By Fadi Didi
Hayters Turkey Farm near Dashwood has increased their production of halal products.
Hayters Turkey Farm near Dashwood has increased their production of halal products -- which meet Muslim guidelines for animal slaughter.
Operations Manager at Hayters, Sean Maguire, says they've hired a Muslim man of faith to perform the slaughter ritual that conforms with religious law.
Agricultural federations are urging NAFTA negotiators to skip farms and ranches if they're looking for sectors in need of a makeover.
Representatives from farm groups in Canada, the U-S and Mexico says the current agreement is working well.
Ron Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, says when something is working well it should be left alone.
Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign affairs minister, has promised to defend supply management in the NAFTA talks.
Ottawa and Manitoba say they will spend 1.4 million dollars to expand dairy research at the University of Manitoba.
The money will allow the university to expand its dairy facility and install a new automated milking system and other upgrades.
The hope is the project will ensure the facility will meet industry standards and support the growth of value-added dairy processing in Manitoba. The project is expected to go to tender later this year.
The dairy industry in Manitoba generates more 250 million dollars in farm gate revenues.