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Q&A with Dennis Laycraft: The Beef Conference 2016

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- When we had our last Q & A with Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) Executive Vice President Dennis Laycraft he had talked about his hopes for the then-upcoming Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC). So we followed up with him and it would seem the inaugural event held in August exceeded expectations and laid the ground work for a 2nd and 3rd conference.

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Immunity for Life: Solving One of The Most Harmful Diseases in Beef Cattle

- A University of Guelph professor has harnessed natural variation within the immune system to identify and breed immunity traits to find the healthiest animals. Read how.

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FCC Reports What is Behind the Increase in Bison Prices?

- FCC's Senior Agricultural Economist, Leigh Anderson, tells us why Canadian bison prices have remained robust over the last eight years and why Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Market reports prepared for the Canadian Bison Association indicate prices for bison bulls have increased 162% since 2008 to its current price of around $6.00 per pound.

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MacAulay and Freeland Endorse Canada Signing New Agreements for Canola and Beef

- The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, welcomed the announcement that Canada and China have signed agreements supporting the export of canola and beef, which will help farmers by creating jobs, opportunities and growth in the agricultural sector.

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Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Restored Access to China for Bone-In Beef Products

- The Canadian meat industry welcomes restored access to China for Canadian bone-in beef products. The successful conclusion of bilateral discussions on this long outstanding request was announced earlier today following discussions in Ottawa between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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Olymel Invests $11 Million in St-Henri-de-Levis Plant

- Olymel announced an investment of $11 million in the expansion and modernization of its pork further processing facility located in St-Henri-de-Levis on the South Shore of Quebec.

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Connect OnFarm Powers Ahead With New Senior Hire and Expanding Customer Base

- Connect OnFarm has appointed a new senior on-farm representative as part of its expanding team servicing customers in Canada and the US. Industry veteran Rick Barva joins the team bringing a wealth of experience and relationships, along with a passion for helping farming operations maximize opportunities.

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Subway Restaurants Proclaims New Canadian Meat Sourcing Initiatives

- Subway restaurants released a statement this week that made a bold commitment to sourcing from Canadian meat producers by the end of the year as well as remove all artificial colours, flavours and preservatives by 2017.

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CCA: Market Updates

- The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has provided updates on a number of fronts including the countdown to a fully normalized beef trade between Canada and Mexico which is nearly complete with less than two weeks before Mexico fully reopens to Canadian beef on October 1st.

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Canada Beef wants to hear from producers!

- Canada Beef is looking for the stories and proof points to back what we say about producers and strengthen our sense of trust and relationship with consumers

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Chief Veterinary Officer Launches Investigation into Manitoba's Latest Case of PEDv

- The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer told FarmScape Online that they have launched an investigation into the latest confirmed case of PED in Manitoba.

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Rob Meijer resigns as President of Canada Beef

- The Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency (the Agency) Board of Directors have announced today that Rob Meijer has resigned as President of Canada Beef, effective September 16, 2016.

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