Farmscape for November 3, 2020 Full Interview 11:08 Listen The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says a lot of great work has been done in Canada to reduce risk of exposure to foreign animal disease but we still...
Source: Yorkton this week Lacombe pigs are rather unique among a myriad of swine breeds. To begin with it is the only breed developed in Canada. The breed is also considered critically endangered by Rare Breeds Canada. And, that brings us to Robert...
A sow's performance during lactation is pre-determined by her genotype. Large, late-maturing animals are traditionally better milkers. In sows, milk yield is determined by litter size. Recently, it has been suggested that sows could compete with high-producing dairy cows...
Just when you think you have all the answers, someone changes the questions. That’s true of the rapidly evolving pork business, where keeping up on the latest practices and strategies is a must. To support producers in that effort,...
Farmscape for October 26, 2020 Full Interview 9:55 Listen By focussing on the nutritional needs of the individual sow, pork producers can reduce costs while maintaining optimum performance. Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium 2020, hosted by Sask Pork, will be held virtually...
Farmscape for October 16, 2020 Full Interview 12:53 Listen Research conducted by the University of Saskatchewan shows including low cost high fibre feed ingredients in swine rations can reduce the volume of greenhouse gas output attributed to pork production. Researchers...
Download the complete newsletter Have we finally rounded the corner of what has been one of them most impactful times in a generation? Well, as business thinker Peter Drucker put it, “Trying to predict the future is like trying to...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A month ago, the U.S. hog price had crawled up from the low 40’s to reach 57¢ lean a lb. If we had written we expected 53-54% lean hogs to be 76.52¢ lb....
Farmscape for October 2, 2020 Full Interview 18:29 Listen Research being conducted by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is shedding new light on the mechanisms that result in the loss of fetuses among sows infected by the virus responsible...
Nitrogen, essential element Nitrogen, which is abundant in nature in its gaseous form N2, makes up about 78% of the atmosphere. It is an essential element of living matter, it is one of the major components of the amino acids,...
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