Authors Laura Telford & Anne Macey, have completely revised this edition to reflect the Canadian Organic Standards and to include the latest research on organic livestock production. It provides detailed coverage on production methods of the most popular livestock […]
Presenter: Michael Lilburn, of the Ohio State University, OARDC.
This webinar took place on November 5, 2013. On small scale organic farms, novel grains and pastured organic broiler chickens could be valuable additions to a multi-year organic rotation program. The chickens would contribute to soil fertility and novel cereal grains produced on the […]
By Marco Chown Oved Published: Guelph Mercury, Oct. 8, 2013
GUELPH — It’s a scene of bucolic harmony rarely seen in the era of factory farming. Cows, pigs, geese and chickens all run free on Murray Thunberg’s traditional mixed farm near Guelph.
One look at Thunberg’s round, yellow cucumbers and striped tomatoes and you know […]
The Ruminant, is a blog that wonders what perfect farming looks like, and that offers farmers a chance to spread some good ideas around.
The blog’s main focus is a called Farm Glance, which invites you to submit photos and descriptions of your approach to any farming- or gardening-related task on your farm. No approach […]
By: Katrina Clarke Published: June 7, 2013
This article, published in the National Post, features Tarrah Young, the instructor of the upcoming FarmStart Pastured Poultry and Pig Workshops:
Tarrah Young is another resource. The 36-year-old farmer teaches a course in Toronto about realities of the farming business.
Some hard […]
By Neil Billinger Published: FCC Express, April 5, 2013
The Saskatchewan government is getting positive feedback about two new measures to help with leasing community pastures.
Sixty community pastures are being transferred from federal to provincial control. The provincial government states that if a patron group decides to lease rather than purchase the land, the […]
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the launch of the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle.
The draft Code can be viewed at www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/beef-cattle until March 8, 2013.
Comments must be submitted […]
The Chicken Farmers of Ontario have recently denied a request for a 2000 bird small-flock exemption. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we continue to talk about options within the supply management system for chickens. While we believe in the importance of supply management for Ontario’s farmers, there are some things that need to […]
By: Christopher Weber Published: February 1, 2012, grist
Bartlett Durand is the rare local-food entrepreneur who has no trouble turning a profit: Durand’s Black Earth Meats processes and sells grass-fed beef, and these days grass-fed beef sells like crazy.
Located near Madison, Wis., Black Earth is an abattoir, an old-fashioned butchery containing everything from a slaughterhouse to […]
By: David Cohlemeyer Published: January 24, 2013, David Cohlemeyer’s January Newsletter
Beginning farmers should have the opportunity to share in the opportunity of the rapidly growing chicken sector. Chefs and customers clearly want naturally grown chickens. In Ontario, we manage the number of chickens grown for meat so that farmers receive a fair price. This […]