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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....
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....
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