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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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Expanding Access to Broadband Connectivity in Wellington County

More than 280 homes and businesses of Wellington County are one step closer to fast, reliable internet access with construction now underway for expanded broadband infrastructure in the community.

Expanding Access to Broadband in Essex County

Over 540 homes and businesses in Essex County are one step closer to fast, reliable internet access with the beginning of construction of broadband infrastructure in the community.

Twenty-four innovators advance to Food Waste Reduction Challenge semi-finals

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the 24 semi-finalists for Streams A and B of the $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge, an initiative under the Food Policy for Canada.

Husqvarna introduces 220iL battery trimmer/edger and 230iB battery leaf blower

Husqvarna, one of the world’s leading producers of innovative forest, park and outdoor power equipment products, is adding the 220iL battery trimmer/edger and 230iB battery leaf blower to its Battery Handheld 200 Series.

Minister Bibeau announces funding for youth employment in ag

The federal government will cover costs associated with hiring and relocation

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