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PigTrace Canada Manifest

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PigTrace Canada is creating a national traceability system that utilizes many of the current practices already in place by producers today.  Working closely with the pork industry, PigTrace Canada wants traceability compliance to be as easy as possible for all producers and system users. In order to achieve this goal, PigTrace Canada is working on […]

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ATQ: From Farm to Table, Or Almost

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Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ), which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, is a pioneer in his field, not only in Canada but also around the world.  To market its expertise in software and know-how, this non-profit organization, established by the Quebec government and agricultural producers, created a subsidiary, which itself has designs on the lucrative global […]

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Government of Canada Helps Raise Western Agriculture’s Profile Abroad

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Western Canadian farmers will benefit from increased sales and enhanced competitiveness in overseas markets thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada.  The funding includes $410,000 under the Livestock Auction Traceability Initiative in support of 20 traceability initiatives to help Western Canada's livestock sector become more competitive in international markets by enhancing our ability […]

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Cattle Producers Rebounding Eight Years After BSE Crisis

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After the BSE crisis devasted the Canadian cattle industry in 2003, producers say eight years later, they are finally starting to see a turnaround.  "This fall will be the first profitable time that some producers have seen for a long time," Jack Hextall, Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association said.  Now that things are starting […]

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B.C. Government Launches Premises ID Web Site

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The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture recently launched a Premises ID web site for livestock and poultry. Read More

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Manitoba Updates Premises Web Site

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The Manitoba Government has updated its Premises ID web site for easier access.  It's available at: www.manitoba.ca/agriculture/pid

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West Hawk Lake Information on the Web

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Those looking for more information on the West Hawk Lake Zoning Initiative have a new resource.  Hosted by the Canadian Animal Coalition, West Hawk Lake's pages include everything from its future plans to a brochure and copies of "In the Zone".  Check out this site. Read More

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National Swine Traceability Program in Contract Negotiations

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The CPC's PigTrace Canada initiative continues to work towards the development of a national swine traceability system.  Progress has been slowed, however, due to ongoing negotiation of related contracts and agreements.  PigTrace had hoped to initiate the early adoption of voluntary movement reporting during the winter of 2010/11, but complications have temporarily stalled steps towards […]

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Phase II Funding Announced for Implementation of Federal Traceability Program

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On February 10, 2011, Minister Gerry Ritz and delegates from CPC and PigTrace Canada attended a press conference in Breslau, Ontario to announce approximately $3.7 million towards the implementation of the federal traceability program. The funds announced on February 10 are in addition to the $3.3 million that were granted in May, 2010 for Phase […]

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CPC’s Traceability Program Continues to Move Forward

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The Canadian Pork Council traceability program, PigTrace Canada, continues to move forward with the development of a world class traceability system with the helpf of funding announced today by Minister Gerry Ritz. Today's announcement of approximately $3.7 million will go a long way towards the realization of a traceability program that will contribute to the […]

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