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30 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Wild Boar Movement Reporting Now Mandatory
CANADA - Regulations under Canada’s Health of Animals Act that took effect just over one year ago for producers of domestic swine now apply to producers of farmed wild boar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Research Effort Focuses on Improved Feeding Programmes
CANADA - A national research effort is allowing scientists from across Canada to collaborate on ways to improve feeding programmes for growing-finishing pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
29 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Rabobank Recognises China’s Pork Import Potential
CANADA - Last week Rabobank, the world’s largest Ag-Bank released their third quarter perspective on Global Pork Markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
28 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
Pig Industry News from Canada Why Select Pigs Based on Indexes?
CANADA - Selection is the process by which we choose animals that become parents of the next generation, and is driven by maximizing profitability of our commercial customers. Identifying the best animal...
27 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Beef, Pork Plants Capitalise on New Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council reports Canadian beef and pork processing plants are taking steps to capitalise on improved access to Ukraine as a result of a new Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement,...
24 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Warm Summer Weather and Biosecurity Focus Hold PEDv at Bay
CANADA - Manitoba's chief veterinary officer reports the warm summer weather and continued vigilance among stakeholders within the province's pork industry have helped maintain control of Porcine Epidemic...
23 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Scientists Investigate Reducing Antimicrobials Cost and Use to Treat Brachyspira
CANADA - Research aimed at identifying the most effective drugs for treating Brachyspira is expected to reduce both the cost and the amount of drugs used for treatment, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada TPP Negotiations Down to Delicate and Most Defensive Positions
CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the recent US passage of the Trade Promotion Authority has reinvigorated negotiations aimed at securing a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement....
20 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Wild Boar Producers Urged to Join PigTrace Database
CANADA - Sask Pork is encouraging Saskatchewan's farmed wild boar producers who have not yet done so to register their operations and start reporting animal movements to the PigTrace Canada database,...
Pig Industry News from Canada New Biosecurity Strategies Improve Cost's of Containing PEDv
CANADA - The associate director research with VIDO-InterVac says new strategies being developed to strengthen biosecurity are improving the cost effectiveness of efforts aimed at controlling Porcine Epidemic...
17 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada A Guide to Managing PEDv on Your Pig Farm
ANALYSIS - PEDv is a highly contagious virus affecting piglets. As PEDv continues its spread through the US and Canada, strict biosecurity and quick response is needed to prevent the spread and minimise...
16 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Further PEDv Confirmed in Lambton
CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has been confirmed on 14 July in Lambton County, Ontario....
Pig Industry News from Canada Inclusion in TPP Very Important for Canadian Pig Farmers
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork warns lessons learned as a result of the recent trade deal involving the United States and South Korea have demonstrated the importance of Canadian participation in...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada-Ukraine Trade Agreement to Benefit Pig Producers
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has welcomed the announcement by the Government of Canada of the completion of a trade liberalization deal between Canada and Ukraine....
15 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Council to Conduct Pork Industry Hedging Program Analysis
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council reports the prospects of a program designed to reduce the uncertainty that surrounds hedging as a business risk management tool is attracting the interest of lenders,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Government Urged to Fully Commit to Trans-Pacific Partnership
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is urging the Canadian government to be fully committed, fully involved, and to be a full partner in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Sow Removal: An Important Component of Profitability
CANADA - A breeding herd’s economic efficiency is known to have a direct relationship with sow removal or culling rates. High culling rates can be a concern to modern commercial herds because a smaller...
14 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pig Farms Nearing PEDv Free Status
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer expects the first of 5 swine farms infected with PEDv to be declared virus free within the next month or so, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Laboratory to Help Canada Identify Foreign Animal Diseases
CANADA - A new facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened last week....
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Canada Hog Shortage Highlights Need for Local Pricing
CANADA - The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says ongoing shortages of live hogs in western Canada demonstrate the need for a made in Canada hog price, Bruce Cochrane....
13 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Outbreak Confirmed in Oxford County, Ontario
CANADA - Ontario state has confirmed another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus in a farrow to finish farm....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers to Study Forward Pricing Programs as a Business Risk Management Tool
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has welcomed funding for the “Pork Industry Hedging Program Analysis” project under the AgriRisk Initiatives – R&D stream....
Pig Industry News from Canada Sow Housing Conversion Web Site to Help Producers
CANADA - A new web site planned for launch next month will provide information for swine producers considering converting their sow barns to group housing, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Two-Cell Manure Storages Reduce Costs of Separating Phosphorus
CANADA - Swine producers can dramatically reduce the costs associated with processing swine manure to remove phosphorus by utilising two-cell earthen manure storages, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Chef's Competition Organised to Celebrate Agriculture
CANADA - Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan and SaskTel Centre have teamed up to present the Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan "Chef's Series" at Taste of Saskatchewan, writes Bruce Cochrane....
08 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Producers Look to TPP to Enhance Pork Export Opportunities
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says Canadian participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will secure continued access to the Japanese market for Manitoba pork and potentially future access to China,...
07 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Trade Promotion Authority Expected to Speed Up Trans-Pacific Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council has suggested that US passage of the Trade Promotion Authority will open the door to a speedy completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, Bruce...
06 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Lambton, Ontario
CANADA - A new case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) was confirmed on 2 July. ...
03 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Identification Scheme to Help Disease Preventions
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says Saskatchewan's new Premises Identification Database helps strengthen the ability of pork producers to prevent or reduce the impact of disease on the province's swine...
 
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