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There were 505 head on offer at Brussels.
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Hurricane-hit hog farms eligible for buyout
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Exports to China increasing
TRADE
China wants trade with Canada

Hunger could be ended

October 15, 2018 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says hunger could be eliminated, given the amount of food available in the world.
Yet 815 million people suffer from hunger.
On the other hand, 1.9 billion people are overweight.
Yet achieving a world with zero hunger by 2030 is not only possible, it is the theme of this year’s FAO World Food Day, celebrated annually on Oct. 16.
Many of the hungry people now are living in war zones.
In that vein comes a warning that up to two million people could starve because of the war in Yemen where fighters on one side are supported by Iran and on the other by Saudi Arabia.

 

Hunt Safe, Hunt Smart, Hunt Sober

Hunt Safe, Hunt Smart, Hunt Sober
October 15, 2018 - With the upcoming legalization of Cannabis on October 17th, 2018 the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to take this opportunity to remind hunters to always practice safe, responsible and sober hunting.
“The handling of a firearm is a very serious matter and safe handling can’t be stressed enough” says OCOA President Sean Cronsberry. “Impairment of any kind, either by drugs or alcohol, can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences.”

In addition to hunting sober the OCOA would also like remind hunters to hunt safely and to remember ACTS and PROVE:

Assume every firearm is loaded
Control the muzzle direction at all times
Trigger finger must be kept off the trigger and out of the trigger guard
See that the firearm is unloaded – PROVE it safe

Point the firearm in the safest available direction
Remove all ammunition
Observe the chamber
Verify the feeding path
Examine the bore

“By practicing safe and sober hunting we hope everyone has an enjoyable and successful hunting season.” concludes Cronsberry.
Anyone with information about a natural resources or public safety related offence is encouraged to call the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry violation reporting line at 1-877-847-7667, contact their local CO directly, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Alberta researchers find new antimicrobial agent

October 15, 2018 - Researchers at the University of Alberta have collaborated to show that chitosan can reduce salmonella and E. coli by 90 per cent in beef.
They worked with researchers at Hubel University of Technology located in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
Chitosan is taken from crustacean shells.
Their research showed that chitosan can work while beef is in storage.


Infant formula plant hits trade snag

October 12, 2018 - The $225-million plant in Kingston to produce infant formula for export to China is affected by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal.
The CBC is reporting that the plant has capacity to produce 60,000 tonnes per year, but the USMCA deal caps Canadian exports of skim milk powder at 13,333 tonnes, rising by only 1.2 per cent per year. Anything more than that gets hit with a levy of $4.25 per kilogram.
The Freihe Canadian Royal Milk Company was also planning to buy milk at the Class 7 price the Dairy Farmers of Ontario marketing board established to take back a market being filled by diafiltered milk from the U.S.
That was also lost in the USMCA trade deal.