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Dedicated Cull Sow Transport Equipment Expected to Reduce Risk of PED Movement

  PEDv Telephone Town Hall 48:10   Farmscape for July 20, 2017 Manitoba Agriculture is hopeful the use of dedicated swine transportation equipment to move cull sows will help reduce the potential for spreading PED.   Since the end of April 59 Manitoba swine operations have been confirmed infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea.   Dr.

Canadian Meat Processors Pres for Resolution of Unresolved Technical Issues un CETA

  Full Interview 7:22Listen  Farmscape for July 20, 2017 The Canadian Meat Council is hopeful a key technical barrier blocking the export of Canadian pork into Europe can be resolved prior to the implementation of Canada’s new free trade agreement with the European Union.   September 21 has been set as the implementation date for

DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, June 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $5.29/pig at Conservative Levels and up to $7.38/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

Higher Interest Rates Stronger Dollar Weaken Canadian Pork Industry Profits

    Full Interview 9:57 Listen  Farmscape for July 19, 2017 The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says indications of rising interest rates in Canada and the impact that’s having on the value of the Canadian dollar is taking a bite out of the profits for Canadian pork producers.   On July

Hypor Magnus Boar Scores High on Maple Leaf Foods’ Monthly Index Rankings

Pork producers that use the Hypor Magnus Duroc on their operations held 58 of the top 120 rankings on the Hams Marketing index for pigs shipped to Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon, Canada, during 2016. “Having so many of the top indexing farms using the Magnus is very significant,” says Hypor Sales Manager, Carl Esau.

Joint Statement of Canada and Mexico Regarding Bilateral Agriculture Meetings

  Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, José Calzada, issued the following statement at the conclusion of their bilateral meeting which took place in Calgary, Alberta on July 13, 2017. Canada and Mexico are committed to creating a more integrated North American

Swine Barn Workers Coping with PED Urged to Reach Out for Support

  Full Interview 9:32 Listen  Farmscape for July 11, 2017 Swine industry workers coping with the emotional stress involved in dealing with the devastation caused by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea are being encouraged to reach out for support.   Since the end of April over 50 Manitoba swine farms have been confirmed infected with Porcine Epidemic

Olymel Invests $2 Million in its Red Deer Plant for Sausage Production for the Western Canadian Market

  Olymel management is announcing an investment of $2 million to convert a section of its pork processing plant in Red Deer, Alberta. The investment aims to equip the plant to manufacture fresh sausages for the Western Canadian market. This new processing activity will require modernized refrigeration facilities as well as new equipment in a

Interest in Hydraulic Swine Transport Trailer Designs Builds in Canada

Full Interview 13:29 Listen  Farmscape for July 7, 2017 A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre reports interest in the newer hydraulic trailer designs is increasing across Canada. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc aimed at automating the cleaning and disinfection of swine transport equipment to improve

Canadians Have Increased Their Protein Consumption, But Not Enough

    Results from the newest Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) report Canadians are consuming more of their calories from protein than they did over a decade ago. Fat consumption amongst adults increased slightly and there was a small decline in carbohydrates consumption.   According to Dr. David Ma, PhD, Department of Human Health and

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