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More Responsive Research Program Expected Under Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Farmscape for March 28, 2017 Full Interview 20:52 Listen The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc anticipates a more responsive swine research program under Canada’s next Agricultural Policy Framework. The Swine Cluster-2 Research Initiative, a federal provincial territorial program delivered in partnership with pork industry stakeholders under Growing Forward-2, will expire in March 2018 and is

CME lean hog futures snap back from session lows

Source: Reuters Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures finished higher on Thursday, after short-covering and bargain buying brought contracts from morning lows, traders said.   “Hogs (futures) were simply too cheap. The price had gotten to the point where (investors) had wrung out any sort of spring seasonal rally,” said independent CME livestock futures trader

Age, Type of Structure, Ventilation Key When Assessing Viability of Barn Renovation

Farmscape for March 21, 2017 Full Interview 8:55 Listen A representative with FGC Construction suggests the age of the barn, its layout and its ventilation will be among key factors to examine when evaluating its suitability for renovation. As part of work being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc Canadian scientists and engineers have

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada – Ontario Pork Industry Profile

Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com     Ontario Pork Industry Stats from Ontario Pork website:   1,284 pork producers marketing 5.39 million hogs – 4.3% more than 2015 38.8% of producers market more than 3,000 hogs – up 2.5% rom 2015 35.6% of producers market between 500 and 3,000 hogs per

Improved Surveillance Among Swine Health Information Center’s 2017 Priorities

Farmscape for March 15, 2017 Full Interview 12:43 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says developing more responsive surveillance will be a key focus during 2017. The U.S. based Swine Health Information Center was created to address new and emerging swine diseases. Swine Health Information Centre Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg

Breeding Intervals Important in Choosing Group Sizes in Group Housing

Farmscape for March 9, 2017 Full Interview 18:49 Listen A Nutritionist with Gestal says, when planning group sizes in group sow housing systems, producers should consider anticipated breeding schedules. Canada’s updated Pig Code of Practice commits the pork industry to move to group sow housing by 2024. Dr. Hyatt Frobose, a Nutritionist with Gestal, notes

Canadian Pork Excellence Steps Up Focus on Training

Farmscape for March 6, 2017 Full Interview 8:23 Listen The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says Canada’s new pork quality assurance program places a much greater emphasis on training. Pilot testing of the Canadian pork industry’s new pork quality assurance program is underway on about 75 farms across Canada, including five in Saskatchewan.

Ontario sees first case of viral pig disease in 8 months

The first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in almost eight months has been confirmed by Ontario Pork. The confirmation came yesterday after results came back from a test on Wednesday. Ontario Pork notes the viral disease was found in a finishing barn in Haldimand-Norfolk County. The case is the 100th confirmed in the province since

Canadian Businesses Advised to be Prepared for Changing U.S. Trade Policies

Farmscape for February 27, 2017 Full Interview 11:04 Listen The Vice President of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg says Canadian companies that do business in the U.S. need to be prepared for changes in U.S. trade policy. The World Trade Centre Winnipeg is a member of the World Trade Centre Association headquartered in New York

Trump Address to Joint Session of Congress Viewed as Possible Pivot Point for Hog Markets

Farmscape for February 27, 2017 Full Interview 7:04 Listen The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says tomorrow’s address by U.S. President Donald Trump to a joint session of Congress is being viewed as a possible pivot point for North American hog markets. The past week has seen considerable volatility in the hog

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