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Productivity Main Focus of Group Sow Housing Design

Farmscape for February 15, 2018 Full Interview 5:52 Listen The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says the more robust the design of the group sow housing system, the fewer problems the producer will have to overcome through management. “Impact of Loose Sow Housing on Production” was discussed last week

Nuscience feed technology enters Canadian market under Biotica brand

Nuscience feed technology enters Canadian market under Biotica brand Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, has announced the introduction of its elite level feed technology suite into the Canadian market, under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc.   The launch of Biotica introduces Nuscience feed technology across

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada – A Strange Marriage

Bob Fraser Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com The ties that bind. The marriage I am referring to is the increasingly strong one between the Quebec and Ontario pork industries. Quebec and Ontario may be separated by language and culture but bound by history and geography, Lower Canada and Upper Canada. Now in the last

Automated Washing of Swine Transport Vehicles Moves Closer to Reality

Farmscape for February 12, 2018 Full Interview 6:04 Listen Scientists and engineers working to automate the washing of swine transportation equipment are preparing to take their effort to the next level. Researchers working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc have modified technology used in excavation which combines high pressure hot water and a vacuum system

Manitoba Swine Seminar Audio Special

Farmscape Manitoba Swine Seminar Audio Special for February 8, 2017 -Mark Fynn, the Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork discusses “PigSAFE-PigCARE Canada: The New CQA-ACA.” Mark Fynn 7:26 Listen -Peter Chapman, a Partner with SKU Foods, discusses “Grocery Store Decision Making: How to get more Pork on the Fork.” Peter

Canadian Pork Sector Has Alternatives if NAFTA Fails

Farmscape for February 7, 2018 Full Interview 8:44 Listen The Manager of Industry and Policy Analysis with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, while Canada’s pork producers and processors remain hopeful the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will conclude successfully, our pork sector has viable alternatives available. Negotiations aimed at updating the

Canadian Pork Council reiterates the importance of trade in front of the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on International Trade

At today’s House of Commons’ Standing Committee on International Trade meeting, Canadian Pork Council (CPC) Second Vice-Chair René Roy outlined how trade plays a vital role in the industry’s prosperity and how it impacts the Canadian economy. “Over 70% of Canadian pork is exported and pork producers are steadfast supporters of initiatives that contribute to

Residents fail to stop Alberta hog expansion

Source: The Western Producer Neighbours worry about the effects on water and odour if a farm expands by 4,100 pigs in Lac Ste. Anne County Despite concerns from more than a dozen neighbours and the county government, a hog producer in north-central Alberta has been given the go-ahead to expand his operation. The Natural Resources

Antimicrobial Use Regulations to Tighten but Antibiotics Still Available

Farmscape for January 23, 2018 Full Interview 7:31 Listen A veterinarian with Prairie Swine Health Services says, despite a planned tightening of regulations governing antibiotic use in livestock, producers will still have access to the products needed to prevent and treat disease. “New Antibiotic Use Guidelines, Regulation and Industry Guidelines” were discussed earlier this month

High Pressure Hot Water and Vacuum Followed by Baking Shown Effective for Cleaning Swine Trailers

Farmscape for January 22, 2018 Full Interview 6:04 Listen A system that uses high pressure water and a vacuum followed by dry heat  is proving effective for cleaning and disinfecting swine transport vehicles. Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc have been developing a system for cleaning and disinfecting swine transport vehicles to reduce

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