New Report Shows Continued Growth for Ag Sector

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) released its Medium Term Outlook (MTO), an economic projection of the domestic and international agricultural markets from 2017 to 2027.

This year’s projections show continued growth for the agricultural sector.

The crop sector, particularly oilseeds, is projected to see increased production and exports. Moderate growth is expected for the Canadian livestock sector.

Poultry demand is projected to remain strong, and production is projected to increase throughout the medium term, while consumption of eggs in Canada is projected to continue to increase.

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Southern Alberta Auction Market Reports Strong Calf Prices

An auction market in Southern Alberta is reporting strong prices at their first calf sale of the year.

Rob Bergevin with Foothills Auctioneers in Stavley says, they saw about twice as many calves compared to their first calf sale last year.

He says, six weight steers were selling up to $2.28 per pound.

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Public Consultation on Strychnine Ends Today

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency's (PMRA) deadline for comments on the proposed strychnine ban is Thursday, September 27.

Farmers use the product to control gophers, but Health Canada is proposing the ban because of its impact on non-target animals such as the swift fox and burrowing owl.

Individuals can provide their feedback on Health Canada's website.

 

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