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21 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Trailer Design Offers Improved Animal Welfare, Faster Loading & Easier Disinfection
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says improved swine transport trailer designs offer improved animal welfare, faster loading and unloading and easier cleaning and disinfection,...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Interest Rates, Stronger Dollar Weaken Pork Industry Profits
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says indications of rising interest rates in Canada and the impact that's having on the value of the Canadian dollar is taking a bite...
19 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Resources Now Available to Help Barn Workers Cope with Stress of Swine Diseases
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says there are resources available to help swine barn workers cope with the stresses involved in dealing with the devastation caused...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ontario pork producer increases number weaned with Hypor Libra*
After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production....
18 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor Magnus Boar scores high on Maple Leaf Foods’ monthly index ranking
Pork producers that use the Hypor Magnus Duroc on their operations held 58 of the top 120 rankings on the Hams Marketing index for pigs shipped to Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon, Canada, during 2016....
17 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Biosecurity Key to Gaining Control of Manitoba PED Outbreak
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says biosecurity remains the key to gaining control of a surge of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea cases in Manitoba, Bruce Cochrane reports....
13 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encourage Ag Ministers to Address Labour
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping labour will be among the key issues discussed next week when Canada's agriculture ministers gather to discuss plans the next Agricultural Policy Framework,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so...
Pig Industry News from Canada TPP Minus US Offers Tremendous Opportunity for Canada
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests the prospects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership moving forward without the participation of the United States presents a tremendous...
12 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Workers Coping with PED Urged to Reach Out for Support
CANADA - Swine industry workers coping with the emotional stress involved in dealing with the devastation caused by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea are being encouraged to reach out for support, writes Bruce...
10 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Pork Producers Advised to Develop PED Specific Response Plans
CANADA - The Office of Saskatchewan's Chief Veterinary Officer is encouraging the province's pork producers to develop a PED-specific response plan and to enforce strict biosecurity protocols among workers...
Pig Industry News from Canada Information Sharing Imitative Introduced to Improve Response to PED
CANADA - Manitoba's pork industry is counting on a newly introduced information sharing imitative to help producers respond to and gain control of a recent surge in the number of cases of Porcine Epidemic...
07 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Interest in Hydraulic Swine Transport Trailer Designs Builds in Canada
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre reports interest in the newer hydraulic trailer designs is increasing across Canada, according to Bruce Cochrane....
06 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Eradication of PED Virus from Manitoba Still Achievable
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council remains confident the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea can be eliminated from western Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
05 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Reveals Canadians' Increased Protein Consumption
CANADA - Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) report Canadians are consuming more of their calories from protein than they did over a decade ago. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival Proceeds Benefit Youth
CANADA - Proceeds raised from this year's Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival in Kipling will benefit a variety of community based youth projects, reports Bruce Cochrane....
30 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Overriding Issue Facing Manitoba Pork Industry
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork has echoed the call for federal government support in addressing the recent surge in cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
29 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Bacon Festival Winners Advance to Canadian Food Championships
CANADA - Three winning chefs from the 2017 Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival now have the opportunity to advance to the Canadian Food Championships next month in Edmonton, Bruce Cochrane reports....
28 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Industry Delegation Receives Encouraging Response
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the General Manager of Manitoba Pork says members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food appear supportive of industry efforts to...
27 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Stakeholders Call for Govt Backing in Addressing PED
CANADA - Manitoba's pork industry is calling for the federal government support, in the form of new programmes and financial assistance, in its effort to contain a surge in the number of cases of Porcine...
26 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Finding Front Line Workers Biggest Challenge for Ag Employers
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says the biggest challenge for pork industry employers is attracting front line workers, Bruce Cochrane reports....
23 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada KAP Calls for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute...
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: June 21, Canada – Planting & Road Trip
Ontario has experienced like apparently large parts of North America what most producers would deem a “backward spring” at least from the experiences of the last number of years where we’ve come...
22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada 2017 Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival Set for Saturday
CANADA - Organisers of the Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival expect to raise about 7,000 dollars this year to fund youth projects, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pilot Testing of Canadian Pork Excellence Wraps Up
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says final adjustments to the new Canadian Pork Excellence Programme are now in the works, Bruce Cochrane writes....
20 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Range of Tasks Makes Farming an Especially Risky Occupation
CANADA - The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Programme says the wide variety of tasks to be done on the farm, makes farming one of the more risky occupations, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Hog Industry Focusing on Recovery for PED Situation
CANADA - Canada's pork sector wants to work with federal and provincial government to address the issue of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus in Canada. This was the message Western Canadian hog producers...
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Consistent Pork Quality Assurance Across Regions Critical
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests, when marketing product to international buyers, it's critical for production standards in one region be consistent with those in another region, Bruce Cochrane...
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Call for Concessions for Farmers Under Carbon Pricing System
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling on the Manitoba Government to provide certain exemptions for farmers from taxes under a carbon pricing structure and a reinvestment into agriculture...
08 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Sask Pork Confident Western Canada Can Eliminate PED
CANADA - Despite a recent wave of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea infections in southeastern Manitoba, the Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board remains confident the disease can be eliminated from...
 
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