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26 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Many Options Available for Mitigating Pain During Painful Procedures
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says pork producers have a number of effective options to choose from for managing pain in pigs during painful procedures, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the signing of a Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement which represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship and will create...
22 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Quality Based Pork Grading System Would Benefit Canada's Pork Market
CANADA - Canada Pork International says creation of a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what already exists in the beef industry, will ensure the right product is selected for right market...
21 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - When discussing the pork industry I’m reluctant to reference anything as easy. This is a hard game of inches and as any participant who’s has been involved for any length of time can attest...
20 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Foods Bacon Production gets C$500,000 Boost
CANADA - In a move to help increase exports of Canadian pork to highly valuable international markets, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are to invest C$500,000 in an expansion project that will increase...
Pig Industry News from Canada Regulatory Climate Needed to Support Competitive Agriculture
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork suggests government can best assist farmers by creating a regulatory climate that allows agriculture to access the resources needed to remain competitive in...
19 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Quality Assurance Key to Success of Canadian Pork in Japan
CANADA - The Executive Director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's ability to verify the steps taken on the farm to ensure the quality and safety of Canadian pork and the care given to the animals...
15 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Fibre from Straw Could Improve Gestating Sow Diets
CANADA - Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are assessing the potential of using straw as a source of fibre in the diets of gestating sows, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Slatted Floor Design Expected to Improve Sow Comfort
CANADA - Researchers with the University of Manitoba hope to improve sow health and comfort by improving the design of slatted floors used in sow barns, writes Bruce Cochrane....
13 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Move to Group Sow Housing Fuels Interest in Precision Sow Feeding
CANADA - The Innovative Projects and Swine Products Manager with Canarm Ag Systems says, as the transition to group housing of sows accelerates in North America, so is the level of interest in precision...
11 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Pain Mitigation Product for Swine Now in the Pipeline
CANADA - A new product designed to mitigate pain in swine during painful procedures is expected to be submitted to Health Canada for approval by this fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Regulation Changes to Aid Wild Boar Management
CANADA - Saskatchewan's Minister of Agriculture says regulatory changes will make it easier to deal with free ranging wild boar while allowing legitimate wild boar producers to continue to operate, writes...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farmers More Stressed, Study Shows
CANADA - Farmers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health, according to a new study from the University of Guelph....
08 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Quality Based Pork Grading System Offers Potential to Improve Canada's Global Competitiveness
CANADA - Canada Pork International is confident creating a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what is already in place in the beef industry, will give Canadian pork an edge in the international...
05 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Combination of Factors Expected to Influence Speed of Hog Production Expansion
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says outlooks for live hog prices, grain costs, exchange rates and weanling values will influence how quickly live hog production can be increased to meet...
04 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Brexit Vote Results in Stronger Canadian Hog Prices
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the impact of last week's Brexit vote in Great Britain on the value of the Canadian dollar has been positive for Canadian pork...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Reported in Huron County
CANADA - A further case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea has been reported in Huron County, Ontario, Canada....
27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Ontario PED Case in Waterloo Region
CANADA - Another case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported over the past week in Ontario....
Pig Industry News from Canada Steps Underway to Eliminate PED from Infected Manitoba Farms
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says steps are being taken to clean and disinfect the three Manitoba swine farms that have been infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as quickly as possible,...
23 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Containment Top Priority for Canada
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says all pig movements on and off PED infected farms are being tracked in an effort to identify the source of infection and to ensure it does not spread to...
21 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Further PED Reported in Oxford County
CANADA - Another case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Oxford county, Ontario, Canada....
20 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Report Growing Interest in Electronic Sow Feeding
CANADA - A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says there appears to be a growing interest among pork producers in the use of electronic feeding systems, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada NUTRIAD present at World Mycotoxin Forum
CANADA - International feed additives producer Nutriad was present in Winnipeg (Canada) where the 9th World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF) combined with the 14th IUPAC, to create the world's largest mycotoxin event...
16 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada US Pork Industry Opposes Proposed Ban on Packer Ownership of Livestock
US - The National Pork Producers Council warns, if allowed to move forward, a proposed ban on packer ownership of livestock could result in considerable disruption within the US pork industry, writes Bruce...
15 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Severity of PED Outbreaks in Manitoba Variable
CANADA - A Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reports the severity of disease in the three latest PED infected Manitoba swine farms has been quite variable....
14 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Precision Sow Feeding Offers Range of Benefits
CANADA - Canarm Ag Systems says precision sow feeding promises to improve the productivity of the sow herd while lowering costs and reducing the environmental impact of pig production, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Opportunity Exists to Better Protect Canadian Swine From Cross Border Disease Spread
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says an opportunity exists to create a system that will better protect the Canadian swine herd from the cross border spread of disease, writes...
09 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Sow Mammary Cell Development Can Help Improve Milk Yields for Piglets
CANADA - A Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, by maximizing the development of mammary cells, the sow will better equipped to supply the milk required for her piglets to maintain...
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Case Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Oxford county, Ontario, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Canada Further Cases of PED Reported in Manitoba
CANADA - A third case of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has now been confirmed in latest outbreak in Manitoba, Canada. ...
 
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