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02 September 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Viruses Remain a Threat in Western Canada
CANADA - Environmental testing has shown Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), Transmissable Gastro Enteritis (TGE) and Delta Coronavirus remain a threat in western Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDv Containment Efforts Make Progress
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian reports tremendous progress has been made this summer throughout North America in the effort to contain and eliminate the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic...
01 September 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canola Offering High Energy Options for Early Weaned Pigs
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates canola press-cake and canola expeller are economical options for boosting the energy content of diets for early weaned pigs, writes...
27 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Urged to Get Involved with Canadian Federal Election
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council is encouraging individual pork producers to discuss issues of key importance to their industry with candidates running in the 2015 federal election, writes...
26 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Are Iron Supplements Insufficient for Modern Newborn Piglets?
CANADA - Iron supplementation is essential to newborn piglets to decrease the chance of anaemia and boost their resistance to disease, but recent research from the University of Guelph suggests standard...
25 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Public Confident in Performance of Pork Producers
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Manitoba Pork indicates that the majority of the public feel pork producers adhere to the highest environmental and animal care standards and should be allowed...
24 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Strong US Dollar to Benefit Canadian Pork Producers
CANADA - The vice president pork analysis with EMI Analytics expects the strength of the US dollar to result in extremely strong live hog prices in Canada heading into 2016, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada CME: Canadian Hog Supplies Growing at Slower Rate Than US
CANADA - Statistics Canada has published the results of its semi-annual surveys of the Canadian hog and cattle industry, showing that Canadian cattle supplies are shrinking and will likely be smaller still...
21 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Exports Fall
CANADA - In the first half of 2015, pork exports from Canada fell by just under 6 per cent compared to a year earlier, totalling 415,100 tonnes....
19 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Offers Endless Options for Any Chef
CANADA - The operations manager with Pony Corral Pier 7 says pork offers endless opportunities and options for any chef, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Fall
CANADA - As we work through the “dog days” of summer it is often a time of anticipation for farmers. Is the crop going to be good, fair to middling or a disaster? This is considered in the context...
14 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Free Trade Deals Creating New Opportunities for Premium Pork Products
CANADA - The manager of producer services with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says recently signed and pending free trade agreements are opening up new opportunities for the province's pork producers...
12 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Success of TTP Important to Canadian Pork Producers
CANADA - The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says Canada's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be a critical component in the future viability of Saskatchewan's pork industry,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Social Media Effective in Building Awareness of Pig Reporting Requirements
CANADA - The manager of PigTrace Canada reports social media has been an effective tool in building awareness among hobby farmers of regulations governing the mandatory reporting of pig movements in Canada,...
11 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Role of Bacon in Diet Expands
CANADA - The Manager of public relations and consumer marketing programs with Manitoba Pork says the role of bacon has expanded from the breakfast table to all facets of our diet....
07 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Moose Jaw Pork Plant Adds to Western Canada Competition for Live Hogs
CANADA - A marketing rep with h@ms Marketing Services says the presence of Thunder Creek Pork has been an important factor in providing the competition necessary to improve live hog prices in western Canada,...
06 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Optimistic over Canada's Participation in TPP
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork remains confident Canada will be a full participant in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Bruce Cochrane....
05 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Portable Frac Tanks Could Help Reduce Manure Transportation Costs
CANADA - The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) suggests the use of portable frac tanks offers potential to dramatically reduce the cost of relocating the nutrients in livestock manure,...
03 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Satisfying Stringent Pork Export Demands Depends on Producer
CANADA - The manager of producer services with Sask Pork says satisfying the stringent demands of high end buyers of Canada pork, such as Japan, is all about what happens on the farm, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada August is Bacon Month in Manitoba
CANADA - The Manager of public relations and consumer marketing programs with Manitoba Pork says activities planned as part of the 2015 August Bacon Month celebration are beginning in Winnipeg, writes...
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,...
 
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