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The Saskatchewan Horse Federation named a memorial scholarship for veterinarian Byrnne Rothwell two weeks after his death in 2014. (

Sask. livestock sector adds three hall-of-famers

It was only proper for Byrnne Rothwell, Florian Possberg and Barry Andrew to be announced in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame’s next group of inductees during Canada’s biggest livestock show. The three inductees, all known for their contributions to the livestock sector, were announced Friday morning at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. Ed McCall […] Read More

Farmers sought for farm labour study

The research will help address critical shortages

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is conducting focus groups with farmers to examine the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for apples, crops, honey, mushrooms, potatoes and turf. These NOS will then be used for training programs based on what producers indicate are the best ways of doing business, a CAHRC release states. To date, 20 […] Read More

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Poultry, eggs from seven U.S. states still blocked at border

While the U.S. has declared itself free of high-path avian flu, Canada is still warning cross-border travellers not to bring in poultry or eggs from seven previously affected states. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Thursday — a.k.a. Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. — rolled out a statement to remind travellers that Canada’s restrictions […] Read More

(Regis Lefebure photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Hog prices fighting for stability

CNS Canada — Canadian hog prices have been drifting slightly lower over the past few weeks but are showing signs of turning the corner, according to one industry expert in Saskatchewan. Brad Marceniuk, a provincial livestock development specialist in Saskatoon, said he expects prices to stabilize in the next couple of weeks as slaughter numbers […] Read More

It’s not yet known whether the province’s next legislative steps to cut nutrient loading in Manitoba lakes will involve farming practices.

Throne speech takes aim at nutrient loading

Selinger also plans to move on taking rail lines out of Winnipeg's core

More legislation to cut nutrient loading into Lake Winnipeg and other water bodies is among the shorter-term commitments in the Selinger government’s latest throne speech. In the speech, delivered Nov. 16 by Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon, Premier Greg Selinger pledges to “work with all partners to reduce nutrient loading” in Lake Winnipeg and work to prevent […] Read More

(Scott Bauer photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

GTA police track down alleged cheesenappers

Three Toronto-area men face theft charges after a tractor trailer load of cheese took a late-night road trip in the wee hours Wednesday. The truckload of cheese had been reported stolen from the Brampton, Ont. area on Tuesday, York Regional Police said in a release. The YRP said they then got a call shortly after […] Read More

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Federal government reviews TPP compensation to dairy sector

Will the new government follow through on Conservative promises to toughen border controls on milk substitutes and ban imports of milk from cows treated with the rBST?

Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland’s statement that the federal government is reviewing the $4.3-billion dairy compensation package announced by the former government as part of its Pacific trade deal doesn’t alarm Dairy Farmers of Canada. A review “makes sense if the government is going to consult Canadians about the impact” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Yves Ruel, […] Read More