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26 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Finding Front Line Workers Biggest Challenge for Ag Employers
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says the biggest challenge for pork industry employers is attracting front line workers, Bruce Cochrane reports....
23 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada KAP Calls for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute...
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: June 21, Canada – Planting & Road Trip
Ontario has experienced like apparently large parts of North America what most producers would deem a “backward spring” at least from the experiences of the last number of years where we’ve come...
22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada 2017 Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival Set for Saturday
CANADA - Organisers of the Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival expect to raise about 7,000 dollars this year to fund youth projects, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pilot Testing of Canadian Pork Excellence Wraps Up
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says final adjustments to the new Canadian Pork Excellence Programme are now in the works, Bruce Cochrane writes....
20 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Range of Tasks Makes Farming an Especially Risky Occupation
CANADA - The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Programme says the wide variety of tasks to be done on the farm, makes farming one of the more risky occupations, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Hog Industry Focusing on Recovery for PED Situation
CANADA - Canada's pork sector wants to work with federal and provincial government to address the issue of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus in Canada. This was the message Western Canadian hog producers...
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Consistent Pork Quality Assurance Across Regions Critical
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests, when marketing product to international buyers, it's critical for production standards in one region be consistent with those in another region, Bruce Cochrane...
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Call for Concessions for Farmers Under Carbon Pricing System
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling on the Manitoba Government to provide certain exemptions for farmers from taxes under a carbon pricing structure and a reinvestment into agriculture...
08 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Sask Pork Confident Western Canada Can Eliminate PED
CANADA - Despite a recent wave of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea infections in southeastern Manitoba, the Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board remains confident the disease can be eliminated from...
07 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Pursuing Ambition to Become Most Sustainable Protein Company
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has announced its ambition to be the most sustainable protein company on earth, based on a sweeping set of principles and an expansive sustainability agenda that has yielded substantial...
Pig Industry News from Canada Local Impact of New Rules Governing Veterinary Antimicrobials Still Unclear
CANADA - The President of Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says the local impact of new rules governing the use of antimicrobials in livestock production will become more clear once they're...
06 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Addresses Non-Tariff Trade Barriers with Standing Committee on Agriculture, Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa last week to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Non-Tariff Trade Barriers to the Sale of Agricultural Products...
Pig Industry News from Canada Adherence to Biosecurity Every Time Key to Avoiding PED
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programmes with Manitoba Pork says the key to avoiding bringing the virus responsible for PED into the barn is making sure biosecurity protocols...
05 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Spread in Southeast Manitoba Multifactorial
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports the recent spread of PED in the southeast is shaping up to be multifactorial, Bruce Cochrane reports....
02 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Sets Parameters for Heat to Destroy Disease Causing Pathogens
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says research conducted by VIDO-InterVac has given engineers the parameters necessary to apply the use of heat to the decontamination of swine transport...
01 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Wider Adoption of Technology Reduces Costs, Improves Value
CANADA - The CEO of Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement suggests, as new technologies designed to help Canadian pork producers maintain their completive edge become more widely adopted, their costs will...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba PED Outbreak Reminder of Swine Industry Vulnerability to Disease
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging pork producers in Saskatchewan to maintain their focus on biosecurity in response to a new wave of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea...
31 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Re-Evaluate Biosecurity
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to re-evaluate and step up biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed cased of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Seek More Options for Piglets
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says new options now available and in development are making providing pain control to piglets during painful procedures more practical,...
29 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive...
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Urged to Pay Attention to Power Lines
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Movement Reporting to Move Beyond Just Traceability
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada says efforts are underway to increase the value of swine movement data available to pork producers who have access to it, Bruce Cochrane writes....
26 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Renegotiating NAFTA Leaves Room for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests, as the renegotiation of NAFTA gets underway, a key message to the United States must be that Canada is a fair trading partner...
25 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Key Challenge When Using Thermal Assisted Drying, Decontamination
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says the biggest challenge, when using heat to kill diseases causing pathogens in swine transport trailers, is ensuring all surfaces reach...
24 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Demonstrates Value of Enrichment
CANADA - A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from Canada PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data
CANADA - PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Fifth PED Case Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Series of PED Prompt Regional Approach to Biosecurity
CANADA - In response to a series of PED outbreaks in Manitoba, swine health officials are encouraging minimal animal movement and limited contact with swine operations in the affected area, writes Bruce...
18 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Lobbying to Save NAFTA Proving Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement...
 
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