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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Can Be Eliminated from Canadian Swine Herd
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network remains hopeful PED can be eliminated from the Canadian swine herd, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Use of Genomics to Improve Growth
CANADA - Growth is one of the most economically important traits in swine production, and has been for decades. Through traditional genetic selection, along with improved feed and production management,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Producer Participation Vital in PED Manure Sampling Project
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is partnering with the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) on a research project that will allow...
Pig Industry News from Canada Council Calls for Public Support for Quick Adoption of FTA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is encouraging the public to impress upon their members of Parliament the importance of quick adoption of the Canada South Korea Free Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Value of Canada's Consensus Based Approach to Animal Welfare
CANADA - The associate executive director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has shown the value of Canada's consensus based approach...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's PED Situation Remains Stable Despite New Case
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network reports, with the exception of one new case reported in the past month, the PED status in Canada has remained stable, writes Bruce...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Contained Effectively by Biosecurity
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says efforts to contain the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Manitoba and clean up sites that have been infected have proved highly successful writes Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Manure Applicator Calls for More Open Reporting of PED
CANADA - A southern Manitoba custom swine manure applicator is calling for more open reporting of PED to give those who provide services to the swine industry the best opportunity to avoid spreading the...
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Case Confirmed in Ontario
CANADA - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) was confirmed on 21 July at a farrow-to-finish farm in Perth country, Ontario, bringing the total cases in the province to 63....
Monday, July 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Custom Swine Manure Applicators Step up Focus
CANADA - The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative reports custom swine manure applicators have taken their focus on biosecurity up a level in response to PED, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Friday, July 18, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Custom Swine Manure Applicator PED Survey Results Released
CANADA - A survey of custom swine manure applicators shows they are communicating more with their clients and taking more time planning manure applications in an effort to reduce the risk of spreading...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Quality Assurance Programme Update Underway
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council says changes to Canada's Pig Code of Practice will be incorporated into the animal care component of the Canadian pork industry's on farm food safety programme as part...
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Manitoba Hog Production Needed to Match Processing Capacity
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork says it's critical to rebuild hog numbers within Manitoba to ensure the viability of the province's pork processing sector, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Brandon Continues to Operate Below Capacity
CANADA - The Manager of Maple Leaf Brandon says, in order for the company's Brandon pork processing plant to reach full double shift capacity it will need to access another 20 thousand hogs per week, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Government Urged to Ease Restrictions on New Hog Barns
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling on the Manitoba government to ease restrictions on new hog barn construction that are impacting the ability of the pork processing sector to access hogs,...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Webinar on Biosecurity for PED Control
CANADA - A webinar on 'Managing Biosecurity to Control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv)' will take place on 18 July....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Transition to Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Going Smoothly
CANADA - The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork reports, so far, the transition to mandatory reporting of the movement of pigs within Canada has been going smoothly, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Alberta Barn Fire Kills 4,200 Pigs
CANADA - A fire at a Hutterite farm in Alberta earlier this week destroyed a building and killed around 4,200 pigs....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Pig Welfare Chair on Tour
CANADA - The candidate to lead the programme for a National Chair in Swine Welfare - Dr Sandra Edwards from the UK - has been meeting members of the pig industry across Canada....
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Shows Need for National Approach to Animal Disease Control
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says the devastation cause by porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has demonstrated the need for a strong national approach to guarding Canada's boarders from the entry of new...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada: Hog Market
CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an update on the Canadian hog market....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Sask Pork Producers Prepare for Mandatory Movement Reporting
CANADA - The manager of producer services with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the majority of the province's pork producers and the larger pork processors are prepared for new rules which...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Resume in Canada
GLOBAL - Twelve country officials involved in the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations plan to meet in Ottawa from 3 to 12 July to iron out outstanding issues like tariffs and intellectual property...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Blast Heating Shown Effective in Disinfecting Transport Vehicles
CANADA - The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the use of blast heating in truck wash facilities is one of the ways western Canada's pork industry is beating back Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Manure Applicators Invited to Participate in PED Survey
CANADA - The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative is gathering input from swine manure applicators to learn what they're doing to prevent the spread of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Efforts to Control PED Slow Spread of Other Production Diseases
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network says efforts to control the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea have helped reduce the spread of other diseases that affect pigs,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Report Recommendations Could Help Competitive Position of Canadian Ag
CANADA - The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is confident recommendations contained in a report released last week will help improve the competitive position of Canadian...
Pig Industry News from Canada Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Could Enhance Competitiveness of Pork
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says the introduction of mandatory pig movement reporting will help enhance the competitive position of Canadian pork in international markets, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Ontario Pork Congress Report
CANADA - Last week we were at the Ontario Pork Congress held annually in Stratford Ontario, Canada. Genesus Exhibited, writes Jim Long....
Pig Industry News from Canada Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Could Help Improve Disease Movement Control
CANADA - The manager of producer services with Sask Pork says new requirements for reporting the movement of pigs will give the pork industry a valuable tool for tracking the spread of disease, Bruce Cochrane...
 
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