Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan Applauds Focus of Canadian Agricultural Partnership on Building Trust in Agriculture

Farmscape for February 16, 2018 Full Interview 9:30 Listen Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan is applauding the new focus that will be placed on educating the public about agriculture and building consumer trust in the food supply as part of the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Earlier this week, as Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay outlined

Programs to Strengthen Public Trust in Agriculture to Highlight Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Farmscape for February 15, 2018 MacAulay Announcement 14:53 Listen Canada’s Minister of Agriculture says programs designed to strengthen the public’s trust in agriculture will be among the new priorities as the sector transitions to next Agricultural Policy Framework. The federal Agriculture Minister, joined by farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth, observed Agriculture Day

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Ready for April 1 Launch

Farmscape for February 14, 2018 MacAulay Announcement 14:53 Listen Canada’s Agriculture Minister says the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership will be ready to move forward on April 1st. Canada’s Agriculture Minister celebrated Agriculture Day in Canada yesterday alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth in Ottawa, where he outlined details of the six federal

Time Will Tell Whether PED Can Be Eliminated from Manitoba

Farmscape for February 13, 2018 Full Interview 7:25 Listen An Animal Health Surveillance Veterinarian with Manitoba Agriculture says time will tell whether PED will ultimately be eliminated from Manitoba. Last April the first of what would grow to 80 cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, becoming the largest animal disease outbreak in the province in 30

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mexico Trip Report, February 12th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output. Our Observations:   Mexico’s hog price is very good at significantly higher price than US

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, FEbruary 12th 2018

Market Commentary: Friday, February 9/18 Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading lower in all months. Moderate selling activity has developed at midday, breaking away from the mixed trade seen over the last two days. Prices have quickly seen moderate price erosion as the softness in cash and

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Optimistic on NAFTA

Farmscape for February 12, 2018 Full Interview 5:55 Listen Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture remains optimistic that support from within the United States for the North American Free Trade Agreement will result in a mutually beneficial agreement being reached. Manitoba’s Agriculture Minister discussed a range of issues last week in Winnipeg, including trade, when he addressed

Managing Winter Ventilation

One small difference when it comes to winter ventilation, is that for a period of time, in late fall and also in early spring, staff need to be more vigilant on a day to day basis to ensure room temperature fluctuations are kept to a minimum. This usually means daily vigilance monitoring first and second stage ventilation fans and either installing or

Manitoba Swine Seminar Audio Special, February 9th 2018

Farmscape Manitoba Swine Seminar Audio Special for February 9, 2017 -Dr. Qiang Zhang, a professor with the University of Manitoba discusses “Odour and the Barn.” Dr. Qiang Zhang 5:44 Listen -Cam McGavin, the General Manager of Topigs Norsvin Canada, discusses “Building a Barn: Moving Through the Process.” Cam McGavin 10:31 Listen -Dr. Neal Matthews, an

Renewed Confidence Expected to Create Period of Reinvestment in Manitoba Swine Sector

Farmscape for February 8, 2018 Full Interview 10:30 Listen The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says a combination of factors have come together to justify a period of reinvestment in the province’s pork sector. “Manitoba Swine Industry, a New era Begins” was discussed yesterday in Winnipeg as part of the 2018 Manitoba Swine Seminar. Andrew