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24 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Canadian Swine Herd in Excellent Health
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says the state of health of the western Canadian swine herd has been excellent but veterinarians are reporting some typical seasonal disease...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Animal Health First Step in Reducing Antibiotics in Livestock Production
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Center says improved animal health is the first step in reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock production....
23 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this...
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Elgin county, Ontario....
19 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Reduced Antibiotic Use Key to Competitiveness
CANADA - A Scientist with the University of Alberta says reducing antibiotic use in pork production will be key to maintaining the industry's global competitiveness....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Export Performance Boosted by China
CANADA - Canadian trade with China has shown strong growth in the first quarter of 2016 and, similar to the United States, more than quadrupled to become its second largest market, with a 22 per cent share....
17 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Transporters Advised to Take Extra Steps to Ensure Transport Vehicles Free of PED
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian is advising Canadian swine producers and transporters to remain aware of the heightened risk of exposure to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and take the necessary...
16 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Jamie Williams Joins Genesus
CANADA - Genesus wishes to welcome Jamie Williams to our Genetic Sales and Technical Group. ...
13 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Multidisciplinary Approaches Offer Most Effective Solutions to Pork Industry Challenges
CANADA - The President and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says more and more researchers need to a develop multidisciplinary approaches to addressing the challenges facing pork producers, writes Bruce...
12 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of Hydrovac in Cleaning Swine Transport Trailers
On behalf of Swine Innovation Pork the University of Saskatchewan, the Prairie Swine Centre, VIDO-Intervac and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute are working on a project aimed at reducing the...
09 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Truck Washing Requirements Expected to Add C$1m to Costs While Compromising Biosecurity
CANADA - Steve's Livestock Transport says new CFIA requirements for Canadian Swine transports to be washed in the US before returning to Canada will add up to a million dollars per year to it's cost of...
06 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Barbecue Season Pushes Up Hog Prices
CANADA - A Provincial Livestock Economist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture reports hog markets are beginning to experience the typically rally fuelled by a stronger demand for pork as the...
05 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada MPs Encouraged to Push for Reinstatement of Emergency Swine Transportation Protocol
CANADA - Canadian pork producers are being encouraged to urge their Members of Parliament to put pressure on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to reinstate a swine transportation protocol designed to...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research to Improve Pig Gut Health Offers Potential for Human Health
CANADA - The Canada Research Chair in Microbiology of Nutrigenomics says research in the swine industry aimed at improving the health of pigs by improving the health of beneficial microbes in the gut offers...
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...
 
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