Category Archives: Livestock

Preventing Farm Fires

Did you know? Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of barn fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of barn fires.

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Standards Interpretation Committee Comment Period (July 4 – August 4, 2016)

From the Organic Federation of Canada: Standards Interpretation Committee: Questions and Answers Regarding National Standards for Organic Agriculture Below are proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a … Continue reading

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Standards Interpretation Committee: New comment period March 7-April 7, 2016

From the Organic Federation of Canada: Below are proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 30 day comment period. All comments regarding these answers should … Continue reading

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Testing Feeds: A Recurrent Procedure for Animal Performance and Well-being

Analyzing Feed Test your feed. You have heard it over and over again. But do you do it enough? To some degree it is the results of the report that can indicate how often, or not, you should sample your … Continue reading

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Changes to The Canadian Organic Standards – An Essential Update

The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) will be hosting a second round of webinars in February to bring people up to speed on the changes to the Canadian Organic Standards: “The revised Canadian Organic Standards were released Wednesday, November 25, 2015. … Continue reading

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Upcoming eOrganic Crop and Livestock Webinars

Organic growers may be interested in the following new eOrganic – eXtension webinars that focus on various organic crop and livestock topics: Crops: 16 Dec 2015: Nitrogen management in organic strawberries: challenges and approaches Nitrogen management is one of many … Continue reading

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Do you want to increase your crop yields by 10-15 per cent? Plant a windbreak!

Did you know that windbreaks: increase crop yield, improve soil moisture distribution over fields and reduce soil loss? provide shade and shelter for livestock? minimize spray drift and odours? decrease the amount of snow drift onto driveways and roads? enhance … Continue reading

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