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19 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Meat Council Supports Canadian Trade Agreement
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is urging all political parties to support Canada's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Producers Meet to Shape Industry's Future
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) held a spring meeting in Ottawa recently to update members on its key initiatives....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada – The Sustainability of a Land-Based Operation
CANADA - The last commentary I wrote about the nightmare of the Olymel strike in Quebec raising havoc for the entire industry but particularly Ontario. Fortunately since that time the labour dispute has...
15 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Pig Producer Interest in Advance Payments Programme
CANADA - The Manitoba Pork Credit Corporation reports interest among pork producers in borrowing under the federally guaranteed Advance Payments Programme is higher this year than last, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada WCSHIN Provides Tools to Track Swine Health in Western Canada
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian says the fledgling Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network is a great way to keep our finger on the pulse of swine health in western Canada, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Vets Encouraged to Join Swine Intelligence Network
CANADA - Western Canada's pork producers are being encouraged to tell their veterinarians to participate in the Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pen Enrichments Stimulate Pigs Natural Behaviour
CANADA - A researcher with the Saskatoon based Prairie Swine Centre says that by placing different objects in the pen, pork producers will be providing an outlet that will stimulate the pig's natural desire...
13 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Legislative Changes Needed for Canadian Hog Mortality Insurance
CANADA - There have been calls for legislative changes to allow the development of an effective hog mortality insurance programme, writes Bruce Cochrane....
12 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada US, Canada Ministers Looking to Work Together on COOL
CANADA - Assurances have been received that Canadian and Mexican concerns over US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will be addressed, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada North American Pork Production Profitability Up
CANADA - Hog producers have been advised to seize opportunities to lock in profits on the futures market as they come up, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Herd Expansion Could Result in 2016 Hog Excess
CANADA - Anticipated expansion of the US breeding herd combined with reduced losses from PED could result in an excess of hogs coming to market by the middle of next year, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research to Optimise Nutrient Management from Hog Manure
CANADA - Planned new research will help producers, manure applicators and nutrient planners better target the nutrients contained in hog manure to the areas and crops that need them, writes Bruce Cochrane....
07 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Urged to Document Euthanasia Plans
CANADA - A scientist is encouraging swine producers to develop and document plans for euthanising compromised animals on their farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Canada Keeps PED at Bay
CANADA - A Veterinary Epidemiologist has reported that western Canada's pork industry has continued to keep Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) at bay, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Watching Water Use Could Save Costs on Pig Farms
CANADA - By keeping closer tabs on water, pork producers can cut costs by reducing water waste and by reducing the volumes of manure that must be handled, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Research to Look at Pig Manure Nutrient Management
CANADA - Planned research will look at the development of beneficial nutrient management practices for grow-finish hog operations with two-cell earthen manure storage systems, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Improving Carcass Yield is Key to Improving Pork Profitability
CANADA - Improving carcass yield is a key factor in improving profitability and competitiveness of pork production, and pork quality is fundamental for a better consumers’ eating experience, writes Chunyan...
05 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Dry Spring Minimises PEDv Spread
CANADA - The relatively dry spring has been a big help in minimising the risk of spreading the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Turns from Quarterly Loss to Profit
CANADA - Meat and agribusiness firm, Maple Leaf Foods, reports a positive results for its operating earning in the first quarter of 2015....
01 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Correct Feeder Adjustment Improves Pig Production
CANADA - Ensuring correct feeder adjustment will minimise feed waste while maintaining the productivity of the swine herd, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada New Manitoba Hog Barns Must Meet Environmental Protection Rules
CANADA - Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship has said that new hog barns built under a new pilot project will be required to meet or exceed the level of environmental protection provided through...
28 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Environmental Enrichments Help Calm Pigs
CANADA - Research has shown the use of environmental enrichments can be highly effective in promoting calm in the swine barn, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Chairman Wants Production Increase
CANADA - The newly elected chair of Manitoba Pork has said increasing the province's pork production to match processing capacity and creating a hog industry income stabilisation program will be among...
27 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Reporting of Live Hog Movements Increases
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council reported about 65 per cent of those who ship or receive hogs in Canada are now reporting the movements of those animals to the PigTrace Canada database, writes Bruce...
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farms Convert Pig Barns to Comply with Housing Laws
CANADA - To comply with new requirements under Canada's revised Pig Code of Practice and maintain economic viability, most pork producers are considering converting existing sow barns from stall housing...
23 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Industry Backs Regulation Against Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council has announced its support of the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance....
22 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Industry Moves Towards Group Sow Housing
CANADA- A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre reported that changes to Canada's Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has fuelled an increased interest in sow housing research,...
21 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Urged to Consider Benefits of Live Swine Movement Reporting
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is encouraging pork producers to consider the many benefits of complying with new regulations requiring the reporting of movements of live hogs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Agrees to Allow New Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - The Manitoba government's introduction of a new special pilot project permit evaluation protocol will allow the construction of swine barns in the province to resume under 11 new conditions, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Interest Builds Among Western Canadian Pork Processors in Expanded Pork Production
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says, despite indications that the US will produce considerably more pork this year than last, there is interest in western Canada in expanding production, writes Bruce...
 
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