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October 2014 Blog Posts (18)

Video: Farmers #FromtheField Pictures for the week of Oct 20-28, 2014

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INFOGRAPH: Amazing Career Opportunities in Canadian Agriculture

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AAFC Career Focus Grant for Hiring Deadline: November 15th

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) offers the Career Focus program for recent graduates from an industry applicable college or university program.

Those interested in taking advantage of this program and receive up to $20,000 in funding support to hire a recent graduate are encouraged to act quickly before funding allotted for this program is fully subscribed.

With a total of $864,000 in funding available for distribution through the program, your company can benefit from…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 28, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Rick Mercer takes on farming with CFA VP! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Added by OntAG Admin on October 24, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Viral Video Showing "Food Experts" Commenting on McDonald's Food - What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

This is going viral on the internet, but after watching it a few times it really is too good not to share.

What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

Two Dutch YouTube comedians went to an annual food convention in the Netherlands where they presented McDonald's food to "food experts". They simply cut the food into bite sized pieces and placed a toothpick in it and presented it as organic, high-class cuisine. Then, they asked…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 24, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

CFFO Blog: The Farmers Story

by Paul Bootsma

Farmers need to get their story out to the public. The general public is the farmer’s customer and wants to know what farming is like in this decade. Agriculture, like all businesses, has evolved and changed, and today’s farmers are as likely to use a communication device as a shovel or a pitchfork.

Recently, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released an article called Realities of Agriculture in…

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Added by CFFO Blog on October 24, 2014 at 4:43am — No Comments

Healthier cows may produce more bioactive compounds in colostrum

Dairy cattle with enhanced immune responses not only have lower incidents of disease, but may also produce more bioactive compounds in their colostrum that are critical to newborn calves and are beneficial in fighting mastitis-causing pathogens, an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) graduate student has found.

Research has shown that High Immune Responder (HIR) cows have a lower incidence of diseases, such as mastitis, metritis, ketosis and retained placenta. The HIR technology,…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on October 20, 2014 at 2:52am — No Comments

OFA: Fall Agenda Fills Up With Political Priorities By Mark Wales. Are There Topics OFA Is Missing? What Do You Think?

Fall agenda fills up with political priorities

By Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario politicians are heading back to the legislature for the fall sitting, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has a full lineup of work to accomplish with the 107 MPPs representing our province.

We’ll be meeting, consulting, partnering and working with government policymakers on behalf of the 37,000 farm family members we represent. Our…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 18, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

Walkaround Video: New Kubota M7060 Tractor Overview.

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"Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge One of the Exciting Events at The Royal Agriculture Fair

The "Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge has completed it's tour of 6 Ontario Fairs and the newest winner is Scott McRae, the head chef at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover. Scott edged two other challengers this weekend at the Road to the Royal cooking competition at the Norfolk County Fair. 

David’s Restaurant is located on the…

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Soybean Report: Tips For Selecting The Best Variety For Your Fields.

Added by OntAG Admin on October 12, 2014 at 5:15am — No Comments

INFOGRAPH: Realities of Agriculture in Canada

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 10, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Have A Happy Thanksgiving And Safe Harvest From The Farms.com Team.

Added by Joe Dales on October 9, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

The RE/MAX Farm Report 2014 - Price per acre in rural communities in Ontario

For the Complete REMAX Farm Report 2014 click here: http://download.remax.ca/PR/FarmReport/FinalReport.pdf

The price of farmland in most Canadian markets has either held steady or increased this year, following a period of strong year-over-year growth. Mirroring the…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

In Focus, at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show with me, Amy Matheson!

On Tuesday September 9th, I joined John Payne, Executive Producer of Rogers Cable TV Woodstock for the opening day of the 21st annual Canada's Outdoor Farm Show as his Community Cub Reporter! 

It was a great day despite the weather, I learned a ton and had a great time doing it! 

Watch part one here: …

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Added by Amy Matheson on October 1, 2014 at 4:22am — No Comments

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Shic Global Disease Monitoring Report Renewed By Board

Since December 2017, more than 80 Global Swine Disease Monitoring Reports have been developed by a team at the University of Minnesota, now led by Dr. Maria Sol Perez Aguirreburualde. Funded by the Swine Health Information Center as part of its mission to identify emerging disease threats, the monthly reports are published in the SHIC newsletter and serve as a frequently accessed resource for the swine industry on the SHIC website. Reports are built with near real-time global surveillance of swine diseases for their content and rely on a network of global collaborators to expand and verify regional information. With renewal, the GSDMR will continue and expand in 2024 with a new online dashboard to display the global distribution of priority swine diseases in near real-time. The GSDMR uses a continually updated procedure of screening to identify and score swine disease related events that may represent a risk for the US swine industry and reports those results on a monthly basis. Both

4 Tips to Improve Sow Longevity Through Employee Training

Sow mortality continues to be a growing problem for U.S. swine producers. With already thin margins on sow farms, the ability to raise a gilt into a healthy third-parity sow is necessary to recoup the costs of her development. “Over the last handful of years, sow mortality has been excessive, but in 2023, it was particularly bad,” says Adam Gutierrez, senior account manager with Pharmgate Animal Health.  The latest MetaFarms reports show sow death loss in 2023 was at an all-time high at 15.3%. That’s up 1% from a year ago – a trend that continues to move in the wrong direction.  The trickiest part of sow mortality is that many factors contribute to it. Thankfully, through employee training, it’s easier to identify early illness and lameness. “Animal husbandry needs to be the No. 1 focus,” Brad Edkberg, business analyst at MetaFarms said in Sow Death Loss Reaches All-Time High in 2023: What Can Producers Do Now? “I think that's probably one of the lowest hanging fruits to improve so

New study highlights sustainability of Ontario fruits and vegetables

A new study shows that over the last two decades, Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers have been widely adopting a range of practices that support sustainable local food production.

Ag in the House: April 15 – 19

Farmers are asked to fill pantries, but Bill C-234 prevents them from doing so, one Conservative MP told the House

Squeal on Pigs Manitoba Confident Feral Pigs will be Eliminated from Manitoba’s Landscape

The Coordinator of Squeal on Pigs Manitoba is confident the province's feral pig population will ultimately be eliminated.

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