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Best practices in farm animal husbandry important piece of student veterinarian experience

Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Dean Jeff Wichtel recently joined first and fourth year DVM students during hands-on health management training with small ruminants

Last week was a good week for me: I put on my coveralls and did some teaching. It’s less than five months since I left my position as a clinician at the Atlantic Veterinary College, yet it seems ages ago and I have been missing it.

I thoroughly enjoyed helping Dr. Paula Menzies, in OVC’s Population Medicine…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on February 23, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

Introducing Farmer Clair Doan 2016 Nuffield Canada Scholar.





Farms.com had the opportunity to video interview farmer and agri banker Clair Doan who is also one of the 2016 Nuffield Canada scholars. Clair's Nuffield research project will focus on how Canada’s supply managed sectors, particularly poultry farmers, can manage during times of uncertainty with increased political and global market pressures. As an advocate for our… Continue

Added by Joe Dales on February 21, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

On-farm research helps develop more effective ketosis treatment

Ongoing research with dairy herds on the Herd Navigator milking system is providing Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) scientists with data on ketosis incidence and will help develop more effective treatment protocols.

Results from an on-farm clinical trial that started mid-June will provide researchers with data to make better treatment decisions for this condition, says Dr. Khaled Gohary, who is looking at patterns and impacts of ketosis to develop strategies for early response to…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on January 14, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

Farm clients important part of OVC teaching programs

A recent appreciation day for Ontario Veterinary College Ruminant Field Services (OVC RFS) clients emphasized their important support of OVC’s teaching programs. The RFS, which services farm clients surrounding the Guelph area, is an integral teaching tool for student veterinarians, who gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnostics and clinical skills working with clients on-farm.

The client day provides an opportunity to thank clients, as well as provide updates on recent research…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on January 5, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

PHRN’s factsheets, research stories and seminars share UofG poultry expertise

Outreach and education are key components of the Poultry Health Research Network (PHRN). Five recently published factsheets, as well as research stories and a new seminar series, aim to share this scientific expertise with the poultry community.

The University of Guelph has one of the largest groups of poultry scientists and experts in North America. With expertise in a wide range of issues - from health and welfare to nutrition,…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on November 16, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

Are you an Ontario producer? OVC researchers looking for your input

Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph are studying producer stress and resilience and looking for input from Ontario producers.

They are asking producers to complete a short online survey to help them understand the impacts of their work on their health.

The goal of this anonymous survey is to investigate the relationships between stress and resilience, and to gather important information about the mental wellness of…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on October 21, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne Addresses Advancing Women In Agriculture Conference in Toronto.



Farms.com and AgCareers.com Kathryn Doan was able to visit with the Premier afterwards and ask her some questions. VIdeos will be following.

Added by OntAG Admin on October 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

AALP Class 16 Launches Leadership Journey. Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program Begins With Seminars in Guelph.

AALP Class 16 Launches Leadership Journey

From Rural Ontario Institute  www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca

Guelph, ON,  The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) class 16 kicked off their new journey with their first seminar held in Guelph, ON, diving into the fundamentals of effective leadership.

 

The majority of the seminar was led by Gavin Robinson of Robinson Leadership and…

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Added by OntAG Admin on September 28, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Are you an Ontario producer?

The Ontario Veterinary College is studying producer stress and resilience.

Researchers are asking producers to complete a short online survey to help them understand the impacts of their work on their health.

The goal of this anonymous survey is to investigate the relationships between stress and resilience, and to gather important information about the mental wellness of agricultural producers in Ontario.

Researchers anticipate the knowledge gained from…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on September 16, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Introducing the New John Deere High Horsepower 4 Track 9RX Tractor.

Added by OntAG Admin on September 8, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Swine veterinarians play important role in Canadian Quality Assurance program

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with them. Here student veterinarian Ed describes the role of swine veterinarians in the industry’s Canadian Quality Assurance program.  Check out all the student blogs…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on August 31, 2015 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Veterinarians take on variety of roles

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These Externship blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with them this summer. Here student veterinarian Sarah talks about veterinarians' varied roles.  Check out all the student blogs here.

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 29, 2015 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Farmer Tim Burrack Shares His Thoughts on How Trade and Technology Is Important to Farmers and Society.

It was a pleasure to meet and talk to Tim Burrack.
Here is a link to http://www.truthabouttrade.org

Added by Joe Dales on July 24, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Poultry industry connects with research discoveries at summer event

Poultry industry representatives had an opportunity to connect with the researchers whose discoveries help their industry at a mid-July barbeque held at the University of Guelph.

A joint venture of the University of Guelph, Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), Poultry Industry Council (PIC), and the …

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 21, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Introducing the new Dow Seeds, the best of Hyland and Mycogen Seeds.

Added by OntAG Admin on July 17, 2015 at 10:13pm — No Comments

All choked up

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with them this summer. Here student veterinarian Kate describes "choke" in horses.  Check out all the student blogs here

Sally went out to feed her…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 3, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Farms.com Corn Belt Crop Tour Seeing Significant Flooding Damage.

For more videos and photos from the tour visit on the Tour Website - click the link below.

http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2015

Added by OntAG Admin on June 28, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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Smaller Crops Likely in StatsCan Survey-Based Report

Already small 2021 Canadian crops are likely to be revised even lower when Statistics Canada releases its final crop production report of the season on Friday. Prior reports in September and August were compiled using satellite imagery, with the December report the first of the year to utilize farmer surveys.

Old-Crop Canola Holds Gains as Crude Falls Back

Canola futures saw increases in the old-crop months on Wednesday, while new crop positions closed slightly lower. Support for edible oils from strong upticks in global crude oil prices evaporated by the close of the grain markets, which weakened edible oils.

The Maple Syrup Reserve: Serving its Purpose in a Time of High Demand

The substantial and ongoing growth of maple syrup sales and exports, combined with an average yield in the 2021 production season, has raised concerns in several media outlets about a potential shortage of supply. Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) wishes to reassure the public that demand, both domestic and international, will be met through the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve. QMSP established its strategic maple syrup reserve in 2000 to respond to this exact situation. When production exceeds demand (as was the case in the two previous years), the surplus maple syrup is warehoused. Conversely, when the harvest is weaker than current demand (such as this year), the syrup stockpile is offered for sale to buyers. The Global Reserve is therefore serving its important purpose, ensuring a constant supply to the domestic and international markets, regardless the success of any single year's harvest. Furthermore, it stabilizes the product's price, eliminating variations caused by st

Canola Fails to Hang onto Early Gains

Canola futures pulled back on Monday, after rallying to new contract highs during the overnight session. Downward pressure came from the liquidation of the January contract as well as market concerns over the new Omicron strain of COVID-19. Losses in the Chicago soy complex and European rapeseed also weighed on values, while those for Malaysian palm oil were mixed.

Bringing robots to field crops

THE LATEST IN cutting-edge robotics is coming to a field near you — sooner than you think. A new team of in-field innovation enthusiasts have been working diligently over the past year to test, demonstrate, and troubleshoot robotic applications in a variety of Ontario crops, bringing the reality of robots within reach for farmers within this decade. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • Each robot model tested was unique, with some powered by batteries and others by diesel. • Some robots struggled to work effectively in areas with heavy crop residue or cover crops. • Researchers note there are only a handful of working robotic units in North America, and since Ontario offers such a wide range of crops and growing conditions, we have the ideal environment for testing these systems. • Soil sampling is another task that autonomous robots could shoulder for farmers and agronomists.

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