Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Begins

By Fadi Didi

It's the LARGEST combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show in the world.

Length: 1:07

The 94th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair begins at Exhibition Place in Toronto tomorrow (Thurs.), and goes until November 13th.

It's the LARGEST combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show in the world.

Meanwhile, the countdown to the Canadian Western Agribition is on.

The annual event in Regina, Saskachewan is getting bigger and better this year
with a number of new additions, including a event inviting the public to go running with the bulls (doesn't that sound safe?).

While the animals, rodeo and industry opportunities remain, C-E-O Chris Lane maintains they want to see further expansion to bring people in.

Agribition begins November 21st and runs until November 26th.


And the Canola Council of Canada is applauding the historic signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

After seven years of negotiations, the CETA agreement was signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the weekend.

C-C-C vice-president Brian Innes says anything to get more value from canola products and export markets is good news for the canola industry.

He says Canada is now on track to get rid of our tariffs on canola oil going into the European Union.


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reports Canada's hog slaughter to be 1.9 per cent ahead of last year at this time.

Ontario has processed 4.22 million head, an increase of 2.7 per cent on the year.

Canada's overall pork production has now pushed 2.5 per cent ahead of 2015, which is equivalent to nearly 41,000 tonnes.

Ron Plain of the University of Missouri reports U.S. hog slaughter to be running one to two per cent higher across the country from this time last year.


And lumber production by sawmills rose 8.4 per cent from July to 5,746.1 thousand cubic metres in August.

Production was 8.7 per cent higher than it was in August 2015.

Sawmills shipped 5,729.8 thousand cubic metres of lumber in August, up 4.1 per cent from July.

Shipments were 10.8 per cent higher compared with August 2015.


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