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18 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Success for Canadian Pork in China
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) recently returned from a trade mission to China where it supported and promoted Canadian pork producer interests in the very important Chinese marketplace. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Health Must Be Priority in Next Ag Policy Framework, says Pork Council
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is calling on government to ensure swine health and disease prevention remain a priority under Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada The Increasing Threat from Mycotoxins to Global Food Security
CANADA - Remarks by Christopher Elliott, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada's Livestock Producers Have Role in Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says the livestock industry has a role to play in contributing to reducing antimicrobial resistance, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Sask Pork Confident in US Acceptance of TPP
CANADA - The Chair of Sask Pork says, in the event the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) fails to make it to the finish line, the Government of Canada needs to be prepared to refocus its efforts on the creation...
11 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Transport Trailer Redesign Needed to Improve Biosecurity
CANADA - A Professor in the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering says a redesign of swine transport trailers is ultimately needed to make them easier and more economical to clean, writes...
09 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Vaccines Offer Potential to Reduce Antibiotic Use on Pig Farms
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says vaccines have an important role to play in helping reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, writes Bruce Cochrane....
04 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Antibiotic Benchmarking Offers Opportunity to Monitor, Manage Use on Pig Farms
CANADA - A Veterinarian with Warman Veterinary Services says antibiotic benchmarking offers farms an opportunity to better monitor and manage their use of antibiotics, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Hoping for Streamlining of Swine Barn Construction Permit Approval Process
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is hoping streamlining the process involved in getting approval for the construction of new hog barns will speed up the procedure and reduce the costs....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Entrepreneurial Journey
CANADA - Many of us are entrepreneurs. Every day, we stake our future on managing people, capital, and production. Most (if not all) of us have borrowed money and staked the destiny of our families and...
01 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis Canada
CANADA - Zoetis has announced the availability of Fostera® PCV MetaStim®. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine...
31 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Finisher Barn Construction Costs Estimated at $500-520 Per Pig
CANADA - DGH Engineering estimates the cost of building new finisher barn capacity at 500 to 520 dollars per pig place....
28 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada WNF 2016 - Conference Day 2
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 2 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
Pig Industry News from Canada WNF 2016 - Conference Day 1
CANADA - A recap of the lectures held at conference day 1 during the World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver....
27 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada All Eyes on US as Nations Consider Ratification of TPP Trade Agreement
US - The Director of International Trade, Government and Media Relations with the Canadian Meat Council, remains hopeful the current US administration will move forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
26 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Commentary: Canada Update
CANADA - Canada is our home, and like most people, our home is where our heart is, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Strategies Also Effective for Controlling Seneca Virus A
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says biosecurity protocols being used to deal with PED will also assist in reducing the risk of exposure to Seneca...
25 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Blunt Force Trauma Ensures Humane Pig Euthanasia, says Veterinary Council
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says, despite public concerns, the use of blunt force trauma to euthanize pigs is an effective and humane method of ensuring animal welfare....
Pig Industry News from Canada Effects of Vibration in Transit on Pig Comfort, Meat Quality Examined
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc is expected to shed new light on the effects of vibration during transport on the behavior and comfort of pigs and ultimately on the quality...
20 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Traditional Family Farms Secret to Ontario's Success
CANADA - There are plenty of pig farmers who farm pigs literally just on a block of concrete and little else. If disease strikes or pig prices plummet and feed costs rocket, making a profit can be tough...
19 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Announces New Director of Business Development.
CANADA - Genesus has announced the appointment of Helena Echberg as its new Director of Business Development....
17 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada BIOMIN Recognizes B.R.A.I.N. Award Winner Rudolf Krska at 2016 World Nutrition Forum
CANADA - To the applause of 800 delegates, Dr Rudolf Krska of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) was awarded the biennial B.R.A.I.N. award on the second day of the scientific...
15 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada BIOMIN Aims to Be Phytogenic Feed Additive Market Leader by 2020
CANADA - The World Nutrition Forum 2016 starts today. Over 800 industry professionals, researchers and academics from across the world have travelled to Vancouver, Canada to attend this BIOMIN-hosted event,...
14 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Identifies Effective Technology for Regulating Swine Temperature in Transit
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates the use of a supplemental fan bank ventilation system when swine transport vehicles are sitting stationary, enhances the effectiveness...
11 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Precision Feeding Offers Opportunity to Maximise Use of Co-Products
CANADA - An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Scientist says the development of a precision feeding system, which customizes diets for each pig, offers the opportunity to maximize the use of extremely...
10 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDV: Not If, But When for Canada
ANALYSIS - For several years, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been a focus for Canadian veterinarians as they awaited its movement across the US-Canadian border. ...
07 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Programme Assists Pork Producers Purchase New Equipment
CANADA - Saskatchewan pork producers are now eligible to apply for assistance to purchase equipment that will help them comply with new requirements under Canada's Code of practice for the Care and Handling...
05 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Senecavirus A Confirmed in Ontario
CANADA - Senecavirus A has been confirmed in Ontario, according to Manitoba Pork....
03 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Council Advising Only Short Stays at Assembly Yards
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is advising pork producers who ship swine to assembly yards to choose yards that hold the animals for short durations, Bruce Cochrane....
30 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Prairie Swine Centre Investigates Sow Performance in Group Housing
CANADA - As pressure to reduce sow stall use in Canada grows, the Prairie Swine Centre has compared the effects of three mixing strategies on sow performance in group sow housing....
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