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WILDLIFE REP SAYS WATER MEETINGS ARE TOO RUSHED
Source: Eastern Graphic
At the first eastern P.E.I. Water Act Consultation held in Souris last week, Fred Cheverie, with the Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Association (SAB), told the panel the entire process itself is flawed. “It’s very rushed, the timeline was just set out. We find it poorly organized and there’s timing issues,” he told the panel of Environmental Advisory Board members and the two dozen members of the public scattered about on chairs set up for at least twice as many people at the Legion on Main Street. (read more)
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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ALL YOUR COSTS IN BACKGROUNDING?
Source: AB Agriculture and Forestry
When it comes to making a decision on backgrounding calves, it’s important to look at all of the costs involved. “High forage prices this summer and fall have predominated farm discussions at coffee shops, auction markets and social media outlets the last few months,” says Ted Nibourg, farm business management specialist, Alberta Ag-Info Centre, Stettler, AB. “At this time of year the profitability of backgrounding calves also comes into question. Hay is usually a major component of backgrounding rations. However, focusing on just the feed costs can give the impression that backgrounding will be economically feasible this fall. While feed costs are a major part of any production system, they are certainly not the only ones. Numerous other costs are involved, and risk management has to be considered as well.” (read more)
SEX-SPECIFIC MOOSE LICENCES CONSIDERED BY NATURAL RESOURCES
The Department of Natural Resources is considering sex-specific moose licenses among other possible changes for the 2017 provincial moose-hunting season. According to documents obtained by CBC News through the Right to Information Act, hunters being regulated to harvesting moose of a specific sex would allow for a “modest increase in licenses through reduction in hunter success.” The documents show the province has been exploring four other options for moose hunting seasons in the years to come. (read more)
CATTLEMEN’S GROUP SAYS NO REASON TO STOP EATING MEAT IN MODERATION
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association says there are many theories why red and processed meat may be linked to cancer, but no scientific consensus has been reached. The association commented after the World Health Organization’s cancer agency said hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach, and other cancers, and that red meat is probably harmful, too. (read more)
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