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Hypor Libra: Greater Gains with Less Labor

The expression “time is money” is especially true for pork producers, because time and money are the two things that are always in short supply; or at least, they used to be. Thanks to the new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra Star) sow, which achieves excellence in piglet quality, mothering ability and sow longevity, producers can

Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan Applauds Focus of Canadian Agricultural Partnership on Building Trust in Agriculture

Farmscape for February 16, 2018 Full Interview 9:30 Listen Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan is applauding the new focus that will be placed on educating the public about agriculture and building consumer trust in the food supply as part of the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Earlier this week, as Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay outlined

Programs to Strengthen Public Trust in Agriculture to Highlight Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Farmscape for February 15, 2018 MacAulay Announcement 14:53 Listen Canada’s Minister of Agriculture says programs designed to strengthen the public’s trust in agriculture will be among the new priorities as the sector transitions to next Agricultural Policy Framework. The federal Agriculture Minister, joined by farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth, observed Agriculture Day

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Ready for April 1 Launch

Farmscape for February 14, 2018 MacAulay Announcement 14:53 Listen Canada’s Agriculture Minister says the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership will be ready to move forward on April 1st. Canada’s Agriculture Minister celebrated Agriculture Day in Canada yesterday alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth in Ottawa, where he outlined details of the six federal

Time Will Tell Whether PED Can Be Eliminated from Manitoba

Farmscape for February 13, 2018 Full Interview 7:25 Listen An Animal Health Surveillance Veterinarian with Manitoba Agriculture says time will tell whether PED will ultimately be eliminated from Manitoba. Last April the first of what would grow to 80 cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, becoming the largest animal disease outbreak in the province in 30

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Optimistic on NAFTA

Farmscape for February 12, 2018 Full Interview 5:55 Listen Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture remains optimistic that support from within the United States for the North American Free Trade Agreement will result in a mutually beneficial agreement being reached. Manitoba’s Agriculture Minister discussed a range of issues last week in Winnipeg, including trade, when he addressed

Manitoba Swine Seminar Audio Special, February 9th 2018

Farmscape Manitoba Swine Seminar Audio Special for February 9, 2017 -Dr. Qiang Zhang, a professor with the University of Manitoba discusses “Odour and the Barn.” Dr. Qiang Zhang 5:44 Listen -Cam McGavin, the General Manager of Topigs Norsvin Canada, discusses “Building a Barn: Moving Through the Process.” Cam McGavin 10:31 Listen -Dr. Neal Matthews, an

Renewed Confidence Expected to Create Period of Reinvestment in Manitoba Swine Sector

Farmscape for February 8, 2018 Full Interview 10:30 Listen The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says a combination of factors have come together to justify a period of reinvestment in the province’s pork sector. “Manitoba Swine Industry, a New era Begins” was discussed yesterday in Winnipeg as part of the 2018 Manitoba Swine Seminar. Andrew

Olymel S.E.C./ L.P. Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Olymel S.E.C./ L.P., an Alberta, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 4,618 pounds of raw intact pork products because the products were imported from Canada and not presented for import re-inspection upon entry into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw intact pork products were

Canadian Livestock Producers To Receive Tax Relief

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Halifax news release The Government of Canada today released the final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2017 due to drought, flood or excess moisture conditions. On November 6, 2017, the Government of Canada announced the initial list of designated regions in British Columbia,

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