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December 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Baxter Black's Video Holiday Season Recipes: What Are You Serving?

Added by Joe Dales on December 30, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: 2012 Wish List for Agriculture

By Nathan Stevens

December 30, 2011

 

As 2011 comes to a close, we begin to look forward to 2012. For many of us, the beginning of a new year is taken as an opportunity to commit to new resolutions for the coming year, either ending bad habits or starting good ones. Or they develop a wish list for what they want to accomplish in the coming year.

 

I have some personal resolutions and wishes I want to pursue in the coming year. I…
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Added by CFFO Blog on December 30, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic - Fusarium Headblight Resistant Wheat

University of Guelph Prof Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic is developing a Fusarium Headblight Resistant Winter Wheat at the UofG Ridgetown Campus. Tamburic-Ilincic hopes to help farmers gain an advantage by growing this new variety in Ontario. This will provide farmers with a price premium and reduce the costs of transportation to…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

John Cant - Selenium in Dairy Cattle

Prof John Cant and PhD student Scott Cieslar fed organic-selenium-enriched diets to 80 cows at the Elora Dairy Research Station, and took samples of their mammary tissue. Now, they are analyzing the mammary cells to see if the selenium affected their survival and anti-oxidant…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Food Producers Need Proper Respect to Feed a Growing World Population

By Lorne Small…

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Added by CFFO Blog on December 19, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: Grain Price Hedging With Futures.

Added by OntAG Admin on December 15, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

David Hooker - The SMART Initiative

The SMART Initiative is a projects run in part by Prof David Hooker and Horst Bohner. The Strategic Management Adding Revenue Today program aims to help farmers increase the yield and productivity of soybean and wheat…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Derek Haley - Two Stage Weaning in Beef Cattle

University of Guelph Professor Derek Haley explains his research into the use of nose flaps to wean beef cattle. The Use of the flap reduces the stress on calves and increases the health and welfare of the animal. This is the second video in a series of twelve created by SPARK for…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: No Guilt Advised for Farmers Who Succeed and Have Larger Operations

By John Clement

December 2, 2011

 

 

Pat Lynch is an unabashed supporter of farmers who work hard at their vocation and aren’t afraid to see their operations grow larger. A long-time fixture within Ontario agriculture, Lynch believes that farming is something that should be pursued with great passion and that those with farms of significant size shouldn’t feel guilty about their success.

 

Lynch isn’t without credentials for his opinions. He’s been awarded for the…

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Added by CFFO Blog on December 2, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Video: Would You Drive Your Tractor and Combines Through Water This Deep?

Added by OntAG Admin on December 1, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Bonnie Mallard - High Immune Response Technology



University of Guelph Researcher Bonnie Mallard has developed a safe, natural and accurate test called High Immune Response for dairy cattle. The technology identifies animals with High Immune systems for breeding…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Tight Chinese pork supply to ease by fourth quarter: agriculture official

Construction of pig farms and rapid restocking will ease tight pork supply from the fourth quarter, an official at China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday. Stocks of productive sows have increased by 28.6% compared with the level in September 2019, official news agency Xinhua cited Yang Zhenhai, director of the animal husbandry and veterinary bureau under the ministry, as saying at a media briefing.

Solutions to Strengthen Our Agri-Food Chain - Sollio Cooperative Group

During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands of jobs have been suspended or lost across many sectors. The gradual resumption of economic activity will help to some extent, but it will take time.

USDA Releases July WASDE Report

The USDA released its July WASDE report on Friday. Dan Basse is president of AgResource Company in Chicago. "The market has reacted somewhat negatively...the report didn't have any major surprises," said Basse. "Maybe a surprise in the report is that China soybean imports were left at 96 million metric tons, both in this crop year, which is just about over with, and the new crop year. USDA is not forecasting that China will take additional soybeans or oilseed crops in that time frame."

VIDO-InterVac Expects to Begin Human COVID-19 Vaccine Trials By Fall

The Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac expects to be ready by fall to begin testing in humans a newly developed vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

AALP Class 18 extended four to six months due to COVID

The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) curriculum is renowned for its interactive participant seminars, study tours and exposure to world-wide networks.

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