As compensation for market access granted under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the federal government has announced two programs to benefit chicken, turkey, egg, and hatching egg producers. The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program will dole out $630 million over a decade to farmers through on-farm, cost-share projects. Based on quota,… Read More

It’s Thursday, and as we head into the Easter long weekend, we’re doing the Beef Market Update a day early. To start off, Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange says she has better news to report than two weeks ago based on the cash price — which seems to have some solid footing for… Read More

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will continue its species at risk stewardship activities with a $1.27 million contribution from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCA). The Species At Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative will be delivered in partnership with MULTISAR, Cows and Fish, Alberta Beef Producers, and the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. The additional… Read More

Almost a year in the making, and nearly two years from the time an application could have been submitted, Canada’s status as a negligible-risk country for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is one step closer. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced this week that the Scientific Commission of the World Organization for Animal… Read More

One of Canada’s wealthiest families is committing $25 million to fund projects that help conserve prairie grasslands. The Weston Family Foundation says it will award grants to five organizations: Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Saskatchewan Stock Growers Foundation, Grasslands National Park (Parks Canada), and Meewasin Valley Authority. “The Canadian prairie grasslands are some of… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has been awarded $6.76 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help conserve bison and other threatened animal species. The announcement follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of more than $518 million to support the infrastructure needs of universities and research institutions across the country. The wide-ranging research… Read More

The continued growth of wild pig populations in Western Canada has Ontario regulators working to identify the extent of the problem in the province, and root out the invasive animals before populations establish. Wild pigs are defined as pigs that are not contained and can be found outside fences, says Bree Walpole, a senior policy… Read More

The federal and Saskatchewan governments announced $7.5 million in funding for livestock and forage research in 2021 through the Saskatchewan Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday. The $7.5 figure includes more than $4.1 million for 24 livestock and forage-related research projects, and nearly $3.5 million in operational funding for the Prairie Swine Centre and the Vaccine… Read More

 

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