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24 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Scientists Prepared to Scale Up Processing Straw for Feed to Commercial Levels
CANADA - The Plant Manager with the Canadian Feed Research Centre is confident the method developed for processing straw for use as a feed supplement for gestating sows can be scaled up to commercial levels...
21 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Eastern Manitoba Fall Seeded Cereals Hardest Hit by Winter Kill
CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada reports winter survival of the fall seeded cereal crops is variable with crops in eastern Manitoba hit the hardest, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Despite Slower Growth Outlook for Agriculture Remains Positive
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports, despite slower growth in farmland values, the outlook for agriculture on the prairies is positive, Bruce Cochrane reports....
20 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Excellence Incorporates Latest Research, Technology
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programmes with Manitoba Pork says the update of Canada's on farm food safety and animal care programme incorporates the latest research and technology,...
19 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Feed Research Centre Develops Feed Processing Method for Straw
CANADA - The Canadian Feed Research Centre has developed an experimental puck shaped straw fibre based feed supplement for gestating sows housed in groups, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Rise in Canadian Farmland Values Slows Down
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016 but lost steam in most provinces, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Compliance with Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Continues to Build
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports compliance with mandatory swine movement reporting continues to build, according to Bruce Cochrane....
13 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada PigTrace Canada Premises Registrations Now Over 12,000
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports well over 12,000 premises have now been registered with PigTrace across Canada, according to Bruce Cochrane....
12 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada KAP Applauds New Manitoba Budget
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers describes Manitoba's new budget as neutral to positive for the agriculture sector, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised to Prepare for Market Uncertainties
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to be significantly hedged for the last half of this year to protect themselves from the uncertainties of changing US trade policy and fluctuating...
11 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Addresses Climate Change with Senate Committee
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council was in Ottawa to address the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry about its study on the potential impact of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food...
06 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Adopts Balanced Approach to Revitalized Hog Production, Environmental Protection
CANADA - Manitoba's Minister of Agriculture is confident recent regulatory changes will stimulate a restoration of the province's hog production numbers while maintaining the safety of pork producers and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Council Addresses Standing Committee on Agriculture, Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council were in Ottawa this week (4 April) to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food about amendments to Health of...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Producers Optimistic
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the mood within the province's pork industry right now is one of optimism, according to Bruce Cochrane....
04 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Plan for Next Pork Industry Research Initiative Moves to Next Phase
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says planning for pork industry research to be conducted under the next Federal Provincial Territorial Agricultural Policy Framework has moved to the next stage,...
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....
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