2017 Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival Set for Saturday

Full Interview 6:34Listen Farmscape for June 21, 2017 Organizers of the Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival expect to raise about 7,000 dollars this year to fund youth projects.   The Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival is scheduled for Saturday in Kipling.   The event was created five years ago to raise funds to upgrade the local community

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada – Planting & Road Trip

Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bfraser@genesus.com   Ontario has experienced like apparently large parts of North America what most producers would deem a “backward spring” at least from the experiences of the last number of years where we’ve come to believe corn is suppose to go in April. This spring has been

Reducing Water Consumption in Swine Barns: Alternatives for Animal Drinking and Barn Cleaning

Author(s): B. Predicala, A. Alvarado Publication Date: July 12, 2012 Reference: 2011 PSC Annual Report Country: Canada   Summary: More efficient use of water has both economical and environmental implication. Through surveys and reviewing literature it was found that washing pens and drinking nipples were two areas that could see improvements in water usage. Two

Pilot Testing of Canadian Pork Excellence Wraps Up

  Full Interview 9:44Listen Farmscape for June 20, 2017 The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says final adjustments to the new Canadian Pork Excellence Program are now in the works.   Pilot testing the Canadian Pork Council’s Canadian Pork Excellence Program, the Canadian pork industry’s new on farm food safety and animal care

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Mega Producers, Think Globally, Act Locally, June 18 2019

    Genesus as the founding sponsor have in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer the most read swine magazine and e-letter in the United States have jointly initiated the Global Mega Producer program.  The Mega Producer initiative recognizes the 26 Global producers with over 100,000 sows.  As our industry consolidates and becomes more Global with

Lee Whittington of Prairie Swine Centre, Technology provides unlimited opportunity for data collection, June 19 2017

  Precision farming is now a commonly accepted term. In a decade, it has become the standard in pursuit of best management practice. Precision agriculture is a way of thinking about your farm and it is raising the bar for the whole industry on what is possible to measure and thus manage. It includes all

Hog Industry Focusing on Recovery for PED Situation in Canada

    Canada’s pork sector wants to work with federal and provincial government to address the issue of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus in Canada. This was the message Western Canadian hog producers took to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food today. PED causes severe dehydration and diarrhea in pigs. It

Range of Tasks Makes Farming Especially Risky Occupation

  Full Interview 7:14 Listen Farmscape for June 19, 2017 The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Program says the wide variety of tasks to be done on the farm, makes farming one of the more risky occupations.   The Manitoba Farm Safety Program provides safety services free of charge, including training, on farm safety

JBS S.A. Owner Accuses Brazilian President of Corruption

      JBS S.A. owner Joesley Batista was quoted saying the president of Brazil is “the head of the most dangerous criminal organization in Brazil” during an interview with magazine Revista Época on Saturday.   President Michel Temer responded back with an official statement stating: “The government will not be prevented from investigating and

Consistent Pork Quality Assurance Across Regions Critical in International Marketing

Full Interview 6:54 Listen Farmscape for June 16, 2017 The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests, when marketing product to international buyers, it’s critical for production standards in one region be consistent with those in another region.   The Canadian Pork Council has completed pilot testing of Canada’s new on farm food safety and animal care