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02 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Study Shows Sows Can Tolerate Temperature as Low as 9°C
CANADA - Conversion of gestation sow housing from stalls to group systems signifies a major shift for the recently revised Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. One specific study...
30 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada The Impact of Gut Health and Gut Integrity on Performance of Livestock Animals
CANADA - Remarks by Franz Waxenecker, BIOMIN, Austria at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
29 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Technology Procedures Training Change in Response to Risk of Disease Transmission
CANADA - Steve's Livestock Transport says, in response to the growing risk of disease transmission during transport, procedures and technologies have change and there's been a greater emphasis placed on...
28 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Weekly Overview: Canada Moves Closer to Restoring Pork Exports to Argentina
ANALYSIS - Canada's pig industry has been in the news this week following the government's commitment to restoring access for Canadian pork to Argentina....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farms Converting to Group Sow Housing Accelerates
CANADA - A scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says, as Canadian Pig Code of Practice 2024 deadline for converting to group sow housing approaches, the level of interest in making the change is accelerating,...
25 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Vets Identify Challenges in Antibiotic Free Pig Production
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says key concerns among veterinarians working with animals in "Raised Without Antibiotics" programmes include challenges in maintaining animal...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Government Committed to Reducing Red Tape Obstructing Agricultural Development
CANADA - The Premier of Manitoba says one of his government's top priorities is reducing the red tape that is obstructing agricultural development, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Effective Growth Promoters are Anti-Inflammatory by Nature, as Is Evident from Omics and Simple Biomarkers
CANADA - Remarks by Theo A. Niewold, KU Leuven, Belgium at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
24 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Trump Approach to Trade Creates Concern Throughout Ag Sector
CANADA - The President of Global AgriTrends remains hope that, despite the rhetoric heard during the US election campaign, that Canada will see limited change in the way the United States deals with international...
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan at the Start of Canadian Hog Industry Reinvestment
CANADA - A Farm Management Consultant with MNP says Saskatchewan is at a starting point in terms of looking at reinvestment in hog production capacity, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Demonstration of New Technology for Washing Swine Transport Trailers Expected By March
CANADA - A multi-disciplinary multi-institutional team of researchers expects to be ready by March to demonstrate new technology designed to speed up the washing of swine transport trailers, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Consider Seasonal Flu Shots
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council is encouraging pork producers to be prepared for the wave of seasonal flu, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Commits to Restoring Pork Access to Argentina
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the commitment to restore access to Argentina for Canadian pork....
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Risk Expected to Rise with Drop in Temperatures
CANADA - Pork producers are being reminded the risk of exposure to PED is likely to increase with the onset of colder weather, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Key Takeaways on Mycotoxins: 2016 World Nutrition Forum
CANADA - The 7th edition of the World Nutrition Forum recently took place in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most livable places in the world, surrounded by stunning nature. The event counted over 800 participants...
18 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Success for Canadian Pork in China
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) recently returned from a trade mission to China where it supported and promoted Canadian pork producer interests in the very important Chinese marketplace. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Health Must Be Priority in Next Ag Policy Framework, says Pork Council
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is calling on government to ensure swine health and disease prevention remain a priority under Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada The Increasing Threat from Mycotoxins to Global Food Security
CANADA - Remarks by Christopher Elliott, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Livestock Producers Have Role in Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says the livestock industry has a role to play in contributing to reducing antimicrobial resistance, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Sask Pork Confident in US Acceptance of TPP
CANADA - The Chair of Sask Pork says, in the event the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) fails to make it to the finish line, the Government of Canada needs to be prepared to refocus its efforts on the creation...
11 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Transport Trailer Redesign Needed to Improve Biosecurity
CANADA - A Professor in the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering says a redesign of swine transport trailers is ultimately needed to make them easier and more economical to clean, writes...
09 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Vaccines Offer Potential to Reduce Antibiotic Use on Pig Farms
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says vaccines have an important role to play in helping reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, writes Bruce Cochrane....
04 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotic Benchmarking Offers Opportunity to Monitor, Manage Use on Pig Farms
CANADA - A Veterinarian with Warman Veterinary Services says antibiotic benchmarking offers farms an opportunity to better monitor and manage their use of antibiotics, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Hoping for Streamlining of Swine Barn Construction Permit Approval Process
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is hoping streamlining the process involved in getting approval for the construction of new hog barns will speed up the procedure and reduce the costs....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Entrepreneurial Journey
CANADA - Many of us are entrepreneurs. Every day, we stake our future on managing people, capital, and production. Most (if not all) of us have borrowed money and staked the destiny of our families and...
01 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis Canada
CANADA - Zoetis has announced the availability of Fostera® PCV MetaStim®. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine...
31 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Finisher Barn Construction Costs Estimated at $500-520 Per Pig
CANADA - DGH Engineering estimates the cost of building new finisher barn capacity at 500 to 520 dollars per pig place....
28 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada WNF 2016 - Conference Day 2
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 2 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
Pig Industry News from Canada WNF 2016 - Conference Day 1
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 1 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
27 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada All Eyes on US as Nations Consider Ratification of TPP Trade Agreement
US - The Director of International Trade, Government and Media Relations with the Canadian Meat Council, remains hopeful the current US administration will move forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
 
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