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26 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Producers Advised to be on Alert for Pigs with Vesicular Lesions
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is advising pork producers to be watching closely for symptoms of Seneca Valley Virus and avoid shipping any pigs with signs of the infection, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research Gives Insight into Effects of Stocking Density on Nursery Pig Performance
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Pork is providing regulators insight into the effect of space allowance on the health and welfare of newly weaned nursery pigs, writes Bruce...
20 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Investigation Launched into Latest Manitoba PED Case
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has launched an investigation into the latest confirmed case of PED in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Trade Deals Offer Tremendous Opportunity for Red Meat Sector
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says implementation of TPP and CETA will create tremendous opportunity for red meat producers and processors, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Reports Ninth PED Outbreak
CANADA - A ninth case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been found in a sow barn in Manitoba....
Pig Industry News from Canada Precision Feeding Promises Reduced Environmental Impact
CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, by formulating diets individually for each pig, pork producers can reduce the excretion of nutrients into the environment by as...
13 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Farmers Warned to Avoid Grain with Signs of Mould
CANADA - The University of Saskatchewan is advising swine producers to avoid feeding grain that appears to have signs of mould, writes Bruce Cochrane....
12 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pig Herd Continuing to Increase
CANADA - The Statistics Canada Hog inventory has reported a 2 per cent increase in total pig numbers on 1 July 2016 compared to the previous year, with numbers now reaching 13.5 million head....
09 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Demand Key to Live Hog Prices this Winter
CANADA - The Director of Risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says consumer demand for pork, both domestically and on the export market, will play a key role in influencing live hog prices this...
07 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Participate in Behaviour Survey
NORTH AMERICA - Pork producers in Canada and the United States are being encouraged to take part in a survey which is looking at how behavior is used to select pigs for group housing, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Prepare for Flu Season
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is encouraging pork producers to be aware of the ongoing presence of swine influenza and take action to reduce the risk of exposing herds to the infection, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Fines for Not Reporting Swine Movements Expected Only in Extreme Cases
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada expects recently introduced fines for non-compliance of swine movement reporting requirements to only be levied in extreme cases following repeated warnings, writes...
05 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Focus on Biosecurity During Manure Application Successful in Helping Maintain Control of PED
CANADA - The President of Precision Pumping, says livestock manure applicators have stepped up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the arrival of PED in North America, writes Bruce Cochrane....
02 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Customising Rations for Each Pig Improves Feed Nutrient Utilisation
CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, by formulating rations for each pig individually, producers can dramatically cut their overall feed costs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pig Farmers on Alert Following Upsurge of Seneca Valley Virus in US
CANADA - A Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development is encouraging pork producers be watching for symptoms of Seneca Valley Virus and to report any signs of the infection...
31 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Neepawa Baking Bay Further Reduces Risk of PED Transmission
CANADA - The Director of Animal Health with HyLife says a new baking bay, constructed at the company's Neepawa truck wash has heightened biosecurity while speeding up the turnover of swine transport trailers,...
26 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research Expected to Improve Slatted Concrete Flooring
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc will help manufactures of concrete slatted flooring for swine barns improve the design of their product, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Vaccine Developed for PED Virus
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have developed and tested a prototype vaccine for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus. ...
23 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Vaccine Effective in Protecting Neonatal Piglets from PED
CANADA - Clinical trials are showing a new vaccine developed by VIDO-InterVac is highly effective in protecting neonatal piglets from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Canadian Swine Herd is Healthy and Strong
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council reports the status of the western Canadian Swine herd is healthy and strong, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada CME: Slower Growth for Canadian Livestock Expansion
CANADA - Different from the US, where we have seen robust growth in terms of both cattle and hog supplies, Canadian livestock expansion has been notably slower. Statistics Canada released yesterday...
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium
CANADA - Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium...
18 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Appoints New Sales Manager for Western Region
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the appointment of Art Goelema as Sales Manager Western Region....
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotic Regulation Changes Will Benefit Livestock Producers
CANADA - A Saskatchewan based Veterinary Epidemiologist says proposed changes to regulations governing the use of antibiotics in livestock production in Canada will benefit producers, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Hydrovac Based Swine Transport Cleaning Expected Soon
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan hopes to have a manual hyrdrovac system for cleaning and disinfecting swine transport equipment operational by the end of 2016, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Heat Proving Effective in Inactivating Swine Pathogens in Transport Equipment
CANADA - The use of heat is emerging as an excellent alternative for deactivating the pathogens responsible for the spread of swine disease that can contaminate swine transport vehicles, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Positive Environmental PED Sample Discovered in Alberta
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) positive environmental sample collected in Alberta reinforces the need for continued diligence in guarding against...
09 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada National Free Trade Deal Expected to Benefit Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - Manitoba's Premier says a new national agreement that will begin the process of eliminating barriers to trade among the provinces will benefit all Canadians, writes Bruce Cochrane....
05 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Beneficial Bacteria a Promising Alternative to Antibiotics for Growth Promotion
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the use of beneficial bacteria to improve gut health offers a promising alternative to the use of antibiotics in young pigs to promote growth, writes Bruce...
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor Magnus Finishers Consistently Rank in Top 10 On Maple Leaf Foods’ Carcass Quality Index
CANADA - Five out of the top ten indexing producers supplying hogs to Maple Leaf Foods, in Brandon Manitoba, Canada, use Hypor Magnus Duroc semen, according to Hams Marketing Services’ Top 10 List for...
 
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