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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…
A new genetic link to the immune system in laying hens has been discovered that could result in laying hens being born resistant to many diseases.Pioneering research of the full genome of over 1,600 layers has revealed a genetic link to natural antibodies (called: NAbs).This research that was undertaken by…
Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) received full government recognition for the TFC On-Farm Food Safety Program under the Food Safety Recognition Program (FSRP) in mid-April.The recognition process is led by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), with the participation of federal, provincial and territorial governments.“This recognition represents the culmination of…
New specialty market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.).The advances come as Nuscience, a member of the Royal…
A 170,000 square-foot facility in Balzac, Alta., will be the breeding ground for insects that can be used as chicken feed.B.C.’s Enterra Feed Corporation plans to open its Alberta facility by the end of the year, where it will produce billions of individual black soldier flies. | READ MORE
La Coop fédérée, an agri-food cooperative with operations across Canada, announced recently that it has reached an agreement with Standard Nutrition Canada (SNC), a Winnipeg-based company offering animal nutrition products and services, to integrate their activities into Western provinces. Thus, they will become one of the most prominent players in…
The Agri-Food Management Institute (AMI) will be delivering a mixture of established programming and new projects under the newly launched Canadian Agricultural Partnership.The focus will be on business management, productivity enhancement, and local production opportunities for both farm businesses and food processors.Popular AMI initiatives, including Advanced Farm Management Program, Transition…

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