PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data in Tracking Swine Disease Outbreaks

Farmscape for May 24, 2017 Full Interview 7:40 Listen PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks. Since July 2014, under Canada’s Health of Animals Act in support of swine traceability, both the shipper and receiver of swine are required to report animal movements

Field Testing of an Air Filtration System for a Pig Transport Trailer B.Z. Predicala

Farmscape for May 24, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth. Revisions to Canada’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs require pork producers to provide multiple

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher, May 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The latest data we have on U.S pork exports is March (227,955 metric tons) which was 16% higher then the same month last year.  March topped the previous monthly high set in November 2016.  A U.S dollar decline that we are seeing currently should support U.S pork exports

Weaned pigs fed various classes of wheat performed equally

Author(s): Ruurd T. Zijlstra, David Overend, David R. Hickling, P. Howard Simmins, and John F. Patience Publication Date: January 1, 2002 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre 2002 Annual Research Report Country: Canada   Summary: Summary Feed processing and nutritional quality for CPS and Durum wheats have traditionally been expected to be lower than for Hard Red

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown from the University of Missouri, May 22nd 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Fed cattle were down for the week coming off of very high prices a couple of weeks ago. We are down for the week on feeder cattle $1 to $4 , feeder calves were steady to $3 lower. Choice beef cutout was up over $4 this

Series of PED in Manitoba Prompt Regional Approach to Biosecurity

Farmscape for May 19, 2017 Full Interview 13:04 Listen In response to a series of PED outbreaks in Manitoba, swine health officials are encouraging minimal animal movement and limited contact with swine operations in the affected area. Since April 30, several Manitoba swine herds within close proximity of one another have been confirmed infected by

Farm and Food Discovery Centre More Interactive and Curriculum Focussed

Farmscape for May 17, 2017 Full Interview 10:19 Listen The Manager of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says, in keeping with the facility’s focus on capturing the attention of school aged children, the centre has become more interactive and developed curriculum based programming. The University of Manitoba’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Cash Hog Price Continues to Rise, May 15th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S Hog Producers are getting the benefit of rapidly rising prices.  In the last week 53-54% hogs went from 62.50 to 69.94.  A gain of $15 U.S per head.  The market has added nearly $25 a head in the last two weeks.  We expect lean hogs continue to

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, May 15th 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading higher in all months although overall trade volume remains light midday, and will likely remain sluggish through the rest of the session. The light end of week buying is moving summer and fall contracts higher as is spillover support from

Mike Brumm Commentary, Canadian vs US sow herd productivity, May 10th 2017

A few weeks ago I reviewed the MetaFarms 2016 wean-finish growth data. Today I want to take a look at MetaFarms comparison of Canadian vs US sow herd productivity for 2016. The MetaFarms sow performance data for 2016 is based on data for 613.8 thousand females (10.3% of the June 1, 2016 USDA estimated breeding