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Researchers Identify Strategies For Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows

  Full Interview 12:24 Listen    Farmscape for September 21, 2017 A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says a range of strategies have been shown effective for reducing aggression among group housed sows.   In response to Canadian Pig Code of Practice changes which will require gestating sows to be housed in groups, researchers

Canadian Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Canadian Dollar

  The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar. Earlier this month the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by one quarter percent, the second quarter percent increase in less than two months stimulating an

Daily Market Outlook

    Daily Market Outlook Report Tue, September 19, 2017 Yesterday CME Constructed (201) price was: $62.27 Compared to the previous day, the price is down $1.31 Yesterday average Exchange rate was: 1.2238 Yesterday 100% formula price was: $137.58 ckg DW Yesterday daily US hog volume was: 451,000 head Compared to 450,000 head this time

More than 2,000 People Attend Breakfast on the Farm

  On Saturday, September 16, approximately 2,000 people, including 150 volunteers, attended the popular Breakfast on the Farm, which was held at Maplevue Farms – The Johnston Family who operate a dairy farm in Listowel, Ontario. Coordinated by Farm and Food Care Ontario, Breakfast on the Farm gives people a unique opportunity to visit a

Daily Market Outlook Report

    Yesterday CME Constructed (201) price was: $63.58 Compared to the previous day, the price is down $0.99 Yesterday average Exchange rate was: 1.2182 Yesterday 100% formula price was: $139.84 ckg DW Yesterday daily US hog volume was: 626,000 head Compared to 834,000 head this time last week We also know that: The CME

Protecting What You Have

The reminders of the spread of PEDv across Manitoba the past 5 months remind us just how fragile our systems can be to external challenges. Current market prices and forward contracts have given us a well needed breather as an industry to rebuild/refurbish our farms and fix balance sheets. Is that current financial success holding

Manitoba Pork Expands Swine Disease Management Team

Full Interview 12:22Listen  Manitoba Pork has expanded its swine health management team.   In an effort to enhance response to disease threats Manitoba Pork has created the new position of Manager of Swine Health Programs.   Jenelle Hamblin brings to the position a background in animal production and microbiology and she has worked in the

Canada’s Agriculture Minister Takes NAFTA Message to New Orleans

Audio ManitobaListen  Audio SaskatchewanListen  Lawrence MacAulay Statement 3:03Listen    Canada’s Minister of Agriculture took his message of the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement to New Orleans last week. Canada’s Agriculture Minister travelled to New Orleans last week where he delivered a keynote address to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Daily Market Outlook

  Fri, September 15, 2017 Yesterday CME Constructed (201) price was: $64.57 Compared to the previous day, the price is down $1.14 Yesterday average Exchange rate was: 1.2198 Yesterday 100% formula price was: $142.23 ckg DW Yesterday daily US hog volume was: 450,000 head Compared to 448,000 head this time last week We also know

Ontario Pork: Daily Market Outlook

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Daily Market Outlook Report Thu, September 14, 2017 Yesterday CME Constructed (201) price was: $65.71 Compared to the previous day, the price is down $1.33 Yesterday average Exchange rate was: 1.2187 Yesterday 100% formula price was: $144.63 ckg DW Yesterday daily US hog volume was: 450,000 head Compared to 442,000 head this time last week

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