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03 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Dollar Value Biggest Factor Affecting Live Hog Prices
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the increasing value of the Canadian dollar is the biggest factor affecting the profitability of Canadian pork producers right...
02 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Zoetis Champions Swine Health in Canada with Pigcare.Ca
CANADA - Zoetis is proud to announce the launch of PigCare.ca, the new online community for Canadian swine producers, designed to promote animal health and provide resources which respond to the varied...
29 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada CFIA Policy Change Jeopardises Canadian Biosecurity
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian says requiring Canadian swine transport vehicles to be washed in the United States will dramatically increase the risk of bringing disease back into Canada,...
27 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Nutrition Plays Key Role in Reducing Dependence on Antibiotics
CANADA - A Research Associate Nutrition with the Prairie Swine Centre says nutrition has a key role to play in reducing the livestock industry's dependence on antibiotics, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor Invests in New Technology for Canadian and US Swine
CANADA - Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25 percent with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan....
25 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Survey Identifies Challenges in Attracting, Training, Retaining Pig Farm Workers
CANADA - A survey of independent pork producers has identified a range of challenges they face in attracting, training and retaining labour, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Ontario, Canada....
22 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Verified Canadian Branding Strategy Boosts Consumer Awareness of Canadian Pork
CANADA - The Director of National Marketing with Canada Pork International reports the "Verified Canadian" branding strategy is proving highly effective in increasing the public's awareness of and desire...
21 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research Shows Sows Prefer Cooler Temperatures
CANADA - Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre shows, given the choice, group housed sows will tend to select lower temperatures, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Feed Regulatory Changes Expected to Reduce Livestock's Environmental Footprint
CANADA - The Animal Nutrition Association of Canada says eliminating Table-4 of the Feeds Act will allow the formulation of feeds that will better match the nutritional needs of animals while reducing...
19 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Positive Developments Reported for Canadian Pork Over Past Year
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says his first year as chair of the organization has been highlighted by some very positive developments, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Calls for Extension of Pilot Canadian Truck Washing Protocol
CANADA - The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council is calling for the continuation of a pilot project credited with helping keep Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea out of western Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Explore Methods to Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination in Pigs
CANADA - A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre reports a variety of strategies are being explored for reducing the effects of feeding mycotoxin contaminated grains to pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Pork Markets
CANADA - Last commentary I showed the significant numbers of SEW/feeder pigs and market hogs making the trek to the US Midwest from Canada in the first six weeks of 2016, writes Bob Fraser, Sales & Service...
15 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Funds Genomics Research to Help Detect Ag Pests, Diseases
CANADA - Canada has announced $30 million of funding over six years to support advanced research in agricultural genomics to mitigate biological threats to agriculture....
14 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Biosecurity Successful at Containing PED
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council says the success of Canada's swine producers and transporters in containing the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea demonstrates the value of existing approaches to maintaining...
13 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Longevity Key to Overall Profitability of the Breeding Herd
CANADA - A member of the Research and Nutritional Services Team with Zinpro says, the longevity of the sow will determine the overall profitability of the breeding herd....
Pig Industry News from Canada Agricultural Technology Helping Farmers Communicate with Customers
CANADA - The President and CEO of Farmers Edge says modern agricultural technology is providing the tools farmers need to improve global food security and better communicate with their customers, writes...
12 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Technologies Improve Transport Biosecurity and Animal Comfort
CANADA - A Research Scientist Engineering with the Saskatoon based Prairie Swine Centre reports new technologies have improved biosecurity during the transport of livestock while increasing the comfort...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: London Swine Conference Report
CANADA - This past week we attended the London Swine Conference held in London Ontario, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
08 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Renewed Interest in Expanding Saskatchewan Hog Finishing Capacity
CANADA - The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork development Board says improved opportunities for generating income through pork production has stimulated renewed interest in expanding hog finishing capacity...
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotic Alternatives Identified as High Priority Research Item
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the development of new tools to help reduce the need for antibiotics has been identified as a key research priority, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Manitoba Finishing Barns Would Keep Weanlings in Canada
CANADA - A Marketing Rep with h@ms Marketing Services says the construction of new finishing barns in Manitoba would allow more of the weanlings currently being shipped to the United States to be grown...
Pig Industry News from Canada Modernization Proposes Elimination of Table-4 of Feeds Act
CANADA - As part of proposed revisions to the federal livestock feed regulatory framework, Table-4 of the Feeds Act will be eliminated and replaced with maximums for certain nutrients, writes Bruce Cochrane....
05 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada CFIA to Review Changes to Canada's Livestock Feed Regulations
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has completed as series of information session on proposed changes to Canada's feed regulations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Funding More Research to Reduce Farm Greenhouse Gases
CANADA - The Government of Canada is investing $27 million to help producers find ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their farming operations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence...
31 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Ontario, Canada....
30 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Committed to Animal Comfort and Safety During Transport
CANADA - The Chair of Sask Pork says Canada's pork producers are committed to the comfort and safety of their pigs during transport, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Management Key When Assessing Loan Applications for New Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - The Senior Vice President Operations for Prairie with Farm Credit Canada says, when assessing applications for financing the construction of new swine barns, the management capabilities of the...
22 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Heightens Awareness of Importance of Role of Livestock Transporters in Biosecurity
CANADA - The Vice President Operations with Steve's Livestock Transport, says the challenges posed by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have highlighted the importance of the role of transport workers in...
 
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