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Innovative ideas ‘push the envelope’ at 2017 AFAC Livestock Care Conference

What forces are shaping the future of farm animal care? How can producers keep profitable and sustainable while meeting new expectations? What are the ideas and opportunities ‘pushing the envelope’ to help Alberta’s livestock industries on the path of continual improvement? These questions and others were the focus at a packed-house 2017 Livestock Care Conference,

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

Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition Attracts Full Slate of Entries

Farmscape for March 23, 2017 Full Interview 4:49 Listen The Events Coordinator with the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba reports the 2017 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition has attracted a full slate of entries. The 2017 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition is slated for Wednesday March 29, at Brandon’s Keystone Centre. The

Scope of New Flu Virus in Pigs Expands

Farmscape for March 22, 2017 Full Interview 8:01 Listen The scope of a new strain of flu in pigs has shown signs of expanding. The primary influenza season typically runs from late October, early November until about early April. Dr. Susan Detmer, a veterinary pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, says over the

DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, March 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $5.13/pig at Conservative Levels and Over $7/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 without

Interest in Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Program Builds

Farmscape for March 20, 2017 Full Interview 9:05 Listen The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports producer interest in a program to assist with the purchase of needle-free injection and euthanasia equipment has been building. The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board, in partnership with the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan through Growing Forward 2, is offering up

Elanco launches Component® TE-G with Tylan® In Canada!

Elanco Canada recently announced the launch of Component TE-G with Tylan to its extensive range of implant products available in Canada. Product has arrived and is now available for sale. “With the addition of TE-G with Tylan to our Component product portfolio, all Elanco implants now have the Tylan pellet.  It is our Tylan pellet

Pork Producers Hope for Indication of Government Stand on Hog Barn Construction by Summer

Farmscape for March 14, 2017 Full Interview 10:09 Listen Manitoba’s pork producers are hoping to have a clearer indication by summer of what changes the provincial government is prepared to consider in order to speed up the approval process for new hog barn construction. It’s estimated at least another million hogs per year are needed

Saskatchewan Premier to Travel to Iowa to Promote Importance of Canada U.S. Trade

Farmscape for March 14, 2017 Brad Wall Scrum 15:09 Listen Saskatchewan’s Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the U.S. federal administration and within the state capitals. As part of Canada Day at the Capitol organized by the Consulate

Interest in Building New Hog Barns in Manitoba Builds

Farmscape for March 10, 2017 Full Interview 10:09 Listen The Manager of Sustainable Development Programs with Manitoba Pork reports there’s interest in building new hog barns coming in from right across the province. To restore the province’s hog production to levels that would allow Manitoba’s pork processors to move closer to capacity Manitoba Pork is

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