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Pig Industry News: Canada

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...
12 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of Hydrovac in Cleaning Swine Transport Trailers
On behalf of Swine Innovation Pork the University of Saskatchewan, the Prairie Swine Centre, VIDO-Intervac and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute are working on a project aimed at reducing the...
09 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Truck Washing Requirements Expected to Add C$1m to Costs While Compromising Biosecurity
CANADA - Steve's Livestock Transport says new CFIA requirements for Canadian Swine transports to be washed in the US before returning to Canada will add up to a million dollars per year to it's cost of...
06 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Barbecue Season Pushes Up Hog Prices
CANADA - A Provincial Livestock Economist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture reports hog markets are beginning to experience the typically rally fuelled by a stronger demand for pork as the...
05 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada MPs Encouraged to Push for Reinstatement of Emergency Swine Transportation Protocol
CANADA - Canadian pork producers are being encouraged to urge their Members of Parliament to put pressure on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to reinstate a swine transportation protocol designed to...
Pig Industry News from Canada Research to Improve Pig Gut Health Offers Potential for Human Health
CANADA - The Canada Research Chair in Microbiology of Nutrigenomics says research in the swine industry aimed at improving the health of pigs by improving the health of beneficial microbes in the gut offers...
03 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Dollar Value Biggest Factor Affecting Live Hog Prices
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the increasing value of the Canadian dollar is the biggest factor affecting the profitability of Canadian pork producers right...
02 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Zoetis Champions Swine Health in Canada with Pigcare.Ca
CANADA - Zoetis is proud to announce the launch of PigCare.ca, the new online community for Canadian swine producers, designed to promote animal health and provide resources which respond to the varied...
29 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada CFIA Policy Change Jeopardises Canadian Biosecurity
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian says requiring Canadian swine transport vehicles to be washed in the United States will dramatically increase the risk of bringing disease back into Canada,...
27 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada Nutrition Plays Key Role in Reducing Dependence on Antibiotics
CANADA - A Research Associate Nutrition with the Prairie Swine Centre says nutrition has a key role to play in reducing the livestock industry's dependence on antibiotics, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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