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Turning Waste Into "Black Gold"

Posted on Nov 7th, 2016 by Rebecca Degelder

Turning Waste Into "Black Gold"

“It’s all about thinking differently and being open to new ideas,” said Jake Kraayenbrink, who operates a high-health herd of 500 sows near Drayton. “I’ve always been interested in the biology of soil and finding ways to enhance production while protecting the ecosystem. We were an early adopter of injecting manure into the ground and embracing innovation in this area has been a huge part of our growth.”... 

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CCA Applauds Expansion of Beef Access to China

Posted on Oct 24th, 2016

CCA Applauds Expansion of Beef Access to China

Calgary, AB - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met today in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and announced that China will begin to allow bone-in Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months of age (UTM) effective today. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that this important trading partner has recognized the rigour of Canada’s bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) control measures and has taken this step to move forward in normalizing import conditions for Canadian beef.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn Producers "Saved" by Yields Despite Dry Summer

Posted on Sep 20th, 2016

WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn Producers "Saved" by Yields Despite Dry Summer

PORT BURWELL - At one point this summer Arpad Pasztor was worried about his 500 acres of corn. His area had a dry spell for three weeks in July. But some timely rains near the end of the month, when the corn was starting to flower, saved the crop and the Port Burwell farmer is now expecting an above-average yield. “It kind of saved our butts,” he said. In our particular area, the worst-case scenario would be average.”... 

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