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Biosecurity standards launched for sheep, goat farms

April 01, 2013 Voluntary made-in-Canada standards, compiling best-management practices needed for farm-level biosecurity, have been rolled out for use on Canadian sheep and goat operations, with the stated aim of sharpening a competitive edge. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Wednesday and Thursday launched the new national standards for goat and sheep farms respectively, laying out specific practices each sector can follow to set up or improve existing farm-level biosecurity and…

Agriculture: Pakistan America Trade Expo and Festival

Join Hands Together For Bawaqar Pakistan (Washington DC 5thth-8thth April) Invitation to attend “Second Meet and Greet Ceremony” 19th Jan 2013,for presenting Pakistan America Trade Expo and Festival ( PAEF) in Washington DC USA on 5th -8th April 2013 We have already organized a “Meet and Greet” ceremony at “Khiva” Islamabad, on 1st Dec, 2012,which was attended by a large number of participants comprising of senior level representation from TDAP, Business Chambers, Agriculture, food…

Prices of chicken and other poultry items increase by 30 to 40 percent

December 17, 2012 AMJAD ALI SHAH According to survey conducted by BR here on Sunday the prices of poultry products registered with 30 to 40 percent increase in wholesale and retail markets in last couple of days. A sharp increase in prices of chicken and eggs was witnessed due to non-availability of sufficient stock in the markets. The survey noted that price of chicken meat has been increased at Rs 166 per kg from Rs 110 per kg during the last four days in the wholesale and retail…

Violation of rules: CDA seals four agro farms

November 28, 2012 The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday sealed four agro farms in the Orchard Scheme, Murree Road, on charges of violating authority's bylaws and encroachment on the state land. "Following directives of Supreme Court to take action against the violators, the civic body has issued notices to all the owners of the poultry and vegetable farms (Agro Farming Scheme) who had encroached on the state land beyond the allowable limits," a CDA official said. He said that…

Rain to reach Brazil’s dry soyabean farms

November 24, 2012 Rain will reach dry soyabean farms in southern Brazil by the weekend and persist into next week, weather forecaster Somar said on Wednesday, bringing moisture that should kick-start the germination of the newly-seeded crop after a short dry spell. Dryness in the far-southern state of Rio Grande do Sul has turned into a concern for soya traders, with only a fraction of the average rainfall for November having fallen so far, heightening the risk seeds could…

Foreign investors in Australian farms, rash or prescient?

CANBERRA/SYDNEY: For all the willing buyers seeking tracts of Australian farm land, local investors are not among them. They wonder what all the fuss is about. Years of weak and volatile returns and some of the harshest weather on earth suggest a wave of foreign interest in Australia’s farms and agricultural assets is on a fool’s errand. -“Overseas investors are too dumb to realise that they are not going to make money out of Australia agriculture,” said David Leyonhjelm, an…

India’s Zuari to set up $800 million fertiliser plant in UAE

November 19, 2012 Indian fertiliser maker Zuari Industries has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up an $800 million manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates. The plant in Ras al Khaimah will produce one million tonnes of diammonium phosphate fertiliser a year when it comes onstream, Zuari's adviser on the deal, Alpen Capital, said in a statement on Sunday. The plant will be Zuari's first manufacturing facility outside India. Zauri and other Indian fertiliser…

South African farm workers defy calls to end strike

November 16, 2012 Striking South African farm workers resisted a government call to return to work Thursday and demanded action against police over the death of one of their colleagues during clashes. A day after a 28-year-old was killed in clashes with police and the government heralded a deal to end the week-long farm workers strike, police said the situation remained "volatile." Unrest was reported in multiple towns and villages across the agricultural belt, not far from Cape Town.…

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