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Prairie Hog Country, June 2017 Edition

I am excited to share the news that Prairie Hog Country’s third edition of 2017 has been sent to press. It will be in the hands of Canada Post next Friday, June 9th. The online version will be updated too next Friday.   All of us associated with Prairie Hog Country are thinking of the

PEDv Continues to Spread in Manitoba

Spot it. Screen it. Stop it. PEDv Continues to Spread in Manitoba We are fortunate in Alberta to not have any reported outbreaks of PEDv. It is important that we all do our best to keep it that way. With a growing presence of PEDv in Manitoba, a possible outbreak in Alberta is one contaminated truck ride

Swine Movement Reporting to Move Beyond Just Traceability

Farmscape for May 29, 2017 Full Interview 7:40 Listen The Manager of PigTrace Canada says efforts are underway to increase the value of swine movement data available to pork producers who have access to it. As part of Canada’s swine traceability system both the shipper and receiver of swine are requirement to report animal movements

Fifth Case of PED Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements

Farmscape for May 23, 2017 Full Interview 13:04 Listen Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED. Last week Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed the province’s 15th case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and the 5th in

DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, May 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $4.43/pig at Conservative Levels and up to $6.14/pig at Aggressive Levels. To illustrate the cost-savings of incorporating DDGS in swine diets, Gowans Feed Consulting has collected the most up to date regional ingredient costs from the U.S. Grains Council and formulated examples of optimized diets with and

Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination Effective in Deactivating Pathogens in Swine Transport Vehicles

Farmscape for May 16, 2017 Full Interview 5:10 Listen A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination is proving to be effective in deactivating pathogens in swine transport trailers but it requires some fine tuning. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc aimed at

Food Processing Offers Potential for Added Strengthening of Canada’s Economy

Farmscape for May 16, 2017 Full Interview 12:09 Listen Farm Credit Canada’s Chief Agricultural Economist says the food processing sector has the opportunity to contribute even more than it already is to Canada’s economic well being. Farm Credit Canada has analyzed the importance of Canada’s food and beverage exports to the Canadian economy. J.P. Gervais,

Multiple Options Available for Enriching Living Space of Pigs

Farmscape for May 15, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says pork producers have a wide range of available options for meeting requirements under Canada’s Pig Code of Practice calling for enrichment of the living space. As part of Canada’s revised Code of Practice for the Care

Strong Pork Demand Fuels Dramatic Improvement in Cash Hog Prices

Farmscape for May 11, 2017 Full Interview 9:21 Listen The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services credits a dramatic turn around in cash hog prices to phenomenal export demand for U.S. pork. Over the past two weeks the U.S. cash market for hogs has recovered dramatically. Tyler Fulton, the Director of Risk Management

Adoption of Technology Key to Maintaining Competitive Positioning

Farmscape for May 10, 2017 Full Interview 6:23 Listen The CEO of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement says the adoption of new technology will be key for Canada’s pork industry to remain competitive while meeting new challenges facing the industry. In partnership with Swine Innovation Porc the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement is examining

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