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27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Steps Underway to Eliminate PED from Infected Manitoba Farms
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says steps are being taken to clean and disinfect the three Manitoba swine farms that have been infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as quickly as possible,...
23 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Containment Top Priority for Canada
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says all pig movements on and off PED infected farms are being tracked in an effort to identify the source of infection and to ensure it does not spread to...
21 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Further PED Reported in Oxford County
CANADA - Another case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Oxford county, Ontario, Canada....
20 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Report Growing Interest in Electronic Sow Feeding
CANADA - A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says there appears to be a growing interest among pork producers in the use of electronic feeding systems, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada NUTRIAD present at World Mycotoxin Forum
CANADA - International feed additives producer Nutriad was present in Winnipeg (Canada) where the 9th World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF) combined with the 14th IUPAC, to create the world's largest mycotoxin event...
16 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada US Pork Industry Opposes Proposed Ban on Packer Ownership of Livestock
US - The National Pork Producers Council warns, if allowed to move forward, a proposed ban on packer ownership of livestock could result in considerable disruption within the US pork industry, writes Bruce...
15 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Severity of PED Outbreaks in Manitoba Variable
CANADA - A Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reports the severity of disease in the three latest PED infected Manitoba swine farms has been quite variable....
14 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Precision Sow Feeding Offers Range of Benefits
CANADA - Canarm Ag Systems says precision sow feeding promises to improve the productivity of the sow herd while lowering costs and reducing the environmental impact of pig production, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Opportunity Exists to Better Protect Canadian Swine From Cross Border Disease Spread
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says an opportunity exists to create a system that will better protect the Canadian swine herd from the cross border spread of disease, writes...
09 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased Sow Mammary Cell Development Can Help Improve Milk Yields for Piglets
CANADA - A Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, by maximizing the development of mammary cells, the sow will better equipped to supply the milk required for her piglets to maintain...
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Case Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Oxford county, Ontario, Canada....
Pig Industry News from Canada Further Cases of PED Reported in Manitoba
CANADA - A third case of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has now been confirmed in latest outbreak in Manitoba, Canada. ...
06 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Advised to Lock in Current Strong Hog Prices
CANADA - The General Manager of h@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to lock in at least a portion of their production at the current strong prices, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Spring and everyone is seemingly an optimist. Such is the nature of the season and here in Ontario (Canada) there is much for the swine producer to be upbeat about, writes Bob Fraser – Sales...
03 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Second PED Case Reported in Manitoba
CANADA - Following on from the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreak last week (26 May) in a sow barn, a further outbreak has been reported in a finisher barn in southeast Manitoba....
02 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Advanced Trailer Designs Improving Pig Welfare, Biosecurity, Meat Quality
CANADA - Advances in swine transport trailer designs are helping to improve biosecurity, animal welfare and meat quality, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Early Establishment of Healthy Gut Microflora Offers Lifetime Health Improvement
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Alberta says early establishment of a healthy microbial population in the gut will improve the health of the pig throughout its lifetime, writes Bruce Cochrane....
31 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Reported in Manitoba Sow Barn
CANADA - On 26 May, Manitoba's Office of the Chief Veterinarian (CVO) received positive test results for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus from a Manitoba batch-farrow sow barn. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Containing PED Spread Top Priority Following Case in Manitoba
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council says avoiding any spread of PED will be the first priority following the first case in western Canada in over a year and a half, writes Bruce Cochrane....
26 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Seek Alternatives for Piglet Starter Diets
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Center says scientists are examining a number of products that could be used in place of spray-dried plasma in starter diets for early weaned piglets, writes...
25 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada New Research Equipment to Assist in Improving Swine Trailer Design
CANADA - New research equipment scheduled to arrive at the Prairie Swine Centre next month will provide scientists with a new tool that will assist them as they work to improve the biosecurity, animal...
24 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Western Canadian Swine Herd in Excellent Health
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says the state of health of the western Canadian swine herd has been excellent but veterinarians are reporting some typical seasonal disease...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Animal Health First Step in Reducing Antibiotics in Livestock Production
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Center says improved animal health is the first step in reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock production....
23 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this...
Pig Industry News from Canada New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Elgin county, Ontario....
19 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Reduced Antibiotic Use Key to Competitiveness
CANADA - A Scientist with the University of Alberta says reducing antibiotic use in pork production will be key to maintaining the industry's global competitiveness....
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Export Performance Boosted by China
CANADA - Canadian trade with China has shown strong growth in the first quarter of 2016 and, similar to the United States, more than quadrupled to become its second largest market, with a 22 per cent share....
17 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Transporters Advised to Take Extra Steps to Ensure Transport Vehicles Free of PED
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian is advising Canadian swine producers and transporters to remain aware of the heightened risk of exposure to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and take the necessary...
16 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Jamie Williams Joins Genesus
CANADA - Genesus wishes to welcome Jamie Williams to our Genetic Sales and Technical Group. ...
13 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Multidisciplinary Approaches Offer Most Effective Solutions to Pork Industry Challenges
CANADA - The President and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says more and more researchers need to a develop multidisciplinary approaches to addressing the challenges facing pork producers, writes Bruce...
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