Canadian and American Pork Producers Recognize Value of Trade

Full Interview 11:30Listen      Farmscape for February 21, 2017 The Chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers on both sides of the Canada U.S. border recognize the value of trade and value the essence of free trade. Last week trade was among the items on the agenda as pork industry representatives gathered in Minneapolis

Changing Attitudes to Animal Welfare Increasingly Reflected in Behaviour

  Full Interview 8:07 Listen  Farmscape for February 21, 2017 A Professor with the University of Melbourne says consumers are becoming more involved in animal welfare issues and that involvement is starting to have a greater impact on their behaviour. “How Public Attitudes Predict Community Behaviours” was discussed earlier this month as part of the

Canadian Businesses Advised to Pay Attention to Changing U.S. Trade Conditions

Farmscape for February 17, 2017 Full Interview 11:04 Listen Canadian business that have dealings with customers in the U.S. are being advised to pay close attention to changes on the trade front. The seminar “What’s in it for U.S. eh?” which will be hosted February 28 by the World Trade Centre Winnipeg will look at

Coordinated Canada U.S. Approach Needed for Dealing with Swine Disease

Farmscape for February 16, 2017 Full Interview 11:31 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests the Canadian and U.S. pork industries can best address the risks posed by swine disease and prepare for the potential introduction of a foreign animal disease outbreak by working together. On Tuesday pork industry representatives gathered in Minneapolis for the

The Importance of Nitrogen for Growth

After energy, protein is the second most expensive nutrient in swine rations but utilization tends to be low.  Retention of dietary nitrogen in pigs ranges from 30% to 60% of intake with much of this inefficiency the result of catabolism of excess amino acid/protein intake or unbalanced amino acid supply.  This catabolism represents an energetic

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Bacon Shortage? February 13th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Over the last few years, the demand for Bacon in the North American market has greatly increased. Bacon on burgers, Bacon in all day breakfast programs such as McDonalds, Bacon on everything. What has that meant to US pork cut-outs? Below is some historical values.   As you

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, February 13th 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading higher in all months on short covering as traders focus on the moderate market pullback seen yesterday. There is likely to be some additional follow through support developing in all hog futures as commercial support remains firm. The firm support

Livestock Producers Encouraged to Use Available Tools to Demonstrate Commitment to Animal Welfare

Farmscape for February 13, 2017 Full Interview 10:36 Listen The President of the Ag and Food Exchange is encouraging livestock producers to use the tools they have available to demonstrate the emphasis they place on animal welfare. Social media has dramatically increased the level of discussions surrounding livestock production. Geraldine Auston, the President of the

Right Facility Design Right People Key to Successful Conversion to Group Housing

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Farmscape for February 8, 2017 Full Interview 7:03 Listen The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says a successful transition from conventional to group sow housing requires the right facilities and the right people. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc, a multidisciplinary team of

Pork Producers Hope for Limited Change in Hog and Pork Movements under NAFTA Renegotiation

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Farmscape for February 7, 2017 Full Interview 6:58 Listen The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board remains hopeful the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will have a limited impact on the movement of live hogs and pork across the Canada U.S. border. U.S. President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States