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Rail delays put Canada four million tonnes behind its grain export program targets

Producers are incurring extra costs while grain vessels sit empty in port, waiting for rail deliveries

Reading Time: 3 minutes Backlogs in the grain-handling system aren’t just hurting growers’ bottom lines — they’re also tarnishing Canada’s reputation as a reliable supplier, according to the CEO of Pulse Canada. “We have to stop talking about railway statistics or country elevator statistics, and start talking about our reputation in markets around the world,” Gordon Bacon said at […] Read more

Chart showing the antimicrobial use of different species.

Ionophores, not antibiotics, mainly used in beef cattle

Danish ban has led to increased use of antibiotics, says BDRC

Reading Time: 3 minutes Antimicrobial resistance has become a highly charged issue. Headlines appear in the news on a regular basis suggesting that antibiotics are becoming less effective in humans and farmers are to blame. Some concerns have been raised that antimicrobial use in livestock leads to antimicrobial resistance and that some of the products used in food animals […] Read more