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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....
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...
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