Agriculture News

International Plowing Match comes to North Grenville

Written by IPM 2022 Thursday, August 12, 2021

The 2022 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo is scheduled to be held in Kemptville from September 20th to 24th, 2022.

 

The event will be centred around the former Kemptville Agricultural College Campus and the former Kemptville Agricultural College Farm.
If you are interested in help with the following committees, please contact them.
Check them out on Facebook for more info or visit:

www.plowingmatch.org

 


Newly merged entity, North American Lamb Company Ltd (NALC)

Written by NALC Thursday, July 19, 2018

The North American Lamb Company

Canada Gold Beef Ltd, owners of the Innisfail Alberta based SunGold Specialty Meats Ltd. (SunGold) and the Canada Gold Lamb Lot near Iron Springs Alberta, wish to announce the merger of their lamb operations with that of Fresh Canada Meats Ltd, the majority shareholder of Manitoba based Canada Sheep and Lamb Farms Ltd. Fresh Canada Meats is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Integrated Foods Ltd, an integrated lamb producer and processor in New Zealand.

The newly merged entity, North American Lamb Company Ltd (NALC), will control lamb production and marketing for the group encompassing genetics, breeding, finishing, processing and sales. This merger is designed to form a truly Canadian integrated lamb supply chain to provide premium lamb products to domestic and international markets with year-round consistent supply and specification.

Inconsistency has plagued the Canadian sheep industry for as long as it has existed. Growing the lamb product demand in a diverse and growing market such as North America requires a consistent and reliable supply of sufficient scale to allow solid programs to be built with retail and...


Alberta Veterinarian Honoured for Dedicating Entire Career to Canadian Livestock Industry

Written by Alberta Lamb Producers Thursday, July 12, 2018

Alberta Veterinarian Honoured for Dedicating Entire Career to Canadian Livestock Industry

Press release:  Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, July 6, 2018 

 

Vancouver, B.C. – Dr. Kathleen Parker was awarded the 2018 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Merck Veterinary Award for dedicating her entire career to contributing to the Canadian livestock industry, including poultry, swine, beef, and more recently, small ruminants.
 
After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 1981, Dr. Parker established a mixed animal practice in central Alberta. The large animal ambulatory service has evolved into a comprehensive mixed animal practice today at a clinic in Three Hills, Alta. where she also runs a purebred Suffolk Sheep Farm with her husband.
 
Her dedication and passion for the improvement of animal health has been demonstrated through her lifetime commitment to her own practice, as well the various...


OMAFRA Small Ruminant Research Forum

Written by OMAFRA Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The purpose of the 2018 Small Ruminant Research Forum is to provide the opportunity for researchers, industry representatives, other stakeholders, and government specialist to connect and share information and ideas pertaining to the research, trends, and needs of the small ruminant livestock sectors in Ontario.

Registration:
If you are interested in sharing, collaborating, networking, or learning about research in the small ruminant sectors in Ontario  register today!   Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up early!  

To register: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca or call 1-877-424-1300 (Ontario only).
Registration deadline is May 01, 2018.