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Maple Lodge Farms’ (MLF) recently announced an $8 million expansion to its hatchery in Port Hope. The investment will extend the hatchery by 22,825 square feet for a total of 56,000 square feet and include state-of-the-art incubation equipment.“We are committed to the province’s chicken farmers and the Ontario hatching egg…
The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) is proud to announce the winners of their annual scholarships. Each of these exceptional students will receive $2,500 for post-secondary agricultural education.The 2018 winners are: Adriana Van Tryp, Burdett, Alta. Laura Carruthers, Frenchman Butte, Sask. Pete Giesbrecht, Winkler, Man. Owen Ricker, Dunnville, Ont. Jeremy…
Phagelux, Inc. a global biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel phage and lysin antibacterial products and solutions, made multiple announcements by entities within its agricultural division.Ryan Benson, director of U.S. Sales and Marketing for OmniLytics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Phagelux, Inc., announced that Omnilytics…
Canada and Prince Edward Island are working together to take climate action and find solutions to help Canadians save money, reduce energy waste, create jobs, and support healthy communities.The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay—on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna—and Prince Edward Island’s…
With harvest season fast approaching, many farmers are looking to upgrade their fleets. Over the next two months Ritchie Bros. will sell more than 8,000 farm-related equipment items and trucks through its live auctions and online marketplaces.In June and July alone, Ritchie Bros. will conduct more than 65 agricultural auctions,…
Canadian dairy, chicken, turkey and egg farmers have once again teamed up to host the Downtown Diner in Ottawa. The event is a unique opportunity to meet Canadian farmers and learn first-hand how they provide fresh, local, high-quality food to Canadians every single day, thanks to supply management.Farmers also welcomed…
Chicken farmers in the Philippines will soon test their birds for deadly pathogens with a new hand-held device and smartphone app they can use on their own farms.It will help farmers act fast before disease can spread and potentially infect people. It also cuts out the need to send samples…
For anyone wondering why Donald Trump has been tweeting about Canadian agriculture lately -- Justin Trudeau insists that he is the instigator.The prime minister said Thursday that the U.S. president's complaints on Twitter about Canada's trade barriers are the result of his refusal to give in to Trump's demands to…
B.C. businesses are watching closely as Canada’s trade dispute with the U.S. heats up, with the latest threat directed at protected dairy, egg and poultry production.Soon after extending its “national security” tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to include Canada, U.S. president Donald Trump took to Twitter to warn of…
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) recently released a report that details the important contribution rural municipalities make and outlines the unique challenges they face.The comprehensive report titled Rural Challenges, national opportunity – Shaping the future of rural Canada includes recommendations encouraging the federal government to tackle these challenges head-on…
The British poultry industry has today launched a new apprenticeship standard for poultry workers, creating a pipeline to bring skilled workers into the sector.A cross-industry group, which includes the NFU, British Poultry Council (BPC) and Poultec, has launched the new initiative at the Pig and Poultry Fair.It is a significant…
An increase in veterinary drug service fees proposed by Health Canada could lead to higher prices for some animal medications and the elimination of others, according to a report from research organization Agri-Food Economic Systems.The report, which was commissioned by the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), states the suggested increases…
Jamesway is pleased to announce the launch of its online parts website. Now hundreds of parts are online and can be easily accessed from a computer, handheld device or tablet.The site offers all Jamesway’s clients product information and graphics, a quote request tool, and access to ‘My Account’ with value…
AgSafe has launched a new free safety self-assessment web tool for B.C.’s agriculture organizations and other naturally aligned industries.The Safety Ready Certificate of Recognition (COR) Self-Assessment website is designed to assist organizations in assessing their readiness for a COR program audit.The self-assessment tool begins with a questionnaire to be completed…
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, recently announced three appointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC).Brian Douglas begins a four-year term as the newly appointed Chair of the FPCC, effective June 11; Yvon Cyr joins the Council for a four-year term, effective immediately; and Maryse Dubé…
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