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Friday, January 23, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Efforts to Contain PED Highly Successful
CANADA - A southwestern Ontario veterinarian is hopeful Canada's experience with PED can be used to prepare for the next emerging disease that occurs in Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Nutritionists Work to Improve Feed's Nutritional Value
CANADA - Researchers working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are evaluating various feed ingredients, feed additives and feed processing technologies in an effort to help pork producers get the most...
Pig Industry News from Canada US Producers Still to Feel Impacts of Retaliation Against US M-COOL
CANADA - The vice chair of Manitoba Pork says US farmers are not yet fully aware of the impact retaliatory tariffs in response to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) could have on them, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Lectureship Award to Knol at Banff Pork Symposium
CANADA - Dr Egbert Knol was the recipient of the Foxcroft Lectureship at the Banff Pork Symposium 2015 held this week. Dr Knol is pictured above (right) with Dr George Foxcroft....
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada New Funding Available to Help Pork Producers Improve Biosecurity
CANADA - New funding is being made available to assist Saskatchewan pork producers in improving biosecurity to help prevent the spread of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Banff Seminar Hears That Pork Sector Must Adapt, Evolve
CANADA - The chairman of the 2015 Banff Pork Seminar has stressed the importance of the need for the pig industry to adapt and evolve....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Commitment to Doing What's Right Vital for Pig Farmers
CANADA - The CEO of the Center for Food Integrity says what consumers need to know is that, while technology has evolved to produce more using less, the commitment by farmers to do what is right has never...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Secure Winter Wheat for Feed Before Demand Spikes
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising livestock producers to secure supplies of winter wheat for feed before demand for the crop spikes, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Exports Key to Adding Value to North American Pork Production
CANADA - The president of the National Pork Producers Council says the export market is key to adding to the value of North American pork production, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Council Chair to Step Down
CANADA - Jean-Guy Vincent will step down as Chair of the Canadian Pork Council’s (CPC) Board of Directors. Mr Vincent was appointed by the CPC's Québec member organization to join the national board...
Monday, January 19, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Council Hopes M-COOL Resolution Before Imposition of Retaliatory Tariffs
CANADA - The president of the National Pork Producers Council remains hopeful the US Congress will take action to resolve the Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling issue before Canada and Mexico are granted...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research Targets Improved Sow Group Housing
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc will help pork producers improve the management of gestating sows as they convert from stall housing to group housing, writes Bruce...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Health for Discussion at US Trade Advocacy Mission
CANADA - Swine health will be a key topic discussed later this month as a trade advocacy delegation representing Manitoba Pork travels to the US Midwest, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Council Continues COOL Outreach Activity
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to have participated with its Canadian government and livestock industry partners in meetings with US agriculture representatives in the ongoing effort...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Demand Expected to be Key to Profitability in 2015
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services expects consumer demand for pork to play a key role in influencing profitability in the hog industry in 2015, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Five-Point Food Strategy to Support Manitoba Producers
CANADA - A new five-point strategy to support the long-term growth of Manitoba's food industry, including smaller scale farmers and processors, was announced this week by Agriculture, Food and Rural Development...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Key to Improving Canadian Pork Industry Competitiveness
CANADA - The chair of Swine Innovation Porc says a coordinated national approach to research is key to ensuring the Canadian pork industry is competitive in an international setting, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Transparency Key to Consumer Confidence in Pork Production
CANADA - The CEO of the Center for Food Integrity suggests greater transparency within the food production system will go a long way toward restoring and maintaining the trust of consumers, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada M-COOL Up for Discussion During Trade Advocacy Mission to US Midwest
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork suggests pork producers on both sides of the Canada US border will be hurt if Canada is forced to proceed with retaliatory tariffs in response to US Mandatory...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Profitability Offers Opportunity for Pig House Maintenance
CANADA - The president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says that, thanks to improved profitability in 2014, pork producers are in a much better position to consider investing in swine barn upgrades...
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Identify Best Approaches to Control Airborne Pathogens
CANADA - Researchers working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are developing new methods to help pork producers identify the best approaches for protecting their herds from the airborne transmission...
Monday, January 12, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Health Alliance Develops Action Plan to Address Gaps in Swine Health
CANADA - The general manager of the Western Canadian Swine Health Alliance reports the coalition has developed actions plans to address several gaps that have been identified in the monitoring of swine...
Pig Industry News from Canada Banff Pork Seminar to Focus on Adapting and Evolving
CANADA - The chair of the Banff Pork Seminar Organizing Committee says changes within the Canadian Pork Industry over the past several years are forcing both producers and processors to adapt and evolve,...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Infectivity of PEDv Contaminated Stored Manure Investigated
CANADA - As part of research being conducted by the University of Manitoba and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute scientists are assessing the infectivity of PED contaminated manure held in storage...
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Markets
CANADA - Despite the variability and price spikes in March and July, which sent both cash hog prices and pork cutout values to all-time highs, prices end the year close to where they started, writes Bob...
Pig Industry News from Canada Reduced Pork Production Overseas Offsets North American Increase
CANADA - The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says reduced pork production in China in 2014 and potential reductions in Europe in 2015 could create new market opportunities for North American...
Pig Industry News from Canada Mechanical Manure Separation Changes Phosphorus Distribution
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says mechanical separation of manure offers an opportunity to change the phosphorus distribution equation, Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Pork Output Needs to Match Processing Capacity
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says that, despite record profits in 2014, the number of hogs produced within Manitoba, is still about a million hogs per year short of what the province's packing plants...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Research into Soluble Fibre in Gestating Swine Diets
CANADA - A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre says the inclusion of soluble fibre in the diets of gestating sows will increase their comfort level and reduce their instinct to fight over feed,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Industry Responds to Canadian Labour Shortage
CANADA - The president of the Canadian Pork Council warns failure to address the chronic shortage of workers within the Canadian pork industry will result in lost opportunities throughout the pork value...
 
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