POLLINATION EXPANSION PROGRAM RENEWED . . . WHERE’S THE BEEF? . . . CLEARWATER DEBATING AQUACULTURE FOR INCLUSION IN NEXT STRATEGIC PLAN . . . BIOSECURITY INVESTMENTS PAY HUGE DIVIDENDS . . . SOUTH AFRICA GIVES BRAZIL BONELESS BEEF GREEN LIGHT . . .
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POLLINATION EXPANSION PROGRAM RENEWED
The Department of Agriculture has extended a program to increase and support bee production in Nova Scotia. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell and federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the extension March 10. “Bees pollinate all of the crops in our province, such as blueberry, apple and cranberry,” said Mr. Colwell. “When we invest in bee production, we invest in every aspect of our agricultural industry.” The Pollination Expansion Program provides assistance to beekeepers to increase honeybee colony numbers by increasing or purchasing bees, queens, brood combs, frames, and equipment. (read more)
WHERE’S THE BEEF?
Source: The Aurora
Labrador isn’t known for its local cattle, but one Labrador City resident hopes to change that. Todd Cull sees open farmland in his future; 200 acres of cleared trees for cows to roam before moving to the slaughterhouse, providing meat for the area. (read more)
CLEARWATER DEBATING AQUACULTURE FOR INCLUSION IN NEXT STRATEGIC PLAN
Canadian wild fish harvesting firm Clearwater Seafoods is set to consider aquaculture among the issues of importance it will lay out this year as it debates what to include in its next, 2016-2020, strategic plan, CEO Ian Smith told Undercurrent News recently. (read more)
BIOSECURITY INVESTMENTS PAY HUGE DIVIDENDS
Source: The Pig Site
The manager of producer services with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says investments in biosecurity have paid huge dividends, writes Bruce Cochrane. Under the Saskatchewan Swine Transport Biosecurity Program any Saskatchewan pork producer enrolled in the Canadian Quality Assurance Programme is eligible to receive up to C$300 to help offset the cost of a veterinary visit to the farm, and up to C$700 to have truck inspections done by a veterinarian or approved inspector. (read more)
SOUTH AFRICA GIVES BRAZIL BONELESS BEEF GREEN LIGHT
South Africa is to reopen the import pipeline for boneless beef from Brazil. The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the measure will allow the normalization of bilateral trade in the product and will mean the lifting of embargoes imposed in 2005 and 2012 as a result of foot and mouth disease and a case of BSE in the country. (read more)
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