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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 6:33am — 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 8:30am — 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 2:07am — 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 7:09am — No Comments

Infograph: Soils & Biodiversity

Added by OntAG Admin on May 12, 2015 at 3:30am — 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 10:12am — No Comments

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Tax burdens top-of-mind concern for Ontario farmers, survey shows

By Paul Vickers, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

We must protect farmland for the sake of future generations

By Drew Spoelstra, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Global leaders gather to take action on sustainable livestock production

Livestock are seen as both a source of greenhouse gas emissions and a solution to climate change. To help bring balance, dialogue and understanding to an often-contentious issue, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations last fall hosted the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Livestock Transformation. 

Feeding the Future

The agri-food industry is the most important in the world – we all need to eat. Research and innovation have enabled tremendous change in the livestock sector, and we can expect that change to increase in rate.

Cargill Dunlop Employees on Strike

Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association (OCFA) are aware of the strike action that began today as of 12:01 a.m. following the rejection of the negotiated settlement by members of UFCW Local 175 working at the Cargill Dunlop facility in Guelph. The Cargill Dunlop facility employs 950 people and processes 1,500 head of cattle per day.

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