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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...
16 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Ways to Deactivate Pathogens in Swine Transport Vehicles
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination is proving to be effective in deactivating pathogens in swine transport trailers but it...
15 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Addresses Trade in North America with Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa last week (Thursday, 11 May) to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade about trade in North...
Pig Industry News from Canada Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Multiple Options Available to Enrich Pigs' Living Space
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says pork producers have a wide range of available options for meeting requirements under Canada's Pig Code of Practice calling for...
10 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Report on International Market Access Pleases Pork Council
CANADA - The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released its report on international market access for the agriculture and agri-food sector yesterday. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Adoption of Technology Key to Maintaining Competitive Positioning
CANADA - The CEO of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement says the adoption of new technology will be key for Canada's pork industry to remain competitive while meeting new challenges facing the industry,...
09 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Novel Technologies Offer Opportunity to Improve Competitiveness
CANADA - The Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement suggests new technologies offer the potential to provide Canadian pork producers an edge in an increasingly competitive market place, according to Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Canola Varieties, Processing Techniques Boost Value of Canola Meal in Swine Rations
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests improved canola varieties and modern processing techniques have made canola meal a much more viable source of protein for nursery pig rations,...
08 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Meat of the Matter: Are Canadian Babies Receiving Enough Iron?
CANADA - A recent national survey revealed 70 per cent of Canadian mothers are unaware that babies six to 12 months need 11 mg of iron per day - that's nearly 40 per cent more than is required of a full-grown...
Pig Industry News from Canada Heightened Biosecurity Encouraged in Wake of Latest PED Case
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer is calling for heightened biosecurity in the wake of Manitoba's latest case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from Canada Code Changes Impact Approach to Piglet Management
CANADA - A Research Scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says changes to Canada's Pig Code of Practice have resulted in changes to the timing of processing procedures for newly born piglets, writes...
05 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Addresses Debt with Standing Committee on Agriculture, Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa yesterday to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food about debt and its effects in the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Quick ID, Response Limits Risk for Potential for Spread of PED
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says quick action in identifying the province's latest case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea will help limit any potential for neighboring farms to become infected,...
04 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Food Processing One of Canadian Manufacturing's Economic Bright Spots
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports food processing remains one of the economic bright spots within the Canadian manufacturing sector, Bruce Cochrane writes....
03 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada High Fibre Diets Offer Reduced Costs, Health Benefits
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says, by using strategies to improve the digestibility of fibre, pork producers can mitigate the negative aspects of ration formulations containing high...
01 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Application of Heat to Swine Transportation Equipment Inactivates Disease Causing Pathogens
CANADA - Scientists with VIDO InterVac have confirmed the application of heat to swine transportation equipment is an important step in ensuring pathogens will be rendered incapable of transmitting disease,...
28 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Effort to Automate Swine Transport Vehicle Washing Moves to Next Phase
CANADA - An effort to automate the cleaning and disinfection of swine transport vehicles is about to move into the next phase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada New Programme Keeps Pace with Competition
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programmes with Manitoba Pork says Canada's new on farm pork quality and animal welfare assurance programme matches and exceeds those being offered...
Pig Industry News from Canada Effective Vaccination Programmes Offer Excellent Payback
CANADA - A Territory Manager with Zoetis says the payback on an effective vaccination programme can range from two to one to as much as seven to one, Bruce Cochrane writes....
26 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Enzymes, Processing Can Increase Digestibility of Fibre Boosting Positive Nutritional Effects
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says the use of enzymes or various processing methods can allow pork producers to capture the benefits of increasing levels of fibre in swine diets while...
Pig Industry News from Canada Call for Patience in Assessing Survival of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada is calling for patience as winter cereal growers assess the viability of crops that were planted last fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Canola Meal Inclusion Offers to Reduce Costs of Lactating Sow Diets
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba suggests pork producers can reduce feed costs by including canola meal at higher levels in the diets of lactating sows, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus newsletter: appointment of Sarah Either
Genesus is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Ethier to the position of Genetics Technician....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Market Report - April 24 2017
Although it may not sound as exotic as the Bar X Land & Cattle Company as I’ve commented before the Ontario Land & Hogs Company has proven once again to be a very sustainable model. I draw from two...
24 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Selection Intensity and Genetic Improvement
CANADA - Animal breeding aims to improve livestock populations by utilizing the genetic differences among individuals, writes Dinesh Thekkoot, PhD, University of Alberta and Genesus Inc....
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