By Fadi Didi
Tests are being done to determine if Camelina meal can be used as feedstock for dairy animals to produce milk with healthy Omega-3 type nutrients?
Could Camelina meal be used as feedstock for dairy animals to produce milk with healthy Omega-3 type nutrients?
The University of Saskatchewan is trying to find that out.
There are two tests being done with Camelina meal on eight Holsteins to determine the impact on milk production output, taste, and fatty acid content in milk.
Recent tests in Europe found concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-type fatty acids rose significantly in milk from animals that were fed Camelina meal.
Camelina has been approved to use in broiler chickens and approval is expected soon for the inclusion of Camelina rations for hens in the egg industry.
The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association continues to hold free workshops for farmers across the province.
The OSCIA regularly holds sessions about the environmental farm plan.
There are also workshops about growing your farm profits, like the one that continues tomorrow in Orangeville.
There are also food safety webinars as well as traceability and biosecurity workshops available on the website.
For more information, go online to www.ontariosoilcrop.org
The president of Keystone Agricultural Producers is on board with the recent move by the federal government to prolong for one year the temporary rail transport provisions.
They were enacted under the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.
The measures include extended interswitching limits and strengthened regulations to ensure that railways meet service obligations.
President Dan Mazier says the move stabilizes the conversation around grain transport.
He adds it's critical for the government to understand the importance of rail transport for agriculture.