed giant is threatening to pull its genetically modified crop technology from the country if the government goes ahead with its plan to cut royalty fees.

About seven-million cotton farmers in India use Monsanto's cotton seeds.


Tourism Calgary says it's considering making a pitch to the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

The Championship may leave Edmonton after four decades after lease negotiations broke down between the Professional Rodeo Association and the City.

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