We’re all well aware of the opportunity and
challenge facing our industry. Canadian
lamb consumption has grown by 68% in the
past nine years; unfortunately, the number
of lambs processed in Canada isn’t keeping
pace. Currently, we can only meet 41% of the
demand. If we don’t increase supply, we will
continue to see retailers move to imported
product. Many of us talk about flock expansion
as a solution to preserving our domestic
market. So why aren’t more producers
expanding? Click here: http://cansheep.ca/User/Docs/POV%2009-2009.pdf
New tools being developed to improve and standardize the classification of Canadian pork will improve the ability of processors to meet the quality demands of international customers. Scientists working in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc are creating new tools to assist the Canadian pork sector in developing a standardized pork classification system based on the quality attributes most desired by export customers. Dr. Manuel Juárez, a Livestock Phenomics Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lacombe Research and Development Centre, says the goal is to expand on existing grading standards.
The pre-harvest interval of Delegate for the control of spotted wing drosophila on bushberries has been amended through a minor use label expansion. The pre-harvest interval has been reduced to 1 day for bushberries, with a 12 day retreatment interval. The updated Registration page can be found here: SWD Registrations June 2019 V2.
Thank you to Alex Zelem (C&M Seeds) who chaired the meeting and to Chris Meier (A&L Labs) for sponsoring breakfast. This was the last spring meeting for 2019. This year’s meetings have been the best attended since these meetings started over 20 years ago so thanks to everyone who attended. Since this has been such an unprecedented spring, a follow up summer meeting was requested and will held on August 13th at 7:00am at the Malibu Restaurant. A reminder email will be sent.
The Chinese Embassy said Tuesday it has asked Canada to suspend all meat exports, a surprise move that comes amid the diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.