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30 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Pork Producers Oppose Carbon, Support Provincial Govt's Position
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the potential imposition of a carbon tax offers nothing good for agriculture, writes Bruce Cochrane....
29 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Health Top of Mind Among Producers Across Canada
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says swine health and how we contain the threat posed by newly emerging as well existing disease threats has become a top of mind issue among pork producers, writes...
28 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada More Responsive Research Programme Expected Under Next Ag Policy Framework
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc anticipates a more responsive swine research programme under Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Public Interest in Issues Related to Livestock Transportation Builds
CANADA - The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock, Bruce Cochrane writes....
27 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Communication with Public, Media Top Priority for Agriculture
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says improved communication with the public and with the media has become a top priority within the Canadian pork industry, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Cost Shared Programme Helps Pork Producers Improve Animal Welfare
CANADA - A programme being offered by the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan in partnership with Sask Pork is helping the province's pork producers access equipment which will help them comply with...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Call for Clarity in Animal Care Codes
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers are looking for more clarity as dates approach for final changes to Canada's new Pig Code of Practice and its incorporation into the Canadian Pork...
23 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Agriculture Fares Well Under New Saskatchewan Budget
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite higher costs and reduced supports, agriculture fared well under Saskatchewan's latest provincial budget, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Quality Competition Attracts Full Slate of Entries
CANADA - The Events Coordinator with the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba reports the 2017 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition has attracted a full slate of entries, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Key Factors When Assessing Viability of Barn Renovation
CANADA - A representative with FGC Construction suggests the age of the barn, its layout and its ventilation will be among key factors to examine when evaluating its suitability for renovation, writes...
20 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Interest in Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Programme Builds
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports producer interest in a programme to assist with the purchase of needle-free injection and euthanasia equipment has been building, according to Bruce...
17 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada KAP Calls for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Incorporating Health, Safety in Decision-making Process
CANADA - Canadian pork production has made a tremendous transition from smaller family farms into large-scale high-production barns....
16 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an outlook of the Canadian hog market....
Pig Industry News from Canada Options Available to Address Economic Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
15 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Feeding Trials of Straw Based Feed Supplement for Gestating Sows Now Undeway
CANADA - Feeding trials of a newly developed straw based feed supplement for gestating sows, designed to increase satiety and reduce fighting over feed in group housing are now underway, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Hope for Indication of Govt Stand on Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping to have a clearer indication by summer of what changes the provincial government is prepared to consider in order to speed up the approval process for new...
13 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Council Commends HyLife for Recognition on Work With Newcomers to Canada
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) would like to congratulate Hylife Foods on being recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as one of the winners of the 2017 Employer Awards...
Pig Industry News from Canada Industry-wide Adoption of Canadian Pork Excellence Targeted to Begin January 2018
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork is confident final changes to Canada's new pork quality assurance programme will be completed in time to allow industry wide adoption to begin this...
Pig Industry News from Canada The Key Elements of Genotype Panels
CANADA - Genomics has become commonplace for any serious swine genetics company and it is used to improve genetic gain, which directly affects profitability for the customer, writes Nick Boddicker, PhD....
10 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Breeding Intervals Important in Choosing Group Sizes in Group Housing
CANADA - A Nutritionist with Gestal says, when planning group sizes in group sow housing systems, producers should consider anticipated breeding schedules, Bruce Cochrane reports....
09 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Climate, Green Plan Survey
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is encouraging Manitoba farmers to participate in an on-line survey being conducted by the provincial government and express their opinions on...
Pig Industry News from Canada Stepped Up Biosecurity Helps Reduce Risk of Influenza
CANADA - A veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine reports stepped up biosecurity measures to combat the spread of diseases like Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea will also help...
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC to Participate in Consultations on Free Trade with China
CANADA - The federal government has begun three months of consultations about a potential free trade agreement with China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced exploratory...
08 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada New H1N2 Influenza Strain Shows Signs of Spreading
CANADA - A veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine reports an emerging H1N2 strain of influenza, first detected in 2013 in Manitoba, has begun to spread throughout western...
Pig Industry News from Canada CETA Expected to Create Billion Dollar Market for Canadian Red Meat
CANADA - Despite concerns over unresolved technical issues, CETA is expected to open up a one billion dollar market for Canadian red meat products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
07 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Businesses Encouraged to Share with Govt Needs in NAFTA Renegotiation
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says as Canada prepares for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it's important for Canadian businesses to...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Excellence Steps Up Focus on Training
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says Canada's new pork quality assurance programme places a much greater emphasis on training, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Bacteriophages Offer Potential for Helping Reduce Dependence on In-Feed Antibiotics
CANADA - The Head of Perdue University's Animal Science Department suggests bacteriophages, while expensive, offer great potential for helping the livestock industry reduce its dependence on the use of...
Pig Industry News from Canada Refocus Needed from 'Buy America' to 'Buy North America'
CANADA - The President and CEO of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg suggests Canadian business needs to focus on shifting the attitude in the United States from "Buy America" to "Buy North America," writes...
 
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