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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...
03 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Formulating for Optimum Gut Health and Performance in Swine
CANADA - Remarks by Anthony Edwards, ACE Livestock Consulting, Australia, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Canada Lower Costs Make Genomic Selection of Pig Breeding Stock Economically Viable
CANADA - A Senior Geneticist with Fast Genetics says the cost of genetic evaluation has fallen to a level that makes the technology practical for every selection candidate, writes Bruce Cochrane....
02 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Genetic Improvement and Nutrition Trends
CANADA - Remarks by Uislei Orlando, PIC North America, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
30 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Return to Moderate Winter Weather Makes Biosecurity Easier
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says the return to more moderate winter temperatures is making efforts to maintain biosecurity to contain the risk of spreading Porcine Epidemic...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Export Markets Expected to be Especially Important in 2017
NORTH AMERICA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, as North American meat and poultry production increases in response to low feed costs, the pork industry will become increasingly...
Pig Industry News from Canada Gastrointestinal Tract Diseases Interfering with the Nutrients Absorption and Reducing Feed Conversion in Pigs
CANADA - Remarks by Zygmunt Pejsak, National Veterinary Research Institute, Pulawy during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
29 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada 2017 Pork Industry Outlook in Manitoba Positive
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the outlook for 2017 within the province's pork industry is optimistic, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Protein Sources as Functional Ingredients in Pig Diets
CANADA - Remarks by Alfons Jansman, Wageningen University, Netherlands, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
28 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Mycotoxins Modulate the Inflammatory Response?
CANADA - Remarks by Ana Paula Bracarense, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
27 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Improving Protein Utilization Efficiency Through Better Understanding of Immune and Stress Responses in Pigs
CANADA - Remarks by Jae Cheol Kim, Murdoch University, Australia, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
20 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Concrete Floor Design Extends Sow Longevity
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates improvements in the design of slatted concrete flooring will improve the comfort and longevity of group housed gestating sows, writes...
16 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Smart Pig Handling Videos Generate Keen Interest World Wide
CANADA - Two "Smart Pig Handling" videos released by Manitoba Pork have attracted almost 300,000 hits on youtube, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets – 2016 Review
CANADA - As we review 2016 from the table compiled by the OMAFRA Swine Team, we see perhaps a more normal year, if such a thing exists anymore in this industry, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus...
13 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Use of Heat Quicker and Cheaper for Cleaning Swine Transport Trailers
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Saskatchewan says the use of heat to kill pathogens is speeding up the turn around time for swine transport trailers following cleaning and disinfection leading...
12 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada CETA Offers Opportunity for Canadian Pork to Distinguish Itself in Europe
CANADA - The President of Canada Pork International says the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Europe will give Canadian pork the opportunity to distinguish itself in that market, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Environmental Enrichment Improves Behavioral and Physiological Responses in Pigs
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Saskatchewan says the provision of environmental enrichment has the potential to improve both the health and productivity of the pig, writes Bruce Cochrane....
08 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada The Value and Risks of Online Communities in the Social Media Era: Minimizing Brand and Financial Damage During a Crisis
CANADA - Remarks by Adrian Moss, Focus Business Communications, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Canada Microbiome Research Offers New Line of Defense Against Pig Diseases
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Saskatchewan says, as the pressure to reduce antibiotic use intensifies, the role of the microbiome in promoting animal health will become increasingly important,...
07 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised to Be Aware of Approvals and Doses When Administrating Pain Control Drugs to Pigs
CANADA - An Assistant Professor in Swine Behavior and Welfare with the University of Saskatchewan says its important for pork producers to be sure the compounds used to control pain during painful procedures...
06 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Trade Talks with Japan Key in Event TPP Fails
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, in the event the Trans-Pacific Partnership collapses, it will be important for Canada reinvigorate efforts to achieve a bilateral trade...
02 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Study Shows Sows Can Tolerate Temperature as Low as 9°C
CANADA - Conversion of gestation sow housing from stalls to group systems signifies a major shift for the recently revised Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. One specific study...
 
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