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The success of some canola growers in the province is likely inspiring more producers to be interested in growing the crop, and increasing the knowledge and experience of Ontario agronomists.
Canada and the United Kingdom have hammered out a post-Brexit trade deal. Dairy Farmers of Canada Vice-President David Wiens talked about how will this impact Canada's dairy industry.
More than 270 delegates from 50 county federations and 18 commodity organizations representing the grassroots voice of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) attended the organization’s 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture held the first of two virtual meetings as part of their annual conference.
This webinar is for producers who are considering selling food products direct to consumers. This webinar takes place Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 9 to 10:30 am. It is designed for producers who are new to or considering selling their products through farmers’ markets or other direct consumer methods.
The Canadian Light Source was used to conduct a study of chickpeas to help determine what parts of them could be used for ruminant feed.
A modernized BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions formulation, packaging and distribution facility was recently unveiled in Regina.
With only a couple of major crops left in the field to harvest, the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report is shifting it’s focus to winter wheat and soil moisture levels.
Dairy manure is a natural crop fertilizer, and Texas A&M AgriLife scientists believe they have discovered a way to make sure that the valuable resource stays on crops where it is applied as a fertilizer, and out of waterways, where it is a potential pollutant.
Dan Darling, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), issued the statement below following the announcement of a Canada-UK Continuity Trade Agreement:
Meat processor Cranswick has posted a 31% increase in half-yearly profits to almost £61m. The Hull-based company exports pigmeat and supplies chicken and pork products to British retailers. Figures for the six months to 26 September show adjusted profit before tax was £60.7m – up 30.8% on the same period in 2019. The increase […]
Results of a recent study into lamb survival show that protein deficiency and negative energy balance in ewes can affect both lamb mortality in the first 24 hours and growth rates until weaning. These conclusions highlight the value of nutrition and metabolic profiling of ewes ahead of lambing given the long-reaching effects imbalances can have […]
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Winter wheat yields topped 15t/ha and oilseed rape 7t/ha for Lincolnshire Wolds grower Tim Lamyman as he won gold awards for both crops in a top-yield competition at the end of a tricky growing season. Scottish growers dominated the spring barley category of the Yield Enhancement Network (Yen) awards, with Fife farmer David Bell growing […]
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There is an increasing focus on improving soil health as farmers look to introduce more sustainable arable cropping systems, and the finalists of the Soil Farmer of the Year 2020 competition are showing how it can be achieved. Two of the 2020 finalists, Jake Freestone and John Martin, have achieved significant improvements in soil health. […]
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Fed-up farmers have blocked HS2 construction workers access to their land over delayed compensation payments. Simon Swerling and his family blocked worker access to the HS2 vent shaft construction for the high-speed railway outside their farm in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire on Wednesday (25 November). The farmers parked a tractor-trailer across the route into their […]
A bitter row has erupted over levels of funding for farmers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for 2021-22, following chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review announcement on Wednesday (25 November). Welsh farm leaders said Treasury documents published as part of the review showed that budgets were being slashed – rather than maintained at current levels, […]
A recent deluge saw such heavy rainfall that people were getting stuck in their cars along the main road that runs through the farm. Attempting to get out in the fields with a sprayer didn’t seem the best idea, no matter how long it had been since the agronomist wrote the recommendation. Right on cue, […]
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Farm accidents involving cattle are resulting in injuries as severe as those seen in high-speed car crashes, says a surgeon. Injuries among farmers arriving at hospital A&E departments following cattle-related incidents include spinal trauma, broken limbs and crushed chests and abdomens. See also: Footpaths scheme seeks to prevent cattle attacks “Some of these injuries are […]
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Research has shown that good growth rates in the weaning period sets the pig up for continued strong growth until slaughter. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully. manage weaner nutrition. Vet Christina Huelsmann-Diamond, of Farmvet Integrated Livestock Services, discussed the important steps of weaner feeding during the Principles of pig production webinar series run by […]
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Turkey producers are looking forward to strong sales this Christmas as stay-at-home families scramble to buy smaller birds for smaller gatherings. The British Poultry Council (BPC) says there is increasing demand for turkeys ahead of this festive season, as millions more families will be remaining in the country due to coronavirus restrictions on foreign travel. […]