Net Energy Content of Canola Meal and Full-Fat Canola Seeds in Swine

C. Montoya & P.  Leterme The project aimed to estimate the net energy (NE) content of canola meal (CM) and full-fat canola seeds (FFCS) in swine and to validate these values, through growth studies using diets containing graded levels of CM or FFCS. No difference in average daily gain and feed conversion ratio was observed

Cost Key to Deciding Whether to Renovate or Rebuild

  Full Interview 9:41Listen  Farmscape for August 22, 2017 A Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says cost is one of the biggest factors influencing the decisions of pork producers considering the move to group sow housing.   “Building New or Renovation: What’s to Consider” will be among the topics discussed as part of a

Study: Trailer Floors Posed the Highest Risk of Microbial Contamination

Proper washing and disinfection of swine transport trailers is an important step in maintaining biosecurity. This study examined the feasibility of using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence as a rapid and effective swine trailer cleanliness assessment tool. Samples were taken from newly-cleaned, dry trailers using an ATP swab by swabbing an area of 10 cm x

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Visit with Wens Group, August 21 2017

Pork Commentary, August 14th 2017 Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc.   Visit with Wens Group   This past week we visited with Global Mega Producer Wens Group of China.  Wens are a Genesus Genetic Customer. Wens is number two on the 2017 Global Mega Producer List with one million sows.  They expect to surpass Number 1

U of G Researchers Receive Grant to Convert Agri-Food Waste into Energy

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University of Guelph projects, ranging from converting agri-food waste into energy to improving health of young children, received more than $630,000 in federal funds today. Engineering professor Emily Chiang and Animesh Dutta, along with Shohel Mahmud, will be studying how to efficiently convert agri-food waste into energy Five U of G projects will receive funding

Support within U.S. Key to Successful NAFTA Renegotiation

Full Interview 14:18 Listen  Farmscape for August 21, 2017 The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says strong American support for NAFTA, particularly within the agricultural community, will play an important role in the renegotiation of agreement.   Canadian, U,S. and Mexican negotiators completed the first round of talks yesterday aimed at revamping

Introducing Panacur Aquasol a new swine dewormer in Canada

Four facts about internal parasites to consider when developing your deworming strategy. Deworming your swine herd is an important part of maximizing productivity and profitability. Here are a few things about swine parasites to help you evaluate your specific deworming protocol.   Four facts about internal parasites to consider when developing your deworming strategy. Deworming

Schippers Canada Ltd. announces alliance with Farmers Farmacy

      The Grand Valley Fortifiers (GVF) group of companies is pleased to announce a new alliance that has been formed between Schippers Canada Ltd. and Farmers Farmacy® (a company within the GVF group of companies). Launching on September 1st, 2017, Farmers Farmacy® will become the master distributor of the MS Schippers’ HyCare™ focus

Call to Compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition

Participants wishing to compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition, November 4, 2017 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, are reminded that the deadline to register is September 30 at midnight. The topics for 2017 are: •Working in agriculture is more than just farming. •Does digital farming have a place in

New Era Kicks Off with Western Expansion of Farmers Farmacy

      A new era in farm retail featuring the latest in convenient online shopping services and direct-to-farm delivery options has rolled out across the Canadian prairies with the western expansion of Farmers Farmacy. The pioneering e-commerce driven brand, previously available only in Ontario and the Maritimes, now offers full service to farmers across