It’s easy to recognize play behaviour in calves when you see it, says Dr. Jeff Rushen, they run and jump. Exploring these positive emotions can be useful tools to assess animal welfare.
In two presentations at the recent Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare’s (CCSAW) annual Research Symposium at the University of Guelph, Rushen outlined what science has taught about best practices for handling dairy cattle and about exploring positive emotions in animals by…Continue
Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on May 15, 2015 at 9:07am
This year’s Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare’s (CCSAW) 8th annual Research Symposium will include poultry and companion animal sessions, as well as a dairy focus with keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Rushen.
Rushen will outline what science has taught us about the best practices for handling dairy cattle, and about exploring positive emotions in animals by studying play in young calves and how that may be useful in the assessment of animal welfare.
He has worked on many…Continue
Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on May 11, 2015 at 5:12pm
Posted by OntAG Admin on May 7, 2015 at 10:31pm
- The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see investments in agricultural trade promotion, a continued commitment to improve labour access and market information, and a reduction in cost of Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for business owners reflected in the…Continue
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THUNDER BAY - “The agricultural industry is identified as a key and emerging sector in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. By investing in these operations, our government is helping farmers across the North improve their farmland, increase their crop production and grow the northern economy,”…Continue
Posted by OntAG Admin on April 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
From Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA):
Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5N2 avian influenza on a turkey farm in Oxford County, Ontario. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has mobilized all necessary resources to manage this situation. The Agency continues to work closely with the Province of Ontario, the owners of the infected birds, and the poultry industry to…Continue
Posted by OntAG Admin on April 13, 2015 at 11:30am
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) released its annual Farmland Values Report. The national average farmland value increased 14% in 2014. This is a large increase over 2013, but lower increase than the 22% increase FCC reported last year. The patterns in farmland values differ across the country: Saskatchewan recorded an average increase of 19%, Ontario was at 12% while BC farmland showed an average gain of…Continue
Posted by OntAG Admin on April 13, 2015 at 9:30am
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