Everything is not fine with swine

CANADA - Ontario Pork producers are struggling with low prices, even though they are sending more animals to market and using fewer resources to raise better hogs.
calendar icon 2 May 2007
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Jim Dalrymple has just completed a special report on the state of agriculture for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

In that report -- he states there has been a technological and genitic revolution in the pork industry that has changed the way farmers sent the animals to market.

Dalrymple tells Bayshore Broadcasting News there used to be a five to one feed conversion to produce one kilogram of pork and that has been reduced to two and a half to one today.

In addition he says hog producers are using 40 per cent less water to put a pig to market today than four decades ago because of faster growth and better efficiency.

Source: Bayshore Broadcasting

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