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14 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Ag Well-positioned to Respond to Rising Interest Rates
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC suggests Canadian agriculture is well positioned to withstand increasing interest rates, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Advanced Planning Key When Converting to Group Housing
CANADA - The Coordinator of the National Sow Housing Conversion Project says the importance of advanced planning has been the key lesson learned from producers who have made the conversion from stall housing...
13 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Open Farm Day Offers First Hand Look at Agriculture
CANADA - Manitobans who typically wouldn't have the opportunity to see agriculture first hand are being invited to take in the special events planned as part of Open Farm Day this Sunday, Bruce Cochrane...
12 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised to Turn Yards into Controlled Access Zones
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging producers to convert their yards into controlled access zones, reports Bruce Cochrane....
11 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Producers Positioned to Withstand Higher Canadian Dollar
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services says the majority of pork producers in western Canada have protected themselves from the rise in the value of the Canadian dollar stimulated by rising interest rates, Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Threats to End NAFTA Expected to Make Negotiators' Jobs More Difficult
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the acting Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance says his confidence that the renegotiation of NAFTA will move forward as quickly as desired...
08 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Interest Rates Negatively Impact Hog Producers
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the Bank of Canada's latest interest rate hike will increase financing costs for hog producers while lowering returns by stimulating...
06 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Nutrition Key to Improved Reproductive Performance, Longevity of Sows
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal suggests a greater focus on nutrition in the sow herd can result in better conception rates, improved milk production during lactation, reduce re-breeding intervals...
04 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pig Herd Continues to Grow
CANADA - As at 1 July, the number of pigs on holdings in Canada rose for the fifth consecutive year to 14.1 million head, 2 per cent up on the same period in 2016 and 12 per cent higher than 1 July 2012,...
01 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Coalition Calls on Ottawa to Drop Federal Tax Changes for Small Businesses
CANADA - 35 organisations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness -a unified voice to oppose the federal government's tax proposals that would dramatically...
31 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encouraged to Formulate Sow Rations Based on Parity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal recommends segregating gestating sows housed in groups by parity to allow rations to be formulated to more closely meet their nutritional requirements, Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Most Pork Producers Well-positioned for Lower Hog Prices, Higher Canadian Dollar
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says most Canadian pork producers have taken steps to protect themselves from the rising value of the Canadian dollar and the anticipated...
30 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada FCC Projects Strong Growth of Farm Cash Receipts from Livestock
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports, based on projected farm cash receipts over the next 12 months, the livestock sector will be the hottest sector in Canadian agriculture with the hog industry expected...
28 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada High Incentive to Quickly, Successfully Conclude NAFTA
CANADA - The acting Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests there is a great deal of incentive to bring the renegotiation of NAFTA to a quick and successful conclusion, according...
Pig Industry News from Canada Seasonal Increase in Hog Supplies Pressuring Prices
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services suggests, two hog processing plants expected to come on line next month will be key to easing the pressure of increasing hog supplies, according to Bruce Cochrane....
24 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Access to Research Improves Decision Making When Moving to Group Sow Housing
CANADA - A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says the more access producers have to information on the various options for group sow housing the better equipped they'll be in deciding...
23 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Successful NAFTA Renegotiation Could Enhance North American Global Competitiveness
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council suggests a successful NAFTA renegotiation could enhance the competitiveness of Canada, the United States and Mexico in international markets for meat, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Scientists to Examine Potential of Using Dust to Identify Presence of Pathogens in Feed
CANADA - The Swine Health Information is spearheading a study to examine the potential of using dust in feed mills to determine whether feed ingredients have become contaminated with disease causing pathogens,...
17 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Good Reason for Optimism as NAFTA Renegotiation Begins
CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says, with the renegotiation of NAFTA now underway, there's good reason for Canadians to be optimistic, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from Canada Ag Ministers' Continued Support Key to Pork Industry Success
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the commitment of Canada's Agriculture Ministers to programmes that support trade will play a key role in the continued success of Canada's...
16 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Partial Renovation Popular in Converting to Group Sow Housing
CANADA - Bruce Cochrane writes that a Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says many pork producers making the switch to group sow housing are opting for a partial renovation combined with new...
15 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Protocols for Moving Non-Shedding Pigs from Formerly PED Positive Sites Under Assessment
CANADA - Animal Health Officials in Manitoba are re-evaluating the movement of pigs no longer through to be shedding PED virus originating from previously infected sites, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Cereal Based Pork Production Offers Marketing Edge
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc suggests cereal-based pork production offers Canada an edge in the global market place, Bruce Cochrane reports....
11 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Slowly Paying Off
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Cautiously Optimistic Heading Toward Start of NAFTA Renegotiation
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the pork industry remains cautiously optimistic as Canada, the United States and Mexico prepare to begin renegotiating the North...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Infected Premises 61 Confirmed in Manitoba
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed the first new case of PED in Manitoba in almost four weeks, reports Bruce Cochrane....
09 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Seasonal Increase in Slaughter Numbers Expected to Pressure Live Hog Prices
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the normal gradual seasonal increase in hog supplies over the next three months can be expected to negatively impact live hog...
Pig Industry News from Canada Direct Interaction with Consumers Key to Dispelling Agricultural Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record...
08 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Dedication to research and students wins professor Novus Teaching Honor
Dr. Gregoy Bédécarrats, professor at the University of Guelph, Canada is the 2017 Novus Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. A successful academic career, innovative research and his dedication to encouraging...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ontario pork producer increases number weaned with Hypor Libra
After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production....
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