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01 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Discusses the Intricacies of Carcass and Meat Quality
CANADA - Raising pigs is all about feeding a rapidly growing human population and profitability. It is easy to identify the key components to a successful and profitable operation: sow productivity, growth...
Pig Industry News from Canada Feeding Lower Cost Nursery Diets Reduces Costs Without Compromising Performance
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc suggests pork producers can improve profitability by feeding nursery pigs less complex lower cost rations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Winter Wheat Gains in Popularity for US Livestock
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports an increasing level of interest among US livestock operations in Canadian winter wheat, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised of Heightened PED Threat with Spring
CANADA - An animal care specialist with Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers to maintain their focus on biosecurity as the spring approaches, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been reported earlier this week in the province of Ontario....
26 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Scientists Research Automated Disinfection of Livestock Trailers
CANADA - Scientists are looking into ways of speeding up disinfection of livestock trailers and reducing costs by automating the process, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada New Pig Display at Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
CANADA - The 2015 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair will have a brand new swine display featuring live pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Producers Urged to Register with PigTrace Canada
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging any pork producer in the province who is not yet set up to report hog movements to contact Sask Pork or PigTrace Canada to be issued a premise...
24 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Mixing Sows According to Parity Improves Overall Performance
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates sows housed in groups will perform better when mixed according to parity, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pilot Project Helps Truck Wash Facilities Improve Service
CANADA - A pilot project underway in western Canada is helping livestock truck wash operators improve the level of service they provide their customers, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Swine Health Surveillance Network Almost Fully Operational
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork expects the fledgling Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network to be fully operational within a matter of months, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Piglets Remain Most Popular Attraction at Food Discovery Centre
CANADA - The operations manager with the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says, since the facility opened in the fall of 2011, the baby pigs have remained its most popular attraction, writes...
19 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Government Invests in Biosecurity to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development...
18 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Languishes
CANADA - We went to the United Kingdom and Spain, and we hoped when we returned we would see stronger lean hog markets. So much for that! What we had last Friday was life of contract lows on all future...
Pig Industry News from Canada Fish Oil Boosts Nutritional Value of Low Cost Nursery Pig Diets
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates including fish oil into lower quality less costly nursery pig rations will result in performance equal to those feed higher quality...
17 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Reports Increase in Number of Pigs
CANADA - A two per cent increase in the total number of pigs has been reported in the latest Statistics Canada livestock estimate, for January 2015, compared to a year previously....
Pig Industry News from Canada Audits Show Truck Washes Doing a Surprisingly Good Job
CANADA - The manager of producer services with Sask Pork reports audits of truck wash facilities in Saskatchewan are showing they're doing a better than expected job of cleaning and disinfecting the trucks...
16 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Open Dialogue Key to Maintaining Consumer Trust in Animal Welfare Issues
CANADA - A professor of agriculture with Newcastle University suggests, by maintaining a frank open dialogue, Canada's livestock producers will be better positioned to retain the trust of consumers when...
Pig Industry News from Canada Bio-economics for Pigs
CANADA - The better we understand the biology of the Genesus pig, the better we can help them stay healthy and reach their genetic potential, according to Dr Joe Rogowsky, Director of Health and Biosecurity....
13 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Majority of Producers Complying with Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports the vast majority of the province's pork producers are complying with new requirements for the mandatory reporting of pig movements, writes Bruce...
12 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Producers Encouraged to Make Use of Swine Transport Biosecurity Programme
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging the province's pork producers to take advantage of support being made available through the Saskatchewan Swine Transport Biosecurity Programme...
Pig Industry News from Canada Air Flotation, Belt Filter Press Manure Separation Technology Investigated
CANADA - Research being conducted by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute will provide hog producers an indication of the effectiveness of air flotation and belt filter press manure separation...
11 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Examine Antimicrobial Resistance Issues When Treating Brachyspira
CANADA - Research underway at the University of Saskatchewan will provide information that will help swine veterinarians prescribe the most effective treatments for specific strains of Brachyspira, writes...
10 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Biosecurity Investments Pay Huge Dividends
CANADA - The manager of producer services with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says investments in biosecurity have paid huge dividends, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Producers Advised to Protect Themselves by Forward Pricing
CANADA - The director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to protect themselves from anticipated drops in the value of live hogs by forward pricing a portion of their...
Pig Industry News from Canada Mandatory Identification, Reporting Ahead for Canada's Wild Boar Farms
CANADA - Identification and reporting will become mandatory for farmed wild boars in Canada from July 2015, as is already the case for domestic pigs....
09 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Canada Automation Offers Potential to Improve Truck Washing
CANADA - The general manager of Sask Pork is confident automating the washing and disinfection of livestock trucks and trailers will speed up the process, improve consistency and cut costs, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada CME: Canadian Pork Industry Finds Some Stability
CANADA and US - Statistics Canada has published the results of its semiannual surveys of the Canadian hog and cattle industry and the data showed a couple of diverging trends, write Steve Meyer and Len...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ontario Reports New PED Outbreak
CANADA - One new outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) was confirmed in Ontario last week....
 
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