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Achieving Target Temperatures Key Challenge When Using Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination

Farmscape for May 25, 2017 Full Interview 5:10 Listen A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says the biggest challenge, when using heat to kill diseases causing pathogens in swine transport trailers, is ensuring all surfaces reach a high enough temperature to kill the organisms. As part of research being conducted on behalf of

PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data in Tracking Swine Disease Outbreaks

Farmscape for May 24, 2017 Full Interview 7:40 Listen PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks. Since July 2014, under Canada’s Health of Animals Act in support of swine traceability, both the shipper and receiver of swine are required to report animal movements

Series of PED in Manitoba Prompt Regional Approach to Biosecurity

Farmscape for May 19, 2017 Full Interview 13:04 Listen In response to a series of PED outbreaks in Manitoba, swine health officials are encouraging minimal animal movement and limited contact with swine operations in the affected area. Since April 30, several Manitoba swine herds within close proximity of one another have been confirmed infected by

Farm and Food Discovery Centre More Interactive and Curriculum Focussed

Farmscape for May 17, 2017 Full Interview 10:19 Listen The Manager of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says, in keeping with the facility’s focus on capturing the attention of school aged children, the centre has become more interactive and developed curriculum based programming. The University of Manitoba’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm

Improved Canola Varieties and Processing Techniques Boost Value of Canola Meal in Swine Rations

Farmscape for May 9, 2017 Full Interview 5:16 Listen A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests improved canola varieties and modern processing techniques have made canola meal a much more viable source of protein for nursery pig rations. Canola meal is the second most popular source of protein for swine rations. Dr. Martin Nyachoti,

Code Changes Impact Approach to Piglet Management

Farmscape for May 8, 2017 Full Interview 8:22 Listen A Research Scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says changes to Canada’s Pig Code of Practice have resulted in changes to the timing of processing procedures for newly born piglets. As part of Canada’s revised Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs pork

Quick Identification and Response Limits Risk for Potential for Spread of PED

Farmscape for May 5, 2017 Full Interview 4:26 Listen Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer says quick action in identifying the province’s latest case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea will help limit any potential for neighboring farms to become infected. On Tuesday Manitoba’s 11th case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea was confirmed on a sow operation in southeast Manitoba.

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

Effort to Automate Swine Transport Vehicle Washing Moves to Next Phase

Farmscape for April 28, 2017 Full Interview 6:19 Listen An effort to automate the cleaning and disinfection of swine transport vehicles is about to move into the next phase. A team of engineers and scientists, working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc, is preparing to move into phase three of an initiative to adapt hydrovac

New Canadian On Farm Pork Quality and Animal Care Assurance Program Keeps Pace with Competition

Farmscape for April 27, 2017 Full Interview 7:21 Listen The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says Canada’s new on farm pork quality and animal welfare assurance program matches and exceeds those being offered in other countries. The Canadian Pork Council’s new on farm food safety and animal care assurance

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