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Friday, December 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada US Needs to be Prepared for Retaliation Over M-COOL
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork is warning the US to be prepared for retaliation if reforms are not made to Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Reducing the Risk of PED Spreading Through Manure Application
CANADA - The president of La Broquerie based Precision Pumping is calling for greater access to information on the locations of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea infected swine operations to help swine manure...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research into the Impacts of Time of Mixing on Sow Productivity
CANADA - Researchers working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are attempting to determine the optimum timing for mixing pregnant sows into groups, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Disinfection Procedures Tightened Throughout Cold Weather
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian is advising pork producers who do not have access to heated facilities for disinfecting transport vehicles to return to cold weather disinfection protocols....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Pork Sector Praised for Efforts to Contain PED
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says Canada's pork industry has done a tremendous job in dealing with porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED), writes Bruce...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada How to Plan Pig Manure Application
CANADA - A technician with the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment says, when applying manure fertiliser, producers need to consider the type and form of manure and the cropping systems in...
Pig Industry News from Canada All High Hog Traffic Sites Should be Treated as PED Positive
CANADA - A Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is encouraging pork producers to treat all high hog traffic sites they visit as being PED positive, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada New Flooring Design Reduces Pig Lameness
CANADA - An animal science professor with the University of Manitoba is confident changes in the design of concrete slatted flooring will help reduce lameness among group housed sows and cut costs associated...
Pig Industry News from Canada Lack of Workers in Canadian Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns, unless action is taken to increase the availability of workers to fill vacant positions in Canada's meat processing plants, it will not be possible to take full...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Prairie Livestock Expo Pork Quality Competition Winner
CANADA - A Bagot, Manitoba area Hutterite Colony has claimed the top award at the 2014 Pork Quality Competition held in conjunction with Prairie Livestock Expo in Winnipeg, write Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDV Can Survive in Manure Lagoons
CANADA - Research being conducted by the University of Manitoba and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute has show the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus is capable of surviving in manure lagoons,...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada C$27,000 Shared Between Pork Quality Competition Winners
CANADA - The top ten winners of the 2014 Prairie Livestock Expo Pork Quality Competition and their charities if choice will share approximately C$27,000 in prize money, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Changes to US M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate
CANADA - The president of Paragon Economics expects the US Congress to make changes to Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico impose retaliatory tariffs on imported US products,...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Producers Expected to Gain from Canada Korea FTA
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork says implementation of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement comes as particularly good news to Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Celebrates Korea's Ratification of FTA
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry is celebrating legislative approval of the historic Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). ...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Biosecurity Stepped up to Combat PED, Reduce Other Pig Disease Risks
CANADA - The Executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says efforts to contain porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) are also reducing the threat posed by other infections....
Pig Industry News from Canada Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Helps Track Disease in Canada
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada says the mandatory reporting of swine movements in Canada is already demonstrating its value in terms of tracking the movement of disease....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada News Tools to Assist in Converting from Sow Stalls to Group Housing
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre expects new tools intended to help pork producers convert sow barns from stall housing to group housing be available early in the new year, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Cold Weather Prompts a Step up in Transport Biosecurity
CANADA - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians is encouraging pork producers to be aware of the heightened risk of the spread of PED as the weather turns colder, writes...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - With the closure of Quality Meat Packers and their Mitchell Subsidiary in Ontario, the Canadian slaughter capacity was reduced by 35,000 per week. Bob Fraser Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario discuses...
Pig Industry News from Canada Legislative Approval of Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry is celebrating legislative approval of the historic Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)....
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Industry Disappointed as US Appeals WTO Decision on COOL
CANADA - The Canadian Pork industry is disappointed to learn the United States has decided to appeal a World Trade Organisation panel decision that struck down discriminatory and trade distorting elements...
Pig Industry News from Canada US Appeal of WTO M-COOL Ruling Disappointing to Manitoba Pork
CANADA - Despite the latest US effort to preserve Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (M-COOL), Manitoba Pork remains hopeful the issue can be resolved without the need for Canada and Mexico to impose...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Novel Technology Adapted to Improve Competitiveness of Canadian Pork
CANADA - The CEO of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement says the adoption of new technologies will help make Canadian pork more competitive while improving the product for consumers, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Happy for Swine Producers
CANADA - This past year has been the most profitable for North American hog producers ever. As Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week, it gave us time to ponder and to be thankful for the way the year...
Pig Industry News from Canada Worker Shortage Jeopardises Canada's Pork Trade Opportunities
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says difficulties in attracting workers will make it challenging for Canada's pork processors to take full advantage of new international trade agreements, writes Bruce...
Friday, November 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Expected to Result in Volatile Hog Markets
CANADA - A financial services officer with AgStar Financial Services says the biggest influence affecting the North American hog market moving into 2015 will be whether or not we see an increase in the...
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Drive Toward Heavier Hog Weights Improves Profitability
CANADA - The manager of applied meat science with PIC North America says heavier finishing weights have helped improve the profitability of North American pork production, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Industry Expansion Should be More About Science Less About Politics
CANADA - The mayor of the city of Brandon suggests decisions on future hog industry expansion within Manitoba should be less about politics and more about science, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Concern Over Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Programme
CANADA - The vice president of Sunterra Foods is calling on stakeholders within Canada's pork industry to voice their concerns over changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Programme, writes Bruce...
 
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