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08 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Pork Industry Profitability Improves Responsiveness of AgriStability
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says recent better economic times in Canada's pork industry have helped improve the ability of Canada's business risk management programs to...
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CETA Expected to Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Ag-Food Exporters
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance is confident, once fully implemented, the trade agreement involving Canada and the European Union will be worth as much as one and a half...
03 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Support for NAFTA Remains Strong Despite Trade Irritants
CANADA - Bruce Cochrane reports that Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite the contentious issues surrounding trade among Canada, the United States and Mexico, support for continuation...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Confident PED can be Eradicated
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says, eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the province will be a challenge but he's confident it can happen, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – summertime & the living is easy
Always reluctant to reference anything to do with the pork industry as easy; this is a game of inches and not for the faint of heart. One needs to fight for the nickels and dimes because all too often...
02 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pig Premise ID Registrations Top 13 Thousand & Growing
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports over 13 thousand pig premises are now registered and have been assigned their own individual premise identification numbers and more are being registered...
01 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Health Information Sharing Results in Reduction in Numbers of PED Infected Farms
CANADA - The Manager of Swine Health Ontario credits a programme where pork producers share their farm's swine health information with helping dramatically reduce the number of farms infected by Porcine...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Works to Eliminate New More Virulent Strain of PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says the will is there to eliminate a new more virulent strain of PRRS, Bruce Cochrane reports....
31 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Two Weeks with No New PED Cases in Manitoba Cause for Optimism
CANADA - New tools being used in Manitoba appear to be helping bring the spread of PED in the province under control, Bruce Cochrane reports....
28 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC’s Priorities Align Closely with Priority Areas Identified in Ag Partnership Statement
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to see research and innovation, along with markets and trade highlighted in the new agriculture policy framework statement released following the agriculture...
Pig Industry News from Canada Agreement on New Agricultural Partnership Offers Stability
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says conformation that Canada's Agriculture Ministers have agreed to move forward with the next Agricultural Policy Framework provides the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Swine Vets Apply PED Strategies to Address PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says swine veterinarian in Manitoba have stepped up their focus on addressing a new more virulent strain of Porcine Reproductive...
27 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Innovation Porc Prepared for Next Ag Policy Framework
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says Canada's pork industry is well positioned to move forward with research when Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework kicks in next March, reports Bruce...
25 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada ARC and E Approach Proving Effective in Dealing with PED
CANADA - A programme originally set up in Ontario to combat Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome has been has been extremely effective in dealing with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba PED Outbreak Appears on the Decline
CANADA - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak that has spread throughout swine operations in southeastern Manitoba since the end of April appears to be on the decline, reports Bruce Cochrane....
21 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Trailer Design Offers Improved Animal Welfare, Faster Loading & Easier Disinfection
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says improved swine transport trailer designs offer improved animal welfare, faster loading and unloading and easier cleaning and disinfection,...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Interest Rates, Stronger Dollar Weaken Pork Industry Profits
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says indications of rising interest rates in Canada and the impact that's having on the value of the Canadian dollar is taking a bite...
19 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Resources Now Available to Help Barn Workers Cope with Stress of Swine Diseases
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says there are resources available to help swine barn workers cope with the stresses involved in dealing with the devastation caused...
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....
18 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor Magnus Boar scores high on Maple Leaf Foods’ monthly index ranking
Pork producers that use the Hypor Magnus Duroc on their operations held 58 of the top 120 rankings on the Hams Marketing index for pigs shipped to Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon, Canada, during 2016....
17 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Biosecurity Key to Gaining Control of Manitoba PED Outbreak
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says biosecurity remains the key to gaining control of a surge of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea cases in Manitoba, Bruce Cochrane reports....
13 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Encourage Ag Ministers to Address Labour
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping labour will be among the key issues discussed next week when Canada's agriculture ministers gather to discuss plans the next Agricultural Policy Framework,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so...
Pig Industry News from Canada TPP Minus US Offers Tremendous Opportunity for Canada
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance suggests the prospects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership moving forward without the participation of the United States presents a tremendous...
12 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Workers Coping with PED Urged to Reach Out for Support
CANADA - Swine industry workers coping with the emotional stress involved in dealing with the devastation caused by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea are being encouraged to reach out for support, writes Bruce...
10 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Pork Producers Advised to Develop PED Specific Response Plans
CANADA - The Office of Saskatchewan's Chief Veterinary Officer is encouraging the province's pork producers to develop a PED-specific response plan and to enforce strict biosecurity protocols among workers...
Pig Industry News from Canada Information Sharing Imitative Introduced to Improve Response to PED
CANADA - Manitoba's pork industry is counting on a newly introduced information sharing imitative to help producers respond to and gain control of a recent surge in the number of cases of Porcine Epidemic...
07 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Interest in Hydraulic Swine Transport Trailer Designs Builds in Canada
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre reports interest in the newer hydraulic trailer designs is increasing across Canada, according to Bruce Cochrane....
06 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Eradication of PED Virus from Manitoba Still Achievable
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council remains confident the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea can be eliminated from western Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
05 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Reveals Canadians' Increased Protein Consumption
CANADA - Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) report Canadians are consuming more of their calories from protein than they did over a decade ago. ...
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