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New meat bird program offers possible full-time income from part-time work

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2017 by Rebecca Degelder

New meat bird program offers possible full-time income from part-time work

CURRAN - Kornel Schneider is used to the strange looks he gets from fellow dairymen. He pasture feeds his 100 cross-bred milking herd and plans his seasonal calving where there will be 120 calvings in May and June but none for the rest of the year. That’s why he didn’t pay much heed to the looks he got when he also started raising grass-fed chickens last year as part of the Chicken Farmers of Ontario’s artisanal chicken program. The CFO last year changed their rules to increase the number of chickens allowed to be raised without quota from 300 to 3,000.... 

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Ontario Government Investing in Manufacturing

Posted on Dec 28th, 2016 by Rebecca Degelder

Ontario Government Investing in Manufacturing

The Ontario government is funding growth in Ontario’s agriculture manufacturing sector. Jaylor Fabricating Inc., a cattle feed-mixer company, is expanding its plant in East Garafraxa, Dufferin County, with the help of the Province. The expansion will allow the company to boost production, increase its capacity, improve efficiency, and expand its international market presence.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO - Farmer fined over $30,000 for spreading manure on frozen ground

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO - Farmer fined over $30,000 for spreading manure on frozen ground

BRANCHTON - A farm owner and his son were fined $33,125 for spreading manure on frozen ground that got into a neighbour’s drinking water. Philip Watson, the owner of Philmar Holsteins at Branchton, southeast of Cambridge, was fined $31,250. His son Thomas was fined $1,875. The Watsons applied liquid manure to a field while the ground was still frozen, which is illegal in Ontario, as is applying manure to land covered with snow.... 

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