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12 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Rural communities to receive mental health first aid training
The Do More Agriculture Foundation has named the first 12 communities across Canada that will be provided mental health first aid training....
11 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – challenging harvest
In Ontario (as in many parts of Canada) it has been one of the most challenging harvests in recent memory. It has been a particularly wet fall resulting in considerable corn still in the field and including...
Pig Industry News from Canada Could swine fever be dwelling in your holiday souvenirs?
Be sensible with your holiday souvenirs. If you are visiting an ASF-infected region this Christmas, be mindful of any food items that you plan to bring back....
10 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Alberta Pork introduces new pork app
Hog farmers, industry partners and members of the public have a new tool to educate and inform them on the latest issues of pork production....
06 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Animal welfare moving higher on research agenda
The CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says over the past 25 years, issues related to animal welfare have become an increasingly important component of research....
05 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Sino-American truce offers hope for de-escalation of trade war
A truce reached between the United States and China during last week's meeting of the G20 offers hope that an escalation of trade tensions between the two nations will be averted...
04 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork applauds signing of USMCA
Manitoba Pork is applauding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
03 December 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian pork producers encouraged by signing of updated trade agreement
Canadian pork producers welcomed the signing of the Canada-United States-Mexico-Agreement (CUSMA) in Buenos Aires prior to the G-20 summit...
27 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: Lean hog futures continue to rise
Lean hog Futures continued their rise last week with July reaching new life of contract highs of 85,875₵ lb. This is 15₵ lb. or $30 plus more a head than July Lean Hog prices were at the past summer...
Pig Industry News from Canada Alternative market demands soften impacts of tariffs on US pork
H@ms Marketing Services reports that improved pork demand in regions South Korea and South America have helped offset lower movements of US pork into China and Mexico...
26 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Feed efficiency is key to sustainability of pork industry
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist says improved feed efficiency has been key to maintaining the economic and environmental sustainability of pork production...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improve sow foot health with rubberised flooring
Lab scale research suggests the foot health of loose housed gestating sows can be better maintained by covering concrete floors with rubberised coatings...
20 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada ASF is a growing concern for North American pork producers
The growing magnitude of African swine fever spreading throughout the world has heightened the level of concern among North American pork producers...
16 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada China offers promise for Canadian pork
The Chair of Canada Pork International says China offers a tremendous market opportunity for the Canadian pork sector...
13 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: why is African swine fever a notifiable disease?
African swine fever continues to dominate conversation in the pig industry, but why is it a notifiable disease? ...
12 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork producers encouraged to regularly audit drug inventories
Pork producers are being encouraged to keep an inventory of the drugs they have on hand and to pay close attention to storage guidelines and expiry dates...
07 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Save dollars by adjusting drinkers in your pig barns
Results of a Prairie Swine Centre study show water wastage can be reduced by up to 20% by adjusting nipple height...
05 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine nutritionists called on to bridge the producer-consumer gap
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist suggests the nutritionist is increasingly being called upon to help bridge the information gap between food producers and consumers...
01 November 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian producers weathering market volatility
A Farm Credit Canada report on trade indicates Canadian agricultural producers are doing a good job dealing with market volatility...
Pig Industry News from Canada Bringing premium meat to Canadian domestic and export markets
Is fat the new lean? Higher pork marbling standards could be on the horizon, leading to a premium product for producers...
31 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada US remains biggest unknown in move toward ratification of USMCA
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests the United States remains the biggest unknown as Canada, the US and Mexico move toward ratification and implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada...
29 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian pork producers celebrate Royal Assent of Trans-Pacific partnership
Canadian pork producers are pleased to learn that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) implementing legislation received Royal Assent last week...
26 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producers
Pork— it’s a global business. No matter the size or location of your hog operation, the name of the game is to sell pounds of pork. The good news is the world loves pork. As the most consumed animal...
24 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Do more: mental health first aid training can save lives
The Do More Agriculture Foundation reports that demand for mental health first aid training has been overwhelming...
23 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada New Bon Accord nucleus facility: Bigger, bolder, better
Given that “fortune favours the bold”, the rebuilt Bon Accord nucleus facility is a bold move that will pay off big-time for the pork industry. ...
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: The markets are always moving
Some weeks we don’t have much to write about. It seems either we or the markets are in a doldrum. Probably we are more than the markets. The markets are always moving....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Reverse of fortunes (kind of)
Eight weeks ago, in my August 13th Commentary Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at ($10.96) per pig average and producer profitability levels that week ($19.25)...
Pig Industry News from Canada Changing the Chinese pork sector disease status
The Veterinary Counsel, along with the Canadian Pork Council, suggest that the entire global pork sector has a vested interest in improving the health status of the Chinese swine herd and creating a biosecurity...
18 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada How do you prevent your buildings from deteriorating so quickly?
The Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan investigate rapid deterioration of pig buildings and potential mitigation strategies to prolong the lifespan of Canadian swine facilities...
15 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Modern technology improves in-barn environmental control
How has technology improved barn conditions and environmental control? ...
 
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