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May 2015 Blog Posts (7)

See this great spraying video - "Herbicide Spraying In Iowa"

Added by Joe Dales on May 31, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Transport Canada: Commercial Use of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs,drones) Information

Farmers work smarter with help from unmanned aircraft

Drone hovering over a field

The commercial use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), sometimes called drones, has taken off — literally!

Over the past four years, Transport Canada has seen a more than 2,000% increase in requests for commercial permits to fly UAVs, mostly for taking aerial photos. But because many Canadians don’t realize they may need special permission to fly, the actual number of UAVs in use is likely much higher…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Symposium speaker outlines best practices for handling dairy cattle

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…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on May 15, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments

Looking to hire a plough

  Hello Everyone,Our farm is located in Campbellville close to Milton(Guelph line and 15 side road) about 10 acres workable. We are looking for some one to plough the land, planting corn  and harvesting. Thanks

Added by christy zhang on May 14, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Infograph: Soils & Biodiversity

Added by OntAG Admin on May 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Symposium includes livestream of dairy keynote speaker

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…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on May 11, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

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Industry Statement: Beef Farmers Grateful for Government Response to Devastating Drought Situation in Northwestern Ontario

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) sincerely appreciate the swift response and immediate financial support for farmers in the Rainy River and Kenora Districts announced today by the Government of Ontario and the province's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Lisa Thompson. 

Government Providing Emergency Support for Northwestern Ontario Farmers

The Ontario government is taking action to support farmers in northwestern Ontario by providing up to $2 million to assist with emergency measures for feed, water and basic livestock needs because of the ongoing drought conditions in the region.

Government of Canada proposes new regulations to improve protection of temporary foreign workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for further action by the Government of Canada and its partners to improve the protection of temporary foreign workers.

OFA appreciates swift action of provincial government to support northwestern Ontario farmers

Relief is on the way for farmers in northwestern Ontario impacted by severe drought conditions.

SHIC Investigates Novel Morbillivirus in Pigs

The Swine Health Information Center has launched an investigation following the identification of a new virus in the genus of Morbillivirus.

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