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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Assurance-Food Safety On-Farm Programme
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to apply for funding being made available to improve on-farm food safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and workplace health and safety...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Environmental Sampling Shows Few Positive Samples of PED
CANADA - The technical veterinarian with Ontario Pork reports, since April, there have been very few incidents of environmental contamination from PED in Ontario, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, September 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada High Building Costs Put off Saskatchewan Hog Expansion
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says high pig house construction costs are limiting interest in expanding Saskatchewan hog numbers, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Food Safety, Welfare Funding Available for Manitoba's Pork Producers
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to apply for funding being made available to improve on-farm food safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and workplace health and safety...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Looking for New Director of Health & Biosecurity
CANADA - Genesus is looking for a Director of Health and Biosecurity to lead the Genesus Health and Biosecurity program and be responsible for its implementation and maintenance throughout North America....
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Biosecurity Vital for Containing PED in Cold Weather
CANADA - The technical veterinarian with Ontario Pork says a stepped up focus on biosecurity will be key to containing the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as the weather turns colder, writes Bruce...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Stepped Up Biosecurity Key to Containing PED as Weather Turns Colder
CANADA - The technical veterinarian with Ontario Pork says a stepped up focus on biosecurity will be key to containing the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as the weather turns colder, Bruce Cochrane...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Standardised Total Tract Digestibility Improves Pig Diet Formulation
CANADA - A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says the use of standardised total tract digestibility to formulate swine diets provides a more accurate estimate of available as opposed to...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Risk Reduced by Hot Water High Pressure Washer
CANADA - A sales manager with Hotsy Central says the use of hot water high pressure washers has proved highly effective in reducing the risk of spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, September 01, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Wheat Fungal Disease Impacts Pig Feed
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says fusarium head blight has been the biggest factor affecting the quality of this year's winter wheat crop, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Expected to Create Opportunities to Lock in Profits Into Spring 2015
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services is confident pork producers will have an opportunity to lock in profitable hog prices this winter and into the spring of 2015 as a...
Pig Industry News from Canada Lower Than Expected PED Losses Drives Drop in Live Hog Prices
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services suggests lower than anticipated losses from PED rather than Russia's ban on North American pork is the main factor behind a substantial drop in live hog prices, writes...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Moratorium Boosts Interest in Expanding Hog Production in Saskatchewan
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says the moratorium on new hog barn construction or expansion in Manitoba makes Saskatchewan the logical choice for expansion of western Canada's swine herd, writes Bruce...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Standardised Total Tract Digestibility Offers Precise Swine Ration Formulation
CANADA - A landscape stewardship specialist with MAFRD says standardised total tract digestibility of phosphorus appears to be the most precise way to formulate swine rations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Assurance of Profits Needed to Encourage New Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says the province's pork producers will need assurances of long term profitability to justify new hog barn construction, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Strong Live Hog Prices Expected to Fuel Renewed Interest in Building New Feeder Barns in Saskatchewan
CANADA - The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork expects the current strong market for live hogs to fuel renewed interest in building new feeder barns in Saskatchewan, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Phosphorus Requirements Limit Effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus in Swine Manure
CANADA - A business development specialist for swine with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development says minimum federal requirements for the inclusion of phosphorus in swine rations is limiting...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Interest in Maintaining CSHB Programming Remains Strong
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board says interest among Canadian pork industry stakeholders in continuing the efforts of the organisation remains strong, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, August 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Despite Russian Ban North American Pork Producers Expected to Remain Profitable this Winter
CANADA- Despite Russia's ban on North American pork imports, Sask Pork remains confident the province's pork producers will be able to lock in profitable hog prices throughout the coming winter, writes...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - On 16 July, 2014 South West Vets (the preeminent and largest all swine practice in Ontario) hosted a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Summit in Stratford, Ontario with some 250+ producers and industry...
Pig Industry News from Canada Russian Ban on Food Imports Erodes Pork Industry Profitability
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork estimates Russia's ban on Canadian pork imports will cost Saskatchewan pork producers about $20,000,000, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape. ...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada New Manure Sampling Project to Detect PEDv
CANADA - A manure sampling project underway in Manitoba will provide a clearer indication of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) situation within the province, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape....
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Food Announces New Leader of Animal Wellness
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods today announced that Dr Stephanie Cottee will be joining the Company in the new position of Leader, Animal Wellness, effective 11 August 2014. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Biosecurity Increases Cost of Swine Manure Application
CANADA - A Morris based custom swine manure applicator says the extra time and effort required to clean and disinfect manure application equipment to reduce the risk of spreading PED has dramatically increased...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Hot Water Pressure Washing Effective in Cleaning Manure Equipment
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says the use of hot water pressure washing equipment is helping custom swine manure applicators reduce the risk of...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network Activities Suspended
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network is encouraging stakeholders within Canada's pork industry to express their support for a resumption of Canada's national swine health...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Concerned over Russian Ban on Food Imports
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork is voicing concern over news that Russia has banned the import of Canadian pork and pork products for one year, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Solid-Liquid Manure Separation Viable If Economics Can Work
CANADA - A nutrient management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development says solid-liquid separation offers a viable manure treatment option if the economics can be made work, writes...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Invited to Participate in PED Manure Sampling Project
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to take part in a PED Manure Sampling Project intended to identify the underlying presence of the virus on sites within Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from Canada Weaned Pigs Perform Well on High Canola Meal Diet
CANADA - The latest canola meal research published in the Journal of Animal Science demonstrates high growth performance in weaned pigs fed a diet high in canola meal....
 
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