Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Bacon at the Ball Game

By Fadi Didi

Manitoba Pork is hoping bacon at a baseball game will generate some sizzle.

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Alberta Beef Producers Chair Bob Lowe says more needs to be done to educate consumers about Canada's beef industry.

For example, he says he was shocked to discover that most Canadians don't know about the antibiotic withdrawal period for cattle.

Federal regulations mandate that cattle must only have a certain amount of antibiotics in their system when they're slaughtered, ensuring no antibiotics are present in the beef you consume.

Lowe says it's just something people in the industry take for granted, and never talk about.


A homeowner with a swimming pool in Manitoba says bees from a nearby apiary are buzzing onto his property in search of water.

Richard Baker, who lives south of Brandon, says he's allergic to bees and his son is terrified of them.

Bryan Grysiuk, owner of Grysiuk Honey Farms, says the pool owner's land is in the middle of an agricultural area.

Baker took the company before the Manitoba Farm Industry Practices Board and argued the apiary owner wasn't providing the bees adequate food and water.

But the board ruled earlier this year that the disturbance from the beeekeeping was a result of normal farm practice.


The Canadian Dairy Commission has an opening for a new member.

Qualifications include having significant experience in the dairy production sector, and either a degree in a relevant field or an acceptable combination of education and job-related training or experience.

The C-D-C administers national dairy programs, working with industry stakeholders and provincial milk marketing boards and agencies.

Commission members work 36 to 50 days a year, including commission meetings and meetings of the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee.

The deadline for applications to the Canadian Dairy Commission is this Wednesday, August 17th. 


Manitoba Pork is hoping bacon at a baseball game will generate some sizzle.

The Manitoba Goldeyes will be wearing special bacon jerseys and other bacon-wear will be available for purchase at the team's second annual Bacon Night this Wednesday.

Manitoba Pork chair George Matheson will also be throwing out the first pitch and bacon-themed treats will be available.

Fans can enter to win bacon for a year during the game. 

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