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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

Joint Canada U.S. Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity and Biocontainment

Clip-Dr. Paul Sundberg-Swine Health Information Centre: Full Interview 9:01 Listen There’s a lot of trade and a lot of movement between Canada and the U.S. It is a North American production system so there are common interests and common goals. Each country is separate and there are separate interests and separate goals as well but,

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

Pork Producers Advised to Lock in Forward Contract Prices

Farmscape for May 12, 2017 Full Interview 9:21 Listen The director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to seize the opportunity to lock in live hog prices by forward contracting a substantial portion of their production. Following counter seasonal declines in cash hog prices during March and April prices have

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

Food Processing One of Canadian Manufacturing’s Economic Bright Spots

Farmscape for May 4, 2017 Full Interview 12:09 Listen Farm Credit Canada reports food processing remains one of the economic bright spots within the Canadian manufacturing sector. Farm Credit Canada has analyzed the importance of Canada’s food and beverage exports to the Canadian economy. The food and beverage sector includes any type of primary farm

Leif Trenholm joins Big Dutchman

Big Dutchman, worldwide leader in pig and poultry production equipment, announces that Leif Trenholm has joined the company’s Pig Business Unit in the role of Sales Manager for Canada. This position is part of Big Dutchman’s continued commitment to the livestock equipment industry in Canada. Leif brings over 19 years of commercial and technical experience

Gilt management: key for succes

It is crucial to know, monitor, and manage the weight of sows. Weight is the key factor in models to predict feed intake, protein deposition, and requirements for energy and protein needed for maintenance and/or litter gain. To maximize sow herd production and as a result the TFE, it is important to have the sows

Hydrovac Technology Reduces Volumes of Water Required to Clean Swine Transport Vehicles

Farmscape for May 2, 2017 Full Interview 8:23 Listen A prototype hydrovac based system has dramatically reduced the volume of water required to remove organic material from swine transport trailers. As part of research underway on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc, engineers with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute have developed a hydrovac based system which

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