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Swine Health Top of Mind Among Producers Across Canada

Farmscape for March 29, 2017 Full Interview 11:58 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says swine health and how we contain the threat posed by newly emerging as well existing disease threats has become a top of mind issue among pork producers. A delegation representing Manitoba Pork visited Guelph last week where members took part

Public Interest in Issues Related Livestock Transportation Builds

Farmscape for March 28, 2017 Full Interview 10:53 Listen The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock. The National Farm Animal Care Council, as a first step toward a planned update of Canada’s Transportation

Improved Communication with Public and Media Top Priority for Agriculture

Farmscape for March 27, 2017 Full Interview 11:58 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says improved communication with the public and with the media has become a top priority within the Canadian pork industry. A delegation representing Manitoba Pork travelled to Guelph last week to take part on Ontario Pork’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. George

Pork Producers Call for Clarity in Animal Care Codes

Farmscape for March 24, 2016 Full Interview 11:58 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers are looking for more clarity as dates approach for final changes to Canada’s new Pig Code of Practice and its incorporation into the Canadian Pork Excellence program. A delegation representing Manitoba Pork travelled to Guelph this week to

Agriculture Fares Well Under New Saskatchewan Budget

Farmscape for March 22, 2017 Full Interview 5:12 Listen The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite higher costs and reduced supports, agriculture fared well under Saskatchewan’s latest provincial budget. The Saskatchewan government unveiled its 2017-2018 provincial budget yesterday. Sask Pork Chair Florian Possberg observes the province ran a significant deficit this past year and, while

Manitoba’s Ban on Winter Manure Spreading to Remain in Effect

Farmscape for March 22, 2017 Full Interview 3:42 Listen Despite media reports that the Manitoba government plans to lift its ban on the winter spreading of livestock manure, the ban will remain in effect. As part of Bill 24, the Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, introduced at the Manitoba Legislature last week, the

Age, Type of Structure, Ventilation Key When Assessing Viability of Barn Renovation

Farmscape for March 21, 2017 Full Interview 8:55 Listen A representative with FGC Construction suggests the age of the barn, its layout and its ventilation will be among key factors to examine when evaluating its suitability for renovation. As part of work being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc Canadian scientists and engineers have

KAP Calls for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers

Farmscape for March 17, 2017 Full Interview 7:28 Listen The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be except from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food. In September the federal government announced that all provinces must have a carbon pricing system in place by the end of 2018

Voices Needed in Canada and U.S. to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free and fair Trade

Farmscape for March 16, 2017 Audio Saskatchewan Listen Brad Wall Iowa House of Representatives Address 10:56 Listen Brad Wall Iowa Senate Address 12:12 Listen Saskatchewan’s Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada U.S. border to speak to the importance of trade. Yesterday the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa

Feeding Trials of Straw Based Feed Supplement for Gestating Sows Now Undeway

Farmscape for March 15, 2017 Full Interview 8:52 Listen Feeding trials of a newly developed straw based feed supplement for gestating sows, designed to increase satiety and reduce fighting over feed in group housing are now underway. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc aimed at increasing sow milk yield

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