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12 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Livestock Producers Have Opportunity to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use
CANADA - A Minto area farmer says livestock producers have an opportunity to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases by reducing their use of fossil fuels, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Pork Processors Desire More Saskatchewan Grown Hogs
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says there's a strong desire among western Canada's pork processing plants to be able to access increased numbers of slaughter hogs from Saskatchewan,...
11 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Manitoba Swine Seminar Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the Manitoba Swine Seminar held in Winnipeg Manitoba, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
10 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada As Market Hog Weights Rise Feeder Size Needs to Increase
CANADA - The President of Brumm Swine Consultancy says, to accommodate today's heavier market weight hogs, pork producers need to be looking at increasing the size of their feeders, writes Bruce Cochrane....
09 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada US Assured Manitoba Weanling Exports Unlikely to Rise Following Repeal of M-COOL
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the repeal of US Country of Origin Labelling will have a negligible impact on hog markets in the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
08 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Genomics has High Value in Selection for Difficult to Measure Traits
CANADA - A professor of livestock genomics with the University of Alberta says the use of genomics in the selection of breeding stock offers its greatest potential for difficult to measure traits such...
05 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Farmers Move to Needle-Free Injectors Worth the Investment
CANADA - The Director of Animal Health with Hylife says, despite the increased cost, the decision to move from needles to needle-free injection has been well worth the investment, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Time Right for Saskatchewan to Expand Hog Production, Processing
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says Saskatchewan offers an excellent opportunity for expanding both the production and processing of hogs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
02 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Changing Approach to Trade Deals Creates New Pork Export Opportunities
CANADA - The Executive Director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's shift away from dependence on the World Trade Organization to secure access to trade to a greater focus on regional trade agreements...
Pig Industry News from Canada Further PED Outbreak Reported in Bruce
CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has been reported in Bruce county, Ontario....
01 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Heightens Need for Livestock Transport Industry Training
CANADA - The Vice President Operations with Steve's Livestock Transport says the introduction of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea into North America has heightened the awareness of the importance of training...
26 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Needs National Disease Management Strategy to Control PED
CANADA - An Ontario swine veterinarian says Canada's experience with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has clearly demonstrated the need for a nationally coordinated strategy for dealing with trans-boundary animal...
25 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported on a pig farm in Ontario, Canada....
22 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Producer Stress Survey Deadline Extended
CANADA - The deadline for participation in a survey looking at producer stress has been extended to 31 January. Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College are conducting a study of agricultural producer...
Pig Industry News from Canada Business Risk Management a Top Priority for Pork Producers
CANADA - The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council says one of the organization's top priorities is working with government to make AgriStability more responsive to the needs of pork producers, writes Bruce...
19 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Banff Pork Seminar Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the Banff Pork Seminar held in Banff Alberta at the Banff Springs Hotel and Convention Center, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - An outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported on a farrow to partial finish farm....
18 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Despite New Challenges Mood Positive at Banff Pork Seminar
CANADA - Challenges resulting from declining hog prices to maintaining consumer confidence in pork to dealing with changing environmental considerations were among the hot topics discussed last week as...
15 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Normalized US-Canada Hog Trade Expected to Take a Year
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork expects full normalization of trade in the wake of repeal of US Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling to take about a year, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Sow Housing Conversion Web Site Launched
CANADA - A new internet web site has been launched to provide information that will be of use to pork producers planning to covert to group housing of gestating sows, writes Bruce Cochrane....
13 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Banff Pork Seminar, Honouring the Past, Embracing the Future
CANADA - Sessions looking at consumer perspectives on food that comes from animals, changes in antibiotic use in animal production and the application of genomics to improve animal health will be among...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Review to Provide Insight Applying Manure on Tile Drained Lands
CANADA - A planned literature review will provide farmers insight on the most effective strategies for applying livestock manure on tile drained agricultural lands, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Population Health Research Update
CANADA - Population health and the role genetics plays is a fascinating area of research and its implications for the industry can be substantial. New technology and computing power has allowed advancement...
08 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Movement Reporting Fines Expected in Early 2017
CANADA - The manager of PigTrace Canada anticipates the introduction of fines in early 2017 for non-compliance of regulations requiring the reporting of movements of pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada COOL Repeal Has Limited Impact on US Demand for Canadian Market Hogs
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services reports so far the repeal of US COOL has a had a minimal impact on US demand for Canadian market hogs, Bruce Cochrane....
07 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Releases Cost Estimates For Building Finishing Barns
CANADA - Manitoba Pork has released a detailed estimate for building new finishing spaces to give pork producers considering new hog barn construction an idea of what they can expect in terms of cost,...
06 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Producers Advised to Watch for Signs of Seneca Valley Virus
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is advising pork producers to watch for and immediately report any vesicles or blisters appearing on their pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
05 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Good News – Pig Crop Smaller than Last Year
CANADA - The USDA December 1st Hogs and Pig Report had a very surprising statistic. In the three months of September–November the US pig crop was smaller, compared to the same time last year. This in...
Pig Industry News from Canada Strong US Dollar to Benefit Canadian Pork Producers into 2016
CANADA - The vice-president pork analysis with EMI Analytics expects the strong US dollar to continue to benefit Canadian pork producers throughout 2016, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada US Remains Biggest PED Threat to Canadian Swine Farms
CANADA - A Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development says the United States remains the biggest threat to Canadian swine farms in terms of the potential for exposure of the...
 
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