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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...
03 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Must Revaluate Approach to Trade in Response to Changing US Trade Policy
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says changing US trade policy will force Canada to revaluate its approach to trade, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Canola Meal Inclusions in Lactating Sow Diets Possible
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba shows canola meal can be included in the diets of lactating sows at much higher levels than previously believed, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada The Importance of Nitrogen for Growth in Pigs
CANADA - After energy, protein is the second most expensive nutrient in swine rations but utilization tends to be low. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Prospects of New Trade and Tax Policy Pressures Hog Markets
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services blames uncertainty over trade for this week's dramatic drop in lean hog futures....
Pig Industry News from Canada Trump Address to Congress Viewed as Possible Pivot Point for Hog Markets
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says tomorrow's address by US President Donald Trump to a joint session of Congress is being viewed as a possible pivot point for North...
28 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Move to Group Housing Heightens Importance of Individualized Sow Nutrition
CANADA - A Nutritionist with Gestal suggests the move to group housing of gestation sows has heightened the importance of the ability manage feed intake for each sow individually, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher than Previously Believed Canola Meal Inclusions Possible In Nursery Pig Diets
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests canola meal can be used in ration formulations for nursery pigs at much higher levels than had been previously believed, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Slaughter Hog Numbers Show Early Signs of Rebounding
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork reports the province's pork industry is seeing the first signs of a rebound in the number of hogs available for processing, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian and American Pork Producers Recognize Value of Trade
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers on both sides of the Canada US border recognise the value of trade and value the essence of free trade, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Unresolved Technical Issues Could Delay Canadian Beef, Pork Access to Europe Under CETA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council fears unresolved technical issues could delay the movement of Canadian pork and beef into Europe under the Compensative Economic and Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Coordinated Canada-US Approach Needed for Dealing with Swine Disease
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests the Canadian and US pork industries can best address the risks posed by swine disease and prepare for the potential introduction of a foreign animal disease...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Nutritional Choices Influence Gut Health in Swine
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says, by considering nutrition, pork producers can foster conditions that will support a more healthy microbial population within the gut of the pig,...
15 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Early Piglet Nutrition Key to Optimal Lifetime Performance
CANADA - An Associate Professor with Perdue University suggests, by focusing on early nutrition that stimulates gut development, pork producers can increase productivity throughout the life of the pig,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Responds to Global Demand; Breaks Export Records Again
CANADA - Recently released 2016 Canadian pork export statistics show the Canadian pork industry can fill global demand when favourable terms of access to foreign markets exist....
14 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Bacon Shortage?
CANADA - Over the last few years, the demand for Bacon in the North American market has greatly increased. Bacon on burgers, Bacon in all day breakfast programs such as McDonalds, Bacon on everything....
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