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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...
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....
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