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03 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Restricted Access to Yards Reduces Risk of Exposure to Disease
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork suggests restricting access to yards to those essential to production will help reduce the risk of disease transmission,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Meat Council Hopeful TPP will Move Forward Without US
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is hopeful the eleven remaining nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will find a way to move forward with the trade agreement without the United States,...
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Right Diets, Right Volumes Critical to Peak Sow Productivity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says ensuring the sow receives the right feed in the right amount is key to ensuring top performance and extended productivity, according to Bruce Cochrane....
27 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Rain Delays Harvest but Improves Conditions for Fall Work
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports rain that delayed the harvest across much of the province last week will give crops that have not yet fully matured a final boost and help get fall work moving forward,...
26 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Heightened Biosecurity-expanded Communication Key to Managing PED
CANADA - Heightened biosecurity and expanded open communication have proven key to managing the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak that has spread throughout southeastern and central Manitoba, Bruce Cochrane...
25 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CANADA - While still awaiting the resolution of critical technical barriers, Canada’s meat packing and processing industry noted the provisional entry into force, effective 21 September 2017, of the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Deciding to Build New, Renovate Comes Down to Cost
CANADA - A Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says, when considering whether to build new or renovate when making the move from stall housing to group housing of gestating sows, the decision...
22 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Continues to Lobby for Resolution of Remaining Trade Barriers
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) welcomes the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a first step towards a commercially viable...
Pig Industry News from Canada Maintaining Mental Health Key to Coping with PED
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says it's important for swine barn workers dealing with the stresses of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea to focus on maintaining their...
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - slow and steady wins the race?
StatsCan recently released its July 1st hog inventory report. It placed total inventory of all hogs at 14.1 million head up 2% from a year ago. The market hog inventory was up 2% while the sow inventory...
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Identify Strategies for Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says a range of strategies have been shown effective for reducing aggression among group housed sows, according to Bruce Cochrane....
20 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Dollar
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Expands Swine Disease Management Team
CANADA - Manitoba Pork has expanded its swine health management team, reports Bruce Cochrane....
15 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
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...
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