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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Remain Highly Profitable in Canada
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says, despite a slide over the past couple of weeks in both the cash and futures markets, returns for live hogs remain profitable,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Pork in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Contaminated Feed Most Likely Source of Ontario PED Outbreak
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network says contaminated feed has been shown to be the most likely cause of the PED outbreak in Ontario, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Collaborative Efforts to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) continues...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised to Get Familiar with New Pig Movement Rules
CANADA - Custodians of pigs are encouraged to familiarize themselves with new requirements for reporting pig movements in Canada and the tools in place to do so, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Hopeful Tentative Agreement Ends Ban on New Barns
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping a tentative agreement with the provincial government will end the moratorium on new swine barn construction or expansion in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - What else can one say when market hog price is near double from the same week a year ago ($260.45 vs $142.32), writes Bob Fraser, Sales & Service at Genesus Ontario....
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Outbreak Count in Ontario Reaches 50
ONTARIO, CANADA - Three new outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have been confirmed in the province in the last week, bringing the total to 50....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Lessons Learned from Producers in PED-infected Areas
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork credits the adherance of the province's pork producers to strict biosecurity for the success in containing the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Stepped-up Biosecurity Credited with Keeping Saskatchewan PED-free
CANADA - The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board credits the vigilance of the province's pork industry for keeping Saskatchewan free of PED....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Dietary Fibre Helps Reduce Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
CANADA - A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre reports boosting the fibre content of the diets fed to group housed sows during gestation can help reduce levels of hunger related aggression....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Phase Feeding Pregnant Sows Saves on Feed Costs, Improve Performance
CANADA - A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre says, by adjusting the rations of the sow to account for changing nutritional requirements during pregnancy, the farmer can improve her performance...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Virus Found in Another High-traffic Pig Area in Manitoba
CANADA - The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) has reported a second set of environmental samples, collected from a high-traffic pig site in Manitoba, have tested positive for Porcine Epidemic...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada London Swine Conference Attracts Large Number of Producers
CANADA - On 26 and 27 March the pork industry gathered for the fourteenth annual London Swine Conference (LSC). Speakers highlighted aspects of loose housing of sows, disease issues, herd management, health,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Cartier Area Hutterite Colony Tops Pork Quality Competition
CANADA - A Cartier, Manitoba area Hutterite Colony has claimed the top award at the 2014 Pork Quality Competition held as part of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon....
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Livestock Price Insurance Programme Coming to Saskatchewan
CANADA - Saskatchewan's livestock producers will soon have access to a new risk management tool to help withstand volatility in the market place....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Enhanced Biosecurity Credited for Success in Dealing with PED
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board credits proactive efforts over the past four years to improve biosecurity on Canadian swine farms for the success in containing the spread of Porcine...
Pig Industry News from Canada Lower Feed Costs Allow Pork Producers to Maximise Performance
CANADA - A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre says lower feed costs and higher live hog prices are allowing pork producers to refocus on maximising the productivity of their herds, according to...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoban Winter Fair Pork Industry Display Redesigned
CANADA - The manager of public relations and consumer marketing with Manitoba Pork reports the threat of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has prompted a re-design of the pork industry's 'Thru the Farm...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ontario Confirms Two More PED Outbreaks
CANADA - Two more outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have been confirmed in Ontario. ...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Shows PED More Infectious Than Similar Coronaviruses
CANADA - The swine technical consultant for western Canada with Elanco says the US experience has shown the virus that causes Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is thousands of times more infectious than...
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Announces Opening of Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer
CANADA - Garth Braun General Manager has announced the opening of the Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer. ...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Consultations over Disease Prevention Strategies Underway
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board suggests a national approach to dealing with swine disease will put Canada in a much better position to deal with PED and the next disease threat,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ontario PED Case Count Reaches 41
CANADA - The total number of confirmed cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the country has reached 44, most of these being in the province of Ontario....
Friday, March 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Consider Western Livestock Price Insurance Programme
CANADA - The manager of industry and policy analysis with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging the province's pork producers to consider participation in the new Western Livestock Price...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised to Treat Assembly Yards as PED Positive
CANADA - An animal care specialist with Manitoba Pork Council is advising pork producers to treat assembly yards as if they are positive for the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea....
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDv Needs to be Stopped and Eliminated in Canada, Says Pork Council
CANADA - Canadian Pork producers continue to take preventative measures to slow viruses like PEDv from affecting Canada’s herd health. PEDv poses no risk to human health or food safety but it is a devastating...
Pig Industry News from Canada Truckers Returning to Canada Advised to Use Accredited Truck Wash Stations
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork Council is encouraging truckers returning to Manitoba after delivering pigs to US packing plants to have their trucks and trailers washed and disinfected at...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Industry Responds Proactively to Positive Environmental Sample
CANADA - Saskatchewan's chief veterinary officer reports the province's pork industry has stepped up the focus on biosecurity in the wake of the detection of a positive environmental sample for TGE and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Tracebacks from PED Infected Farm in Manitoba Complete
CANADA - Manitoba's animal health surveillance veterinarian reports tracebacks have shown no farms that came into contact with the province's one farm confirmed positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea...
 
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