Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

A New Wheat in Canada

By Liny Lamberink

Canada Northern Hard Red was part of a project by the Canadian Grains Commission.


Length: 1:34

A new wheat class is being introduced throughout Canada.
   
Canada Northern Hard Red was part of a project by the Canadian Grains Commission.
   
Daryl Beswitherick with the commission says the introduction accommodates international consumers of Canadian wheat.
   
Beswitherick says international customers have said the gluten strength in previous red wheat grown by Canadians was too weak. 

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An Ontario company is getting funding to help develop a new line of antimicrobial feed additives to help control disease outbreaks in poultry flocks.
    
The additives being developed by Mississauga-based Ab-Celex are described as being both non-antibiotic and non-hormonal.
    
They're specifically aimed at two of the most common food-borne bacteria that infect poultry -- campylobacter and Salmonella.
    
The 3-point-4 million dollars investment is coming from the Agri-Innovation Program under the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 platform.

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About 150 antique threshing machines in Manitoba have set a world record for the most threshers operating at once.
    
The Manitoba Agricultural Museum joined with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to set the record on Sunday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion and Stampede.
    
A portion of the proceeds go to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
   
To make the record, the threshers had to run simultaneously for at least 15 minutes.


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