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Social Issues Influence Food Buying Choices Among Millennials

Farmscape for December 11, 2017 Full Interview 17:47 Listen An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever social issues are influencing food purchasing decisions, especially among millennials. “Producer verses Consumer Perceptions on Production, Health and Welfare and Technology” was among the topics discussed last month as part of Saskatchewan Pork Industry

Connect OnFarm enters new chapter of advancing farming success

Connect OnFarm started out four years ago as a new company with a strong grass roots focus on farmer relationships and fresh approaches to support livestock operations with innovative feed and nutrition programs. Today the advancing company, based in Lethbridge, Alta., and serving major farming operations both north and south of the border, is preparing

Canadian Meat Council Applauds Agreement with China to Expand Canadian Pork and Beef Exports

Farmscape for December 5, 2017 Full Interview 7:16 Listen The Canadian Meat Council is applauding news that Canada and China have agreed to a deal that will allow Canadian meat producers to export bone-in beef and fresh chilled beef and pork products to China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday from China an agreement that

Combination of Factors Influence Welfare During Transport

Farmscape for December 4, 2017 Full Interview 8:59 Listen An Assistant Professor in Swine Behavior with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says a range of factors working in combination will influence the welfare of swine as they are transported from one location to another. Changes related to transport being proposed to Canada’s Health of

New Hypor Managing Director brings a wealth of experience

If it’s true that experience is the best teacher, the new Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Business Unit Swine (Hypor) goes to the head of the class. Following the appointment that Raf Beeren becomes Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics’ Business Unit Turkeys, Hypor is pleased to appoint Luis Prieto Garcia as Managing Director of the

Full Adoption of Canadian Pork Excellence Expected by 2021

Farmscape for November 28, 2017 Full Interview 9:31 Listen The Canadian Pork Council expects all of Canada’s pork producers to be operating under its new on farm food safety and animal care program by the end of 2021. The Canadian Pork Council is completing the final updates of its new on farm food safety and

Prairie Hog Country- December 2017/January 2018

  The last issue of Prairie Hog Country in 2017 has gone to press, the on line and tangible issue will be released December 1st. Look for coverage on Sask Pork Symposium, Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop, update on why UK farmers can’t stand still, some interesting wild pigs plus much much more. Thanks for

Full Rollout of Canadian Pork Excellence Expected to Begin in January 2019

Farmscape for November 15, 2017 Full Interview 5:07 Listen Canadian Pork Excellence, Canada’s new on-farm food safety and animal care assurance program is expected to be ready for rollout out by the end of next year. The rollout of PigSafe Canada and PigCare Canada, the primary components of Canada’s new on-farm food safety and animal

Canadian Meat Council Applauds Progress in Pacific Rim Trade Discussions

Farmscape for November 13, 2017 Full Interview 5:30 Listen The Canadian Meat Council is applauding progress in efforts to reach a new 11 nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. Representatives of 11 of the 12 original Trans-Pacific Partnership member nations have been working to salvage an agreement since the United States withdrew in January. Negotiators

Quality Based Grading Expected to Set New Pork Quality Standard

Farmscape for November 10, 2017 Full Interview 8:04 Listen Canada Pork International says Quality Based Meat Grading offers an opportunity to earn greater premiums in specialized markets. Canada Pork International, in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc, is developing a pork grading system focused on meat quality attributes such as meat color, texture and intramuscular marbling.

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