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25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Vaccine Developed for PED Virus
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have developed and tested a prototype vaccine for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus. ...
23 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Vaccine Effective in Protecting Neonatal Piglets from PED
CANADA - Clinical trials are showing a new vaccine developed by VIDO-InterVac is highly effective in protecting neonatal piglets from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Canadian Swine Herd is Healthy and Strong
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council reports the status of the western Canadian Swine herd is healthy and strong, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada CME: Slower Growth for Canadian Livestock Expansion
CANADA - Different from the US, where we have seen robust growth in terms of both cattle and hog supplies, Canadian livestock expansion has been notably slower. Statistics Canada released yesterday...
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium
CANADA - Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium...
18 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Appoints New Sales Manager for Western Region
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the appointment of Art Goelema as Sales Manager Western Region....
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotic Regulation Changes Will Benefit Livestock Producers
CANADA - A Saskatchewan based Veterinary Epidemiologist says proposed changes to regulations governing the use of antibiotics in livestock production in Canada will benefit producers, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Hydrovac Based Swine Transport Cleaning Expected Soon
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan hopes to have a manual hyrdrovac system for cleaning and disinfecting swine transport equipment operational by the end of 2016, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Heat Proving Effective in Inactivating Swine Pathogens in Transport Equipment
CANADA - The use of heat is emerging as an excellent alternative for deactivating the pathogens responsible for the spread of swine disease that can contaminate swine transport vehicles, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Positive Environmental PED Sample Discovered in Alberta
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) positive environmental sample collected in Alberta reinforces the need for continued diligence in guarding against...
09 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada National Free Trade Deal Expected to Benefit Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - Manitoba's Premier says a new national agreement that will begin the process of eliminating barriers to trade among the provinces will benefit all Canadians, writes Bruce Cochrane....
05 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Beneficial Bacteria a Promising Alternative to Antibiotics for Growth Promotion
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the use of beneficial bacteria to improve gut health offers a promising alternative to the use of antibiotics in young pigs to promote growth, writes Bruce...
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor Magnus Finishers Consistently Rank in Top 10 On Maple Leaf Foods’ Carcass Quality Index
CANADA - Five out of the top ten indexing producers supplying hogs to Maple Leaf Foods, in Brandon Manitoba, Canada, use Hypor Magnus Duroc semen, according to Hams Marketing Services’ Top 10 List for...
02 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Free Trade Agreement in Principle Applauded
CANADA - Manitoba's Premier is applauding an agreement in principle that promises to lead to the reduction of barriers to trade within Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotics to Treat Disease Critical to Ensure Pig Welfare
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says, while developing new tools to prevent and treat disease within livestock production remains a priority, continued access to antibiotics is still important,...
26 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Many Options Available for Mitigating Pain During Painful Procedures
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says pork producers have a number of effective options to choose from for managing pain in pigs during painful procedures, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the signing of a Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement which represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship and will create...
22 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Quality Based Pork Grading System Would Benefit Canada's Pork Market
CANADA - Canada Pork International says creation of a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what already exists in the beef industry, will ensure the right product is selected for right market...
21 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - When discussing the pork industry I’m reluctant to reference anything as easy. This is a hard game of inches and as any participant who’s has been involved for any length of time can attest...
20 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Foods Bacon Production gets C$500,000 Boost
CANADA - In a move to help increase exports of Canadian pork to highly valuable international markets, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are to invest C$500,000 in an expansion project that will increase...
Pig Industry News from Canada Regulatory Climate Needed to Support Competitive Agriculture
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork suggests government can best assist farmers by creating a regulatory climate that allows agriculture to access the resources needed to remain competitive in...
19 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Quality Assurance Key to Success of Canadian Pork in Japan
CANADA - The Executive Director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's ability to verify the steps taken on the farm to ensure the quality and safety of Canadian pork and the care given to the animals...
15 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Fibre from Straw Could Improve Gestating Sow Diets
CANADA - Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are assessing the potential of using straw as a source of fibre in the diets of gestating sows, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Slatted Floor Design Expected to Improve Sow Comfort
CANADA - Researchers with the University of Manitoba hope to improve sow health and comfort by improving the design of slatted floors used in sow barns, writes Bruce Cochrane....
13 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Move to Group Sow Housing Fuels Interest in Precision Sow Feeding
CANADA - The Innovative Projects and Swine Products Manager with Canarm Ag Systems says, as the transition to group housing of sows accelerates in North America, so is the level of interest in precision...
11 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Pain Mitigation Product for Swine Now in the Pipeline
CANADA - A new product designed to mitigate pain in swine during painful procedures is expected to be submitted to Health Canada for approval by this fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Regulation Changes to Aid Wild Boar Management
CANADA - Saskatchewan's Minister of Agriculture says regulatory changes will make it easier to deal with free ranging wild boar while allowing legitimate wild boar producers to continue to operate, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farmers More Stressed, Study Shows
CANADA - Farmers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health, according to a new study from the University of Guelph....
08 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Quality Based Pork Grading System Offers Potential to Improve Canada's Global Competitiveness
CANADA - Canada Pork International is confident creating a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what is already in place in the beef industry, will give Canadian pork an edge in the international...
05 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Combination of Factors Expected to Influence Speed of Hog Production Expansion
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says outlooks for live hog prices, grain costs, exchange rates and weanling values will influence how quickly live hog production can be increased to meet...
 
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