Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Turkey Opens to Canadian Cattle

By Manny Paiva

Cattle industry estimates gaining access to Turkey will be worth $4.5 million per year.

Length: 1:14

How will Britain's decision to leave the European Union impact Canadian farmers?

A Farm Credit Canada economist says there will be short and long-term impacts on our agri-food markets.

J-P Gervais says the exit will create instability and volatility in financial markets.

He points out that usually means a stronger U-S dollar as investors look for a safe haven -- and that in turn means weaker agricultural commodity prices.

But Gervais doesn't think the impact in this case will be too significant.

He adds a lower Canadian dollar could mean more attractive prices for commodities priced in U-S dollars that Canadian producers sell.


Good news for Canadian cattle farmers.

Our federal government has announced new market access to Turkey.

The market opens immediately.

And the Canadian cattle industry estimates that gaining this access will be worth 4.5 million dollars per year -- offering the potential of being a top export market for Canadian breeding cattle.


Ontario Pork confirms another PED case -- this time on a finisher farm in Waterloo Region.

It's the second confirmed case this month and the 13th this year.

The first case of PED was confirmed in Ontario in January of 2014 -- and there have been 98 cases since.

While fatal for young piglets, PED is not considered a threat to human health or to food safety.


When it comes to turning cows onto pastures that contain a mixture of legumes and grasses -- there is always a risk of bloat.

Barry Yaremcio is a beef and forage specialist.

He says to feed the cows a mixture of alfalfa and grass hay for three or four days beforehand -- so the bacteria in the rumen adjusts to the alfalfa in the ration.



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