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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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Dairy Farmers of Ontario and program partners will help small hearts believe big this holiday season with a donation of $500,000 to SickKids

This holiday season, Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) and program partners are donating a minimum of $500,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other Ontario children's hospitals to help bring the magic of the holidays to all children, no matter where they are celebrating.

New partnership between Egg Farmers of Canada and Denny's brings the Egg Quality Assurance™ certification program to restaurants across Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada is proud to announce a partnership with Denny's Restaurants Canada, who now feature the Egg Quality Assurance™ (EQA™) certification mark on their menus in restaurants across the country.

New survey explores how producers are managing risk

Risk is an inevitable part of farming. A recent FCC Vision panel survey investigated the risk concerns and management strategies of over 1,300 producers across Canada. Five major types of risks were studied: production, marketing, financial, legal and human resources.

Two U of G Profs Among World’s Most Cited Researchers

Two influential University of Guelph professors have made the Web of Science Group’s Highly Cited Researchers list for 2019.

Changes to Biogas Rules for Farms to Increase Economic Opportunity in Ontario's Renewable Natural Gas Sector

Ontario to consult on ways to boost biogas sector revenues by up to 50 per cent in five years

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