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Olymel’s workforce is growing, and once again they are welcoming new team members not only to Cornwall, but to Ontario and Canada as well. A group of 11 workers from Mexico have arrived in Cornwall and have started their integration...
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures ended higher on Friday as the market moved up toward cash prices, analysts said. Canada no longer among best countries for retirement in one of worst years ever to retire Canada no longer among best...
Farmscape for September 9, 2022 Full Interview 19:43 Listen The Manager of the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network says adjusting the fibre content of the feed appears to address the problem of sow mortality resulting from excess intake...
Some animal welfare advocates argue that the permanent confinement of sows in farrowing crates will limit the sow’s freedom of movement and the ability to show typical species appropriate behaviour. They further argue that permanent confinement increases the risk...
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Cystitis is an inflammation of the urinary bladder. This infection is often the result of an ascending bacterial infection. The condition is often subclinical in pigs...
Farmscape for August 17, 2022 Full Interview 7:47 Listen The Veterinary Counselor with the Canadian Pork Council says the threat of foreign animal disease introduction posed by wild pigs has stimulation interest in bringing their populations under control. The...
Swine Innovation Porc’s (SIP) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Ramage to the position of General Manager, effective August 15, 2022. “We are excited about SIP’s future and look forward to the continued development of...
Tail biting has continued to be a problem that occurs in pig production despite an increase in our knowledge of techniques that can be used to prevent tail biting. Still a major “pain in the butt” on some farms...
Farmscape for July 29, 2022 Full Interview 12:02 Listen The Veterinary Counselor with the Canadian Pork Council says Canada U.S. zoning arrangements form a critical tool to facilitate the cross-border movement of livestock while guarding against the spread of...
African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) is most often described as being highly contagious and causing virulent disease with very high mortality. The fact of the matter is that ASFV is not highly contagious. It certainly is contagious but only...
Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin Business Development team. In February of 2022, Tassi Edwards joined the Topigs Norsvin team on a part time basis providing technical  assistance at several of our multiplication sites in Ontario. After excelling at this position,...
The Canadian pig genetics company Alliance Genetics Canada and the Danish pig genetics company DanBred have entered into a valuable collaboration to establish DanBred Canada. The same trusted partner you already know, but now with more than 120 years of...
Brazilian food company BRF received approval to ship pork to Canada, according to a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday, as Canada opens up for more Brazilian meat imports. It is the second Canadian authorization granted to BRF this year....
The level of contamination with mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol (DON, "vomitoxin") can vary from year to year depending on field management, growing conditions and grain storage. Pigs are quite sensitive to the toxicity of DON. Toxic levels of DON...
Farmscape for July 15, 2022 Full Interview 12:47 Listen An increased detection of Porcine circovirus Type 2 identified in the U.S. in June has captured the attention of the Swine Health Information Center. The Swine Health Information Center's monthly...