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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...
Pig Industry News from Canada Business Involvement Called for in Canadian Hog Moratorium Debate
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork is calling on the province's business community to apply pressure on their local MLAs to rethink provincial government policies that have led to a dramatic reduction...
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....
 
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