Positive Aspects of Pork Production to be Highlighted

CANADA - Winnipeg-based Finer Feeds is encouraging a greater awareness of the positive aspects of swine production in western Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane.
calendar icon 22 September 2009
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On Friday Finer Feeds will host a public meeting in Rosetown, Saskatchewan to draw attention to some of the positive developments that have been happening within the swine industry.

Among the topics will be tips for reducing heating and ventilation costs, avoiding waste in applying vitamins and minerals to feed and updates on government programs and market trends.

Finer Feeds livestock consultant Darryl Olson says maintaining a positive attitude relieves pressure and encourages better decision making.

Darryl Olson-Finer Feeds

There's always too sides to things and right now everyone's been stressing the negative.

We have a local paper come out of Saskatoon and you very seldom read anything positive.

I think it's our job, it's our right our and our duty and our privilege to show the positive aspects of what's going on.

The hog farmer, the beef producer gets a bill each month for his feed and he sees his losses each month and I think we have to show them encouragement.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, that there is a culling process going on, that we will see an improvement and encourage our producers to think wisely, to manage properly and they'll come out ahead.

It's a culling process for producers as well as for the hog industry so we have to be able to stand behind these guys.

As a feed company we've tried to come up with less expensive feeds, better ways to feed the animals, educate and this is why we're having this meeting.

Mr Olson encourages the media to take a more positive approach to agriculture so that everyone isn't dragged down.

Those interested in attending can call 384-6116 or 1 800 667-3320 to register.

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