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Hypor Libra: Greater Gains with Less Labor

The expression “time is money” is especially true for pork producers, because time and money are the two things that are always in short supply; or at least, they used to be. Thanks to the new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) sow, which achieves excellence in piglet quality, mothering ability and sow longevity, producers can

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Ready for April 1 Launch

Farmscape for February 14, 2018 MacAulay Announcement 14:53 Listen Canada’s Agriculture Minister says the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership will be ready to move forward on April 1st. Canada’s Agriculture Minister celebrated Agriculture Day in Canada yesterday alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth in Ottawa, where he outlined details of the six federal

Study Reveals Concern About The Future Of The Veterinary Profession

Source: Merck news release Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results of a large, well-controlled study with veterinarians designed to definitively quantify the prevalence of mental illness and stress in the veterinary profession and compare the findings to previous studies and the general U.S.

Latest Developments Related to Trade Positive for Canadian Pork Sector

Farmscape for February 8, 2018 Full Interview 8:27 Listen The Director of Risk Management with hams Marketing Services says the latest developments in terms of trade appear positive for the Canadian pork sector. While negotiations aimed at revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement continue, Canada, Mexico and nine other nations have agreed to a

Full Year: Eli Lilly’s Sales Up 8%, Net Earnings Up 21%

Source: Eli Lilly news release To view the complete report, click here. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017. For the full year 2017, worldwide revenue increased 8 percent compared with 2016 to $22.871 billion. The revenue increase was driven by a 6

AGC Refresher- Pursuing the “Best” Animal

We’ve all heard the terms before: genotype, phenotype, heritability, repeatability, and now genomics. It’s easy to get lost in all this genetic lingo, and thus it can be helpful to get a refresher on the basics and build from there. The application of animal breeding and genetics has been ongoing for thousands of years starting

Round 7 of NAFTA Renegotiation Creates Room for Optimism

Farmscape for January 30, 2018 Full Interview 7:51 Listen The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says the fact that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will continue is cause for renewed optimism. With Round 6 of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement having concluded in Montreal

CPTPP Expected to Provide Market Certainty to Canada’s Pork Sector

Farmscape for January 26, 2018 Full Interview 9:53 Listen The Director of Government and Corporate Affairs with the Canadian Pork Council, suggests the most important aspect of the new Comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership is the market stability it will provide. Negotiations aimed at creating an 11 nation Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership were successfully concluded Tuesday and

Canada must forge ahead with the Pacific trade deal as to not miss a once in a lifetime opportunity

Trade partners surrounding the Pacific Ocean are eager to move forward with the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) urges Canada to work with the other 10 countries to sign the agreement as soon as possible. The CPTPP must not be overlooked or neglected as it will enable Canada to

Massive Perth County fire kills 1,800 pigs and demolishes barn structure

Source: CBC News The fire caused over $1 million in damages, said St. Mary’s fire chief Richard Anderson A massive blaze in Perth County has destroyed a barn and killed over 1,800 pigs. The small pigs were worth between $75 and $100 each. The loss of the livestock and the barn—which was only three years old—resulted in damages

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