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No turkeys, pigs, goats: U.S. to let airlines limit service animals

Miniature horses still up for discussion

Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday proposed giving airlines the power to bar emotional support animals from cabins and limit the definition of a service animal to a trained dog. The proposed new rules are aimed at preventing passengers from falsely claiming their pets are service animals aboard U.S. airline flights.

Agropur halts talks with Quebec goat dairy producers

Agropur has gone back to Plan A for the fate of a major Quebec soft cheese processing plant after halting talks with the province’s goat dairy farmer association. Canada’s biggest dairy co-operative had announced in September last year it would close the former Fromagerie Damafro plant at Saint-Damase, Que. in April this year, but delayed


Signs of life for summer sheep, goat sales

Rain in the forecast and pre-holiday bidding added up to a positive backdrop for the latest sheep and goat sale

Strong bidding fuelled by an approaching holiday season and rain clouds on the horizon promising improved hay production set a positive tone May 15, at Winnipeg Livestock Auction, where 180 sheep and goats were delivered. In the sheep sale, the selection of ewes gave the buyers wide choice for future purposes. The higher-price quality ewes

Bidding better than expected at latest sheep, goat sale

The sheep and goat sale also featured a veal calf trial sale

The winter road drifting conditions and drifting snow didn’t stop producers delivering to the March 6 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Sales. A total of 146 sheep and goats passed through the ring at the event, with high bidding that surprised a few buyers in some of the individual classes. The quality of

Prices promising for future sales

The winter doldrums have broken in the sheep and goat market

Winnipeg Livestock Auction finally had the opportunity to hold a proper sale following some disappointing outings that were sharply reduced due to frigid weather and winter storms that kept both buyers and sellers at home. There were 100 sheep and goats delivered for the Feb. 20 auction. Producers and buyers had high expectations and anything


Buyers had very little interest in any of the lighter lambs, whether wool or hair lambs.

Winter storm slows recent sheep, goat sale

There were few animals and disappointing bidding at the Winnipeg Livestock Auction

January 23, 2019 had a serious major blowing snowstorm threat on the Winnipeg Livestock Auction date; showing clearly the sale was affected. The low delivery of only 100 sheep and goats — and the extremely low bidding from the buyers, showed that this threat was more than just serious. The bidding was even lower than

Holiday season well supplied

The Rabi’ al-awwal festival signifies the birth of the prophet Muhammad

A total of 392 sheep and goats made their way through the sales ring Nov. 21 at Winnipeg Livestock Auction. Buyers were out in numbers to purchase animals intended for consumption at the upcoming Rabi’ al-awwal Muslim festival. Sellers were aware of the significance of the date and kept buyers well supplied with selection. Dorper-cross

Sheep producers at auction were looking to reduce herds to manage winter feed costs.

Fall sheep herd reduction in evidence

Sheep growers are cutting down the herd with an eye to feeding costs this winter

There was a distinct chill in the air at the Nov. 7 sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction, but that cooling trend didn’t extend to the sales ring. There the action was heating up as producers looked to reduce herds with an eye to managing winter feed costs after a long and dry


Neither trick nor treat at recent sheep and goat sale

Sheep and goat markets are near full capacity, but prices stayed mostly firm

It might be the last taste of summer, but winter was in the wings at the latest sheep and goat sale at Winnipeg Livestock Auction. With colder weather approaching hair lambs are beginning to make their way into the ring, part of a 350-head sale October 17. In the sheep sale buyers appeared to be

Summer sale season for sheep has arrived

Buyers and sellers are thinking of the coming weeks of bounty

The arrival of summer also heralds the arrival of a positive attitude for both sheep buyers and sellers, with 290 animals delivered for sale June 6. The future holds weeks of green pasture and animal development and conditioning. During the sheep sale buyers were looking into the future and seeing the importance of quality ewes