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May 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Rich in Agriculture, Poor in food

This past week I attended a Kitchen Table Conversations in Clinton. My wife and I were two of only about seven people who attended. It was the last of 5 meetings held in the past two weeks across Huron County. There were two reps from the local food banks in attendance. It was interesting to learn about how the system operates and what their challenges are. They were "pleased" to see that the number of clients have increased. "Pleased" because the… Continue

Added by Wayne Black on May 29, 2010 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Canada Takes a Clean Sweep in the Global Phase of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition

[Lexington, KENTUCKY] – The audience was singing “Oh Canada” as two University of Guelph students took home the top prize when global animal health company, Alltech announced the prestigious winners of its annual Young Scientist competition during Tuesday’s general session at its 26th Annual Animal Health and Nutrition…

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Added by Cindy Schickedanz on May 27, 2010 at 9:37am — 1 Comment

AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour

Each class of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) includes two study tours as part of the curriculum – one in North America, and one involving international travel. These study tours give participants the opportunity to gain an even broader perspective and understanding of regional/national/ international issues and their…

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Added by AALP on May 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Future of Dairy Farming = Efficiency

Dairy farmers can sometimes get a bad reputation. Because of supply management, I'd agree that some farms can hang on longer than they would if they were open to the free market. The free market can be very good and eliminating the least efficient very quickly. Unfortunately - it can also eliminate some good farmers who just get mixed up in a market they can't control (just ask a hog farmer).



However - I think those least efficient dairy farmers are going to have to make…

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Added by Andrew Campbell on May 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

AgriEnergy Producers' Association of Ontario (APAO) Looks Forward to Building Relationships and Communications Channels. Click Here For More.

The AgriEnergy Producers’ Association of Ontario (APAO) conducted a strategic planning workshop on March 29 & 30th – 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario to develop a future direction and road map for the association. The combined efforts of the out-going and newly elected board members, as well as input from stakeholders helped to develop the following key strategic goals that…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 14, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Wheat School: Evaluating Seeding Depth After Plant Emergence

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It is easy to talk about seeding depth pre-planting but it is even more critical to review planting depth after emergence. It is no different than any other business process. PLAN - EXECUTE - REVIEW - IMPROVE - REPEAT THE CYCLE.



The stand above ground tells only part of the story though. You also need to consider and observe what the plants are showing you below the soil as well.…



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Added by RealAgriculture.com on May 14, 2010 at 3:08am — No Comments

When Bigger Isn't Better

When I think of farming, I think of a few things. Feeding cows, planting and harvesting corn, baling hay. They, and most of the jobs I do around the farm, all relate to production. Most of you will agree that is one of the big reasons we farm -- we like being around animals, we like being on the land, we don't like numbers.



But I was lucky enough to get the chance to realize that even if we don't like the numbers, we all like making more money.



The Ontario Dairy Youth…

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Added by Andrew Campbell on May 12, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Changing Face of Dairy Farming Rawdon View Farms, Ontario



David and Colin Lake farm at Rawdon View Farms. They are one of the few dairy farms left in the area. They are looking to the future not only to make their dairy operation as efficient as possible but also to see how they should adapt their business to changing times.



Great video on Dairy Farm found on Hastings Local Food Blog… Continue

Added by AgOntario on May 12, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

U of Guelph Research: Early Weaning Impacts Gut Enzyme in Piglets, Study Finds

Early Weaning Impacts Gut Enzyme in Piglets, Study Finds

University of Guelph researchers have uncovered one of the reasons piglets often struggle with illness and sometimes die when they are weaned from their mothers.According to the new study, published recently in The Journal of Nutrition, a gut enzyme involved in digesting phosphate and fighting off harmful bacteria is significantly compromised during the early-weaning process.

“We found that…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ontario Farm Animal Council Video: Know Farmers, Know Food.

The Ontario Farm Animal Council presents this video snapshot of modern Canadian agriculture. Farmers are proud to showcase how they raise their animals and grow their… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on May 2, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments

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ONTARIO FIELD CROP REPORT – May 17, 2018

Field activity continues in full gear as soils become fit for fieldwork. Many areas received some rainfall over the weekend, with areas of Kent and Essex catching heavier bands of rain that left over 100 mm in a few locations. As it happens every year a few areas of the province have nearly completed planting, while areas with heavier soils wait for decent planting conditions to occur. Fields that were planted to cover crops last fall - both fall and spring terminated - have required more tillage than fields without cover. A mat of residue kept soils wet and cold and delayed planting in those fields.

Ag industry steps up to support farmer mental health

In government, academia, industry – and indeed in the field itself – problems that have long been hidden or dismissed are starting to see the light of day. These efforts follow a University of Guelph study in 2015-2016 of more than 1,000 participants that revealed nearly 60 per cent met the classification for anxiety, 45 per cent for high stress and 35 per cent for depression.

Ontarians favour land-sharing policies

People in Ontario may have changed their preferences on formal agri-environmental land use policies.

Winchester Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 15, 2018

The weather in the past week has being great for planting. Crop heat unit accumulation from the 1st of May are about 200 as of the 15th of May as compared to the normal of 150 (Ottawa airport). Some areas had a light frosts this past Friday and Saturday. Where the fields were left uneven last fall, the soils are working up lumpy requiring more secondary tillage. Smoother fields were fine with a shallow, light working.

Cereal leaf beetle activity on the horizon

There have been many reports of cereal leaf beetle adult activity over the last few weeks. Adults do some feeding but also lay eggs that give rise to the real issue – cereal leaf beetle larvae. Eggs will be hatching within the next week or so. With daily growing degree days accumulating more quickly than usual, the populations and feeding activity could catch us off guard. A few locations tend to experience a higher frequency of infestations including fields near Dresden, Bolton, Stayner, Seaforth, and Clinton but reports from other locations with significant adult activity have come in this year. Stay vigilant and monitor fields over the next three weeks in particular.

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