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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Pork Body Aims to Strengthen Further Trade with China
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has accepted an invitation from the federal government to join a trade mission to the People's Republic of China....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Look at Optimal Space Allowance for Nursery Pigs
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc will help determine the optimum amount of space required to maximize the productivity of nursery pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Friday, November 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Government Funding Aimed at Preventing PED
CANADA - New government funding will allow the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board to implement the next phase of the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Programme, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Size of Wild Boar Populations Cause Concern
CANADA - A masters student with the University of Saskatchewan says it's imperative to begin management of feral wild boar before their populations reach the point of no return....
Pig Industry News from Canada Tools for Reporting Pig Movement in Canada
CANADA - The manager of PigTrace Canada says electronic reporting tools have been the most popular for reporting pig movements in Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Swine Biosecurity Programme Receives Funding
CANADA - The federal and provincial governments announced $150,000 in funding for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) to deliver a new phase in the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Programme....
Pig Industry News from Canada Banff Pork Seminar to Focus on Adapting to Change
CANADA - The theme of the next Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) will be 'Adapting and Evolving'....
Pig Industry News from Canada Aging Barns a Concern for Canadian Pork Producers
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork suggests re-assembling the support structure required to replace aging swine barns will be one of the main challenges facing the western Canadian pork industry moving forward,...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Challenges in Converting to Loose Sow Houses
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says one of the biggest challenges in converting to loose sow house has been familiarising the animals with the use of electronic sow feeding systems,...
Monday, November 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers to Expect Lower Profits in 2015 and Beyond
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork is warning Saskatchewan's pork producers to be prepared for reduced profitability as pork production expands in response to record profits this past summer, writes Bruce...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Fibre in Sow Diets Expected to Improve Piglet Performance
CANADA - Researchers with the Prairie Swine Centre are exploring the benefits of including soluble fibre in the diets of sows to improve the productivity of her piglets, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak in Ontario
CANADA - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has been confirmed at a farrow-to-finish pig farm in Middlesex county on 12 November....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Award for Sunnyside Colony of Manitoba
CANADA - Hypor recognises one of its many customers – Sunnyside Colony of Manitoba....
Monday, November 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Expected to be Major Factor Influencing Live Hog Prices This Winter
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services expects the effects of PED to be the biggest factor affecting hog prices over the next six months, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Hope to Boost Piglet Performance by Increasing Sow Milk Production
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc is expected to boost the productive performance of baby pigs by increasing the volume and quality of the milk produced by their mothers,...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Family Farmers Play Significant Role in Eradicating World Hunger
US - In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the substantial impact family farmers have on world hunger...
Pig Industry News from Canada Most Common Pig Disease in Canada: Streptococcus Suis
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network reports 'strep suis' continues to top the list of infections swine veterinarians in Canada are dealing with, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Value of Canadian Pork Maintained by International Trade
CANADA - Canada's minister of agriculture says expanding international trade opportunities are helping maintain the value of Canadian livestock in the face of US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL), writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus Detected at Alberta Pig-handling Facility
ALBERTA, CANADA - During the ongoing surveillance activities being conducted by Alberta Pork in collaboration with the Alberta government, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been detected at a pig-handling...
Monday, November 03, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Tracking Swine Disease is Leading to Positive Results in Canada
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports pork producers have responded positively to new requirements that took effect this summer for the mandatory reporting of swine movements in Canada, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Supports for Canada's National Swine Health Surveillance Program
CANADA - The Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians has committed its support to the continued operation of Canada's national swine health surveillance program, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Sees Losses Reduced
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods saw sales from continuing operations reach C$820.1 million for the third quarter, an increase of 8.2 per cent on last year, or 7.6 per cent after adjusting for the impact of foreign...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada $2.46 Million Donation to Fund a New Canadian Feed Research Centre
CANADA - A grand opening ceremony on 24 October recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Center (CFRC) in North...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada American, Canadian Pork Producers Would Benefit from Fixing M-COOL
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers on both sides of the Canada US border and US pork processing plants continue to suffer from the effects of US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling...
Pig Industry News from Canada Cash Lean Hogs Have Big Decline
US & CANADA - Strong cattle prices should support lean hog prices in the near future, writes Jim Long. We see how sow herd expansion in the US. Wildcard is PED but expect more hogs by next fall either...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Traceability Fundamental in Tracking PED
CANADA - The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork says the ability to track the movement of infectious diseases such as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is demonstrating the value of...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada No New Cases of PED Reported in Canada
CANADA - There have been no new outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea reported in Canada. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Delta Coronavirus Found at Alberta Pig Handling Centre
CANADA - During the ongoing surveillance activities being conducted by Alberta Pork in collaboration with the Alberta government, swine delta coronavirus (SDCV) has been detected at a pig-handling facility...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Told: Step up Communication to Reduce PED Risk
CANADA - Saskatchewan's chief veterinary officer is calling for increased communication among pork producers and their service providers to help reduce the potential for spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Controlling PED Key to Economic Stability and Staff Morale
CANADA -The chair of Sask Pork says the ability to keep PED out of Saskatchewan swine herds is important for the economic well being of the farm and the morale of staff that work with the pigs....
 
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