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Monday, October 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Manure Sampling Key to Understanding PED Status on Manitoba Farms
CANADA - A manure sampling project underway in Manitoba is helping to paint a clearer picture of the PEDv status of the province's hog farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Friday, October 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Feral Wild Boar Raise Disease Concerns for Canadian Pork Producers
CANADA - A professor with the University of Saskatchewan suggests the issue of feral wild boar needs to be addressed before populations become uncontrollable, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED: Prevention Is Most Effective Approach
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says prevention is the best way to deal with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Investment into Canadian Agri Traceability Services
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of C$7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data...
Pig Industry News from Canada No Sign of PED Virus on Fifth Manitoba Pig Farm
CANADA - A fifth on-farm investigation over Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in Manitoba has concluded with the good news that there is no sign of the PED virus....
Monday, October 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Warning of Fusarium Head Blight Infection in Canadian Wheat
CANADA - High levels of fusarium head blight infection in this year's winter wheat crop is creating a significant challenge for those planning to feed the grain to livestock, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Importance of Open Trade Highlighted at Tri-National Meeting
CANADA - Minister Gerry Ritz underscored the importance of ending the discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs under mandatory United States Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Foreign Employee Policy to Limit Added Value for Canada's Meat Processors
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns reduced access to temporary foreign workers will take a toll on the ability of Canadian meat processors to add value to their products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Wet Weather Impacts Feed Quality
CANADA - After a later than normal start to spring planting that delayed crop development farmers in much of Manitoba were challenged by extremely wet conditions just as the harvest was about to begin,...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED: Managing the Risks of Manure Movement
ANALYSIS - Proper management and handling of manure is critical in preventing the spread of disease, said experts during a teleconference organized by Alberta Pork, writes Chris Wright, Senior Editor for...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED: Watch That Biosecurity!
ANALYSIS - During a Town Hall Meeting teleconference, organised by Alberta Pork, the emphasis was clearly on biosecurity writes Chris Wright, Senior Editor for ThePigSite....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Hog Movement Reporting Requirements in Canada
CANADA - New requirements for the mandatory reporting of all movements of live hogs within Canada took effect 1 July, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Crop Yield Up, Crop Quality Down
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports grain yields this year will be slightly above average but crop quality will suffer, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Risks Associated with Feral Wild Boar
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities says the public needs to be made more aware of the potential risks posed by feral wild boar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, October 06, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Foreign Worker Programme Changes Jeopardise Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program are jeopardizing the future of Canada's meat processing plants, the jobs of Canadian who work at those plants...
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers in Canada Urged to Tighten Biosecurity
CANADA - In the wake of two new on-farm cases of PED, Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to take steps to close any gaps in biosecurity that may exist....
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Wheat Yields, Lower Quality Forecast for Canada
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) says slightly above average grain yields combined with lower quality will result in an abundant supply of feed grains this year....
Pig Industry News from Canada Animal Health Week: Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are recognising Animal Health Week by drawing attention to the important role played by veterinarians...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Reports Fifth PED Case
CANADA - Manitoba's chief veterinary officer (CVO) has confirmed the province's fifth on-farm case of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in a nursery finisher barn in southeast Manitoba. The presence...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Serious Weaknesses in Biosecurity Blamed for More PED in Manitoba
CANADA - On the 25 September the Office of the Chief Veterinarian posted a notice on the MAFRD website notifying the industry about a fourth on-farm case of PED in Manitoba....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada-South Korea Trade Agreement Moves One Step Closer
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is applauding the latest steps aimed at implementing Canada's Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hidden Camera Footage Sparks Hog Welfare Investigation
CANADA - An independent investigation has been launched into animal care and transportation following hidden camera footage of pig mistreatment....
Monday, September 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Call for Action to Address Shortage of Pigs in Manitoba
CANADA - The mayor of Brandon in Manitoba is calling for action that will ensure the future success of the province's pork processing industry while also addressing environmental concerns related to water...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Alberta Producers Welcome Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting
CANADA - Under new federal regulations, which took effect 1 July, anyone in Canada who ships or receives hogs must report that movement within seven days to the PigTrace Canada database, Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Government Announces Funding for Wheat Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward two, announced Federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz,...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Expected to Remain Profitable for Next Four to Six Months
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says, despite the recent slide in live hog prices, Canadian pork producers can expect to remain profitable for at least the next four...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Farm Biosecurity Alert: PED Hits New Farm in Manitoba
CANADA - This week the Office of the Chief Veterinarian in Manitoba posted a notification to the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) web site stating that a third farm in southeast...
Pig Industry News from Canada Programme Offers Funding to Enhance Pig Welfare in Canada
CANADA - An animal care specialist with Manitoba pork says funding available under the Growing Assurance-Food Safety On-Farm program will help pork producers further enhance animal welfare on their farms,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Concerns over Expanding Feral Wild Boar Populations
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is raising the alarm over the potential risks posed by expanding populations of feral wild boar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Aggressive Approach Needed to Gain Control of Canada's Wild Boar
CANADA - A professor with the University of Saskatchewan says an aggressive approach using several different strategies is needed to take control of a growing population of feral wild boar, writes Bruce...
 
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