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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...
02 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Global Search for New Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Academic Position
CANADA - The University of Saskatchewan is moving to fill the position of NSERC Industrial Chair in Swine Welfare....
01 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada US Live Hog Prices Expected to Decline Slowly for Rest of 2015
CANADA - An agricultural economics professor with the University of Missouri expects declining live hog prices for the rest of 2015, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada New Phone App Allows Quick Reporting of Swine Health
CANADA - The Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network has introduced a new cell phone app designed to make it easier for veterinarians to report on the health status of swine in their regions,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Truck Wash Facility Registration Moves Forward
CANADA - Provincial pork associations in western Canada are preparing to move to the next phase of the Canadian Truck Wash Facility Registration Pilot Project, writes Bruce Cochrane....
29 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Markets: Lessons from Show Season
CANADA - I have had opportunity to participate in two pork shows in the month of June, the Ontario Pork Congress (OPC) in Stratford Ontario just last week and the World Pork Expo (WPE) in Des Moines Iowa...
Pig Industry News from Canada Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support more...
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Converting From Sow Stalls to Group Housing Invited to Join Project
CANADA - Swine farms considering converting from stall housing to group housing of gestating sows are being invited to participate in a Nationwide Sow Housing Conversion Project, writes Bruce Cochrane....
26 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotics Access Changes to Challenge Smaller Pork Producers
CANADA - The chief veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council says legislative changes in the level of access by pork producers to antibiotics will have the largest impact on smaller operators,...
25 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Diseases to Pay Attention to This Summer
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian is encouraging pork producers to step up their focus on ventilation heading into the summer, Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Increasing Hog Supplies Expected to Pressure Third, Fourth Quarter Prices
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services is advising Canadian pork producers to consider forward pricing to protect themselves from potential drops in live hog prices during the third and fourth quarters, writes...
24 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pre-Clinical Tests Show New Vaccine Effective Against PEDv
CANADA - A new vaccine developed by VIDO-InterVac is proving to be highly effective in protecting neonatal piglets from PEDv, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Blood Plasma Processing Changes Restore Confidence
CANADA - A Camrose based swine veterinarian reports changes made in the processing of blood plasmas used in pig starter diets are helping restore confidence in these products, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Ontario Pork Congress Report
CANADA - This week we were at the Ontario Pork Congress in Canada, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
22 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Research to Optimise Phosphorus Use from Pig Manure
CANADA - Research planned to begin this summer will assist pork producers, manure applicators and land owners in optimising the use of phosphorus contained in two cell earthen manure storages, writes Bruce...
17 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Hog Farmers Urged to Take Advantage of Biosecurity Programme
CANADA - Sask Pork is encouraging Saskatchewan's pork producers to take advantage of the Saskatchewan Swine Transport Biosecurity Program before the deadlines, writes Bruce Cochrane....
16 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: US Country of Origin Labeling – Canada gets a Win
CANADA - Canadian Swine Producers got some good news this past week when the US House of Representatives voted 300 – 131 to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), writes Jim Long President – CEO...
Pig Industry News from Canada Methods to Ensure 100 Per cent Destruction of PEDv Examined
CANADA - Researchers with VIDO-InterVac are evaluating a combination of methods to ensure 100 per cent disinfection of swine transport vehicles, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Senate Action Key to Derailing Retaliation
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council says passage of a bill in the US Senate to repeal Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will be a critical next step in avoiding retaliatory tariffs on a range of US...
15 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Hope Strong Congressional Support for COOL Repeal Will Prompt Senate Action
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork is hopeful strong Congressional support for the repeal of US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will prompt similar action in the US Senate, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Tighter Than Average Supplies of Winter Wheat Expected This Year
CANADA - Winter Cereals Canada expects tighter than average supplies of fall seeded cereal crops this year as a result of reduced plantings last fall and potential losses from frost that hit a couple of...
12 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Risk of Pig Disease Fuels Interest in In-Vessel Composting
CANADA - The sales manager with Nioex Systems says concerns over diseases such as PED and Avian Influenza have fueled a growing interest in the use of in-vessel composting to dispose of deadstock, writes...
09 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Hits Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) has been confirmed in Wellington county, Ontario....
08 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada New Canadian Trials to Demonstrate Feed Efficency
CANADA - A series of feeding trials planned for the Prairie Swine Centre will demonstrate to pork producers how feed can be used more efficiently, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada COOL Ruling Could Benefit Canadian Genetics Suppliers
CANADA - The general manager of a genetics company has said Canadian swine genetics suppliers have a lot to gain if the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada, Mexico Seek WTO Authorisation for Retaliation Over COOL
CANADA - Canada's Minister of International Trade Canada, Edward Fast, and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz have issued a statement with Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Iowa Senators Warned Over COOL Repercussions
CANADA - Representatives of Manitoba Pork and Iowa's senators met last week at the World Pork Expo to discuss the Canada's retaliation measures against the US over country-of-origin labelling (COOL), writes...
05 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Passage of TPA Critical to US Involvement in Trans-Pacific Partnership
CANADA and US - The chair of the National Pork Producers Trade Committee says acceptance of the Trade Promotion Authority will be key to ensuring the United States participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership,...
04 June 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Specify Level of Cleanliness of Swine Transport Vehicles
CANADA - Saskatchewan's Chief Veterinary Officer is encouraging swine producers to clearly outline to their transporters the level of cleanliness they expect of swine transport vehicles that come to their...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork to Focus on Resolving M-COOL During Trade Mission to World Pork Expo
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork says efforts to resolve Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling will be the focus of a delegation representing Manitoba's pork industry when it travels to...
 
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