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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....
07 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Hopeful Farm Building Code Changes Will Stimulate Swine Barn Construction
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is hopeful planned changes to building code requirements for farm buildings will reduce construction costs and stimulate interest in new swine barn construction, writes Bruce Cochrane....
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Industry Competitiveness and Sustainability Top Research Priorities
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says improving the global competitiveness of the Canadian pork industry while ensuring continued environmental sustainability is a top priority of Canada's Swine...
03 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada New Government's Approach to Agriculture Cause for Optimism
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says the new provincial government's approach to agriculture is cause for heightened optimism within Manitoba's pork industry, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Shift Attention from Hog Supply to Pork Demand
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says, with expected higher than year ago slaughter hog numbers coming to market, attention is shifting to demand, especially export...
02 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Dr Derek Petry Joins Genesus
CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the addition of Dr Derek Petry as Chief Development Officer. Dr Petry joins Genesus from Choice Genetics USA, where he served as the CEO and Global Director of R&D....
Pig Industry News from Canada Increase in Employed Workers in Swine Barns Prompts Changes in Extension
CANADA - The Industry Development Specialist Swine with Manitoba Agriculture says the role of extension in swine production has changed in response to an increase in the ratio of employees to owners working...
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Prudent Antibiotic Use in Canadian Feed Applications
CANADA - Today we face an onslaught of articles and directives that deal with the use of antibiotics in a myriad of feed and water applications. This is in addition to the therapeutic applications usually...
31 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Adds Extra Funds for Key FAO Work on Food Safety
CANADA - Canada has announced that it will contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection....
27 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market Report – Labour (Challenge) of Love
CANADA - All pork producers I deal with and talk to have operations that are certainly a “labour of love”. To raise their stock in a humane, sustainable, and hopefully profitable manner, to raise their...
Pig Industry News from Canada Opponents of NAFTA Encouraged to Consider Its Benefits for Agriculture
CANADA - The Vice-Chair of Manitoba Pork is encouraging those who have concerns with NAFTA to look at the benefits the agreement has created for agriculture and follow that lead, writes Bruce Cochrane....
26 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Demise of TPP Raises Importance of Bilateral Trade Discussions
CANADA - In the wake of the apparent demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Canadian Meat Council is hopeful Canada will move ahead as quickly as possible on bilateral trade discussions already underway...
23 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Modifying Ramps to Load Pigs Reduces Stress During Transport
CANADA - A Meat Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, decreasing the slope of the ramps used to load pigs onto trailers will decrease their risk of fatigue and possible death during transport,...
20 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Suggests Healthy Gut Bacteria Can Be Transferred From Pig to Pig
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says research suggests microorganisms in the guts of pigs that help ward off disease can be transferred to other pigs to improve their health, writes...
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