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The Summer Farm Employment Program's primary objective is to provide opportunities for full-time farm work experience for young people. Employers must be full-time farmers; employees must between 15 and 24 years of age and cannot be a direct relative of the employer. Wage support is provided to farmers to a maximum of $400 per month based on a full time basis. Applications are accepted on a first- come, first-served basis. The program runs from July 1 to August 31.
With the challenging year we are seeing unfold soil health is huge in buffering climate variability and the future sustainability of farm businesses. Grain crop rotations need forage in their cropping systems and animals on their landscape for greatest soil regeneration. Join NICOLE MASTERS on June 24 in Carstairs for a day of classroom and field learning guaranteed to engage! The day will feature a morning classroom session followed by an included lunch and a field site in the afternoon.
Nicole has more stops on her tour. Producers should talk to their local forage association to find ones closest.
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. receives approval for Metacam®20* for the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep
Burlington, Ontario, May 2, 2016 – Boehringer Ingelheim’s Metacam® 20 has obtained approval in Canada for use in the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep. This is the first approval for Metacam® 20 in sheep worldwide.
Moisture Situation Update - April 28
In the wake of the above normal temperatures which prevailed throughout the month of April, spring is early this year and appears to be fully underway. In fact, it is estimated that most of the west-half of the province experiences an April this warm, on average less than once in 50 years.
April 15, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited (CCWG) has announced that effective immediately, the price of Shearwell CSIP ASET tags will decrease to $1.95, subject to CSIP fees and tag levies where applicable.