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Infrared Barn Inspection Service Expected to Reduce Risk of Barn Fires

Farmscape for October 20, 2017 Full Interview 10:25 Listen The Manitoba Farm Safety Program is confident a new infrared barn inspection service it’s offering will help farmers uncover problems that could lead to barn fires before they occur. In response to a hog barn fire in New Bothwell this past summer the Manitoba Farm Safety

Pork Producers Urged to Express Support for Bill 24

Farmscape for October 18, 2017 Full Interview 7:45 Listen Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government’s “Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act” during public hearings planned for next week. Public hearings into Bill 24, the Manitoba Government’s Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, are scheduled for October

Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed

Farmscape for October 17, 2017 Lawrence MacAulay News Conference 16:29 Listen Canada’s Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers’ access to Europe under CETA. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement came into effect September 21 however, regulations which require the EU health

Farmers Recognize Need to Communicate with Consumers

Farmscape for October 11, 2017 Full Interview 14:05 Listen An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever farmers are listening to consumers when making decisions on whether or not to implement specific technologies. “Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture” will be discussed as part of Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium 2017 November 14 and

Manitoba pork plant suing Toronto recruiter, alleging migrant workers lured away

Source: CBC News Alleges recruiter, former staffer, encouraged workers to breach contracts, take new jobs A Manitoba pork processing plant is suing a Toronto recruiter and former staffer for allegedly misleading foreign workers and persuading them to quit their jobs at the plant to work with companies from which the recruiter allegedly benefited financially. Neepawa’s population grows as pork

Canadian Meat Council Hopeful TPP will Move Forward Without U.S.

Farmscape for October 3, 2017 Full Interview 4:37 Listen The Canadian Meat Council is hopeful the 11 remaining nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will find a way to move forward with the trade agreement without the United States. Since the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership in January there have been a number of

Delta II breaks ground in Manitoba, Topigs Norsvin invests in new central test station with CT scan in Canada

Topigs Norsvin is investing CAD $15 million in a new testing facility in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The new testing facility, Delta II, will test boars of the Z line (dam line) and Tempo (sire line). The new station in Canada has twice the capacity as the original Delta test station in Norway, where

Introducing Panacur Aquasol a new swine dewormer in Canada

Four facts about internal parasites to consider when developing your deworming strategy. Deworming your swine herd is an important part of maximizing productivity and profitability. Here are a few things about swine parasites to help you evaluate your specific deworming protocol.   Four facts about internal parasites to consider when developing your deworming strategy. Deworming

Wim van Berkel of WSTA Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to the Canadian Swine Improvement Program

Western Swine Testing Association (WSTA) general manager Wim van Berkel has been recognized for dedication to improving swine genetics in Canada for the past 20 years. The award was given by the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc for outstanding achievements and contribution to the Canadian Swine Improvement Program.  “One of Wim’s biggest strengths is building relationships with

Prairie Hog Country- August 2017

http://www.prairiehogcountry.com The fourth issue of Prairie Hog Country for 2017 has been sent to press; it will be both uploaded to the online version and in the hands of Canada post next Friday. Included within this edition are the latest updates on the PEDv situation in Manitoba, a informative piece on livestock emergency trailers, coverage

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