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Both wound and hoof care have been neglected on this horse, considerably increasing the risk for the development of proud flesh.

Preventing or repairing ‘proud flesh’ on horses

Horse Health: Proper management from the outset is important in avoiding its appearance, especially on lower limbs

Nature has a way of healing wounds in horses and for the most part, has a remarkable inherent ability to return the skin to its original state. However, horses, more so than any other species, tend to be particularly prone to a troublesome complication of wound healing referred to as ‘proud flesh.’ Whenever it appears, […] Read more

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Dairy farmers step up pressure on Ottawa over diafiltered milk

Milk producers say the rules around diafiltered milk in cheese making need to be enforced

Dairy Farmers of Canada and a coalition of Quebec farmers and processors are stepping up the pressure on the federal government to curb importation of diafiltered milk. They’re calling on the government to enforce eight-year-old changes to cheese compositional standards that barred the use of high-protein milk products. DFC president Wally Smith joined Quebec Agriculture […] Read more

U.S. animal handling expert Dr. Temple Grandin speaks with Earls meat buyer Dave Bursey at the company's Vancouver Test Kitchen. (

Earls ups ante on beef sourcing

Vancouver-based Earls Restaurants, owner of the upscale-casual dining chain Earls Kitchen + Bar, has gone all in on Certified Humane Beef — but has also gone outside Canada to get it. The company, which operates 59 Earls restaurants in Canada and seven in the U.S., on Tuesday billed itself as the first North American chain […] Read more

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U.S. livestock: More short-covering extends CME live cattle gains

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rallied again on Tuesday, led by more short-covering and sentiments that last week’s selloff was overdone, traders said. April live cattle closed 1.25 cents/lb. higher at 126.8 cents, and June ended 2.15 cents/lb. higher at 118.75 cents (all figures US$). “We saw short-covering because there […] Read more

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Klassen: Limited buying interest softens feeder market

Just when I thought feeder cattle prices were stabilizing, once again the unexpected occurs. A sharp rally in U.S. grain futures, along with weaker fed cattle prices, caused western Canadian feeder cattle to trade $6-$12 lower compared to week-ago levels. Auction markets reported limited buying interest, with often only two or three larger feedlots stepping […] Read more