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19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Jim Long Pork Commentary: The markets are always moving
Some weeks we don’t have much to write about. It seems either we or the markets are in a doldrum. Probably we are more than the markets. The markets are always moving....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Reverse of fortunes (kind of)
Eight weeks ago, in my August 13th Commentary Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at ($10.96) per pig average and producer profitability levels that week ($19.25)...
Pig Industry News from Canada Changing the Chinese pork sector disease status
The Veterinary Counsel, along with the Canadian Pork Council, suggest that the entire global pork sector has a vested interest in improving the health status of the Chinese swine herd and creating a biosecurity...
18 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada How do you prevent your buildings from deteriorating so quickly?
The Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan investigate rapid deterioration of pig buildings and potential mitigation strategies to prolong the lifespan of Canadian swine facilities...
15 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Modern technology improves in-barn environmental control
How has technology improved barn conditions and environmental control? ...
12 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Tariffs on US pork continue to hamper US and Canadian exports
Despite the new North American Trade Agreement, tariffs on US pork remain an issue for US and Canadian pork producers...
Pig Industry News from Canada ATP bioluminescence used to assess trailer cleanliness
Prairie Swine Centre research publishes a new study documenting the successful use of ATP bioluminescence in efficiently testing trailer hygiene...
09 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada The profits of feed production and innovation as a livestock producer
A growing number of major farming operations are opting to take charge of their futures by embracing a stronger direct role in feed production and feed additive innovation...
02 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Optimal environmental settings cut costs and boost productivity
Farmscape speaks to Dr Brett Ramirez about maintaining critical thermal comfort to maximise productivity...
01 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada CBS launches new Feed Science Platforms for optimising pig production
Canadian Bio-Systems Inc (CBS Inc) has launched the main phase rollout of its new Feed Science Platforms (FSPs), offering a comprehensive portfolio of advanced bio-based feed technology solutions to benefit...
27 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada How do you reduce feed wastage in lactation?
The Prairie Swine Centre discusses the pros and cons of electronic feeding systems, and highlight solutions for reducing feed wastage...
24 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus global technical report: Large litters and piglet quality a necessary tradeoff?
Litter size at birth has been considered one of the most important traits for evaluating sow prolificacy for the past few decades. Genetic selection for highly prolific sows has resulted in notable improvement...
13 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian pork producers request government help in contending with trade wars
The Canadian Pork Council is calling for government intervention to help the pork sector cope with the impact of trade disputes between the United States and its key trading partners...
10 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Steps to contain PED expected to help protect against African swine fever
The Manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork says efforts to deal with PED will be helpful in reducing the risks posed by African swine fever...
07 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Narrower slat and gap width flooring benefits sow foot health
Research conducted by the University of Manitoba has shown narrowing the gap width in slatted concrete flooring can improve the foot health of sows while maintaining the effectiveness of manure handling...
03 September 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork's cost of production model for swine producers
Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets and provide some insight into the economics...
31 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Can creep feeding increase post-wean feed intake?
The Prairie Swine Centre shares the latest research on the efficacy of creep feeding in improving post-wean feed intake...
28 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada’s swine veterinarians lead the way for antimicrobial stewardship
The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says pending changes to regulations pertaining veterinary use of antimicrobials will allow the pork sector to take a leadership role in antimicrobial...
21 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Are you doing all you can for your farm biosecurity?
In light of PED in Manitoba and African swine fever in China, the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is encouraging swine producers to review their biosecurity protocols and attend local training...
20 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Acidification improves grain preservation and boosts weaning pig performance
Research has shown acidification of high moisture grains can improve preservation and boost the growth of weaning pigs...
16 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Join the Genesus team
We are hiring. ...
15 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor building for the future
With Hypors’ continued growth in the Americas and around the world, we are enlarging our global nucleus population and reinvesting in our production assets....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Party’s over, now what?
Two months ago Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at $10.35 per pig and producer profitability levels $13.29 per pig average producer and $34.30 per pig excellent...
13 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork producers encouraged to engage with the public
The Chair of Manitoba Pork says it's up to the farmers who produce the food to share the story of how that food is produced with those who consume the food...
09 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada New antimicrobial regulations present an opportunity for Canadian hog producers
As of 1 December , 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only in Canada. MSP[RS] provides an insight into how producers can continue to beat disease...
03 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork sector outlooks remain positive
Farm Credit Canada says the outlook for Canada's pork sector over the next six to 18 months remains positive...
23 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada PigTRACE: Tag prices increasing, half duplex tags available
The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is restructuring its pricing of PigTRACE ear tags, effective 1 August 2018...
Pig Industry News from Canada AgriRisk Initiatives Program is now available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
CANADA - Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes $110 billion to Canada's economy, with more than $64.6 billion in exports. Agriculture risk management is important to the sector - it helps...
20 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Performance response of piglets to acid-preserved, high-moisture wheat
The Prairie Swine Centre releases new trial results: Determining the effectiveness of feeding acid-preserved, high moisture wheat as an alternative to directly supplementing acid to the wheat diet of weanling...
18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Minister MacAulay concludes first part of "Growing Canadian Agriculture" tour
CANADA – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, will be holding a media teleconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, to discuss the Growing Canadian Agriculture Tour...
 
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