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17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Coordinated Canada-US Approach Needed for Dealing with Swine Disease
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests the Canadian and US pork industries can best address the risks posed by swine disease and prepare for the potential introduction of a foreign animal disease...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Nutritional Choices Influence Gut Health in Swine
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says, by considering nutrition, pork producers can foster conditions that will support a more healthy microbial population within the gut of the pig,...
15 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Early Piglet Nutrition Key to Optimal Lifetime Performance
CANADA - An Associate Professor with Perdue University suggests, by focusing on early nutrition that stimulates gut development, pork producers can increase productivity throughout the life of the pig,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Responds to Global Demand; Breaks Export Records Again
CANADA - Recently released 2016 Canadian pork export statistics show the Canadian pork industry can fill global demand when favourable terms of access to foreign markets exist....
14 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Bacon Shortage?
CANADA - Over the last few years, the demand for Bacon in the North American market has greatly increased. Bacon on burgers, Bacon in all day breakfast programs such as McDonalds, Bacon on everything....
07 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Hopeful Farm Building Code Changes Will Stimulate Swine Barn Construction
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is hopeful planned changes to building code requirements for farm buildings will reduce construction costs and stimulate interest in new swine barn construction, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Industry Competitiveness and Sustainability Top Research Priorities
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says improving the global competitiveness of the Canadian pork industry while ensuring continued environmental sustainability is a top priority of Canada's Swine...
03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada New Government's Approach to Agriculture Cause for Optimism
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says the new provincial government's approach to agriculture is cause for heightened optimism within Manitoba's pork industry, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Shift Attention from Hog Supply to Pork Demand
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says, with expected higher than year ago slaughter hog numbers coming to market, attention is shifting to demand, especially export...
02 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Dr Derek Petry Joins Genesus
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Derek Petry as Chief Development Officer. Dr Petry joins Genesus from Choice Genetics USA, where he served as the CEO and Global Director of R&D....
Pig Industry News from Canada Increase in Employed Workers in Swine Barns Prompts Changes in Extension
CANADA - The Industry Development Specialist Swine with Manitoba Agriculture says the role of extension in swine production has changed in response to an increase in the ratio of employees to owners working...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Prudent Antibiotic Use in Canadian Feed Applications
CANADA - Today we face an onslaught of articles and directives that deal with the use of antibiotics in a myriad of feed and water applications. This is in addition to the therapeutic applications usually...
31 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Adds Extra Funds for Key FAO Work on Food Safety
CANADA - Canada has announced that it will contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection....
27 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love
CANADA - All pork producers I deal with and talk to have operations that are certainly a “labour of love”. To raise their stock in a humane, sustainable, and hopefully profitable manner, to raise their...
Pig Industry News from Canada Opponents of NAFTA Encouraged to Consider Its Benefits for Agriculture
CANADA - The Vice-Chair of Manitoba Pork is encouraging those who have concerns with NAFTA to look at the benefits the agreement has created for agriculture and follow that lead, writes Bruce Cochrane....
26 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Demise of TPP Raises Importance of Bilateral Trade Discussions
CANADA - In the wake of the apparent demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Canadian Meat Council is hopeful Canada will move ahead as quickly as possible on bilateral trade discussions already underway...
23 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Modifying Ramps to Load Pigs Reduces Stress During Transport
CANADA - A Meat Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, decreasing the slope of the ramps used to load pigs onto trailers will decrease their risk of fatigue and possible death during transport,...
20 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Suggests Healthy Gut Bacteria Can Be Transferred From Pig to Pig
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says research suggests microorganisms in the guts of pigs that help ward off disease can be transferred to other pigs to improve their health, writes...
19 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Weak Canadian Dollar Factors in Canadian Hog Producers' Margins
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada says the weak Canadian dollar and continuing strong exports markets helped Canadian pork producers outperform their US counterparts in...
Pig Industry News from Canada Minimizing Aggression in Sows Requires Holistic Approach
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says minimizing aggression in group housing requires a holistic approach, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification
CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases...
13 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Can Mycotoxins Effect Gastro-Intestinal Tract Function?
CANADA - Remarks by Todd Applegate, University of Georgia, United States of America at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Canada Red Meat Sector Applauds Changes to Foreign Worker Programme
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is applauding changes announced last month to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Programme....
12 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Research Gets $1.8M Investment
CANADA - The Government of Canada is providing an additional $1.8 million to the pork research cluster to continue responding to consumer concerns around the humane treatment of animals, Agriculture Minister...
11 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Mycotoxin Testing – From Multi-Toxin Analysis to Metabolomics
CANADA - Remarks by Rudolf Krska, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Canada Changes to Express Entry Programme Expected to Hurt Meat Processors
CANADA - The Canadian meat Council says changes made by the federal government to the Express Entry Programme will make it harder for Canada's meat processors to retain skilled butchers and meat cutters....
10 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Banff Pork Seminar Takes on Global Importance
CANADA - The chair of the Banff Pork Seminar Organizing Committee says the Banff Pork Seminar has evolved into a meeting of global significance. The theme of the 2017 Banff Pork Seminar, which kicks off...
09 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Exchange Rate Expected to be Main Driver of Agricultural Profitability in 2017
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada expects the low Canadian dollar to be the primary driver for profitability for Canadian agriculture in 2017, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Shows Less Than 50 Per Cent of Piglets Consume Creep Feed
CANADA - It is known that providing pre-wean piglets with creep feed can ease the transition from an all milk diet, to an all solids diet. However, research has shown that less than 50 per cent of piglets...
04 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Several Compounds Show Potential as Replacements for Antibiotics
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says several compounds are showing potential as alternatives to in-feed antibiotics to help improve the health of pigs and stimulate growth, writes...
 
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