Hypor Libra* Shines Brightly

How do you improve on the world’s most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star. By crossing the Hypor Large White with the new Hypor Landrace Triple+, the company geneticists have progressed faster and farther than ever before. The result is the Hypor Libra* (pronounced “Libra Star”), a sow with the

Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed

Farmscape for October 17, 2017 Lawrence MacAulay News Conference 16:29 Listen Canada’s Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers’ access to Europe under CETA. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement came into effect September 21 however, regulations which require the EU health

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market shows Strength, October 16th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week the US hog price moved up, each and every day, going from 54c to 58c lean for 53-54% hogs. The real strength shows when compared to last year. Last year the US marketed 2,305,000 hogs in this weekly time frame, and hogs 53-54% lean were

Free flu clinics for swine workers in Wellington and Dufferin

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is holding free flu clinics for any interested people who work with hogs. Guelph Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit 160 Chancellors Way Guelph, ON N1G 0E1 Tuesday, October 24 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Orangeville     Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit 180 Broadway Ave Orangeville, ON L9W 1K3 Wednesday, October 25   9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Fergus

Greg Wideman from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, AMR from Farm to Fork?: Is There A Smoking Gun?

Some stakeholders have indicated that the linkages between the use of antimicrobials in food producing animals and the exposure of humans to antimicrobial resistant organisms is well documented. On the other hand, the United States Department of Agriculture has stated that there is little scientific evidence that supports these linkages. This sort of cause and

Feeding canola meal or soy expeller at two dietary net energy levels to growing-finishing barrows and gilts

Source: Alberta Agriculture & Forestry Download the complete article Miranda N. Smit, José L. Landero, Malachy G. Young, Eduardo Beltranena •Solvent -extracted canola meal (CM) has relatively low energy value due to high dietary fibre content. • Soy expeller (SE) is now locally produced in Canada and has greater energy value than imported soybean meal.

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 16th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week’s market recap: Cash hogs are up $1.60 for the week. December lean hogs ended the week up $1.50 with weakness on Friday. The hog market saw strength this week despite another large slaughter run this week. Pork cutout ended the week unchanged and near

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russia Road Trip, October 10th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest just completed. Was held at a large complex in downtown Moscow; the site was

Clint Lichty from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Clean Water: A Prerequisite for Pig Health

Dr. Susan Watkins works at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Watkins was invited to share her insights on water line sanitation during an AASV preconference seminar that focused on Raised Without Antibiotic production in pigs. This paper certainly had me thinking that in the pig industry we

Ontario Pork Donates 2,661 Servings of Pork at Premier’s Fall Food Drive

  Yesterday, Ontario Pork staff and board member Chris Cossitt joined other commodities and organizations at the Premier’s Ontario Public Service Fall Food Drive in Toronto, in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank. As part of this cause, Ontario Pork donated 880 lbs of ground pork, which is equivalent to 2,661 adult servings or 5,322