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The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). The CPC's ASFIPP initiative, titled "Development of a low-cost...
African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to spread in Europe with a recent jump to the south in Italy (Calabria) as well as outbreaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina and bordering Croatia.  Vector control and measures such as quarantine , biosecurity, animal...
Maple Leaf Foods Reports Strong First Quarter Results with 55% Adjusted EBITDA Growth Maple Leaf Foods Inc. ("Maple Leaf Foods" or "the Company") (TSX: MFI) announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024, showcasing impressive year-over-year...
Organic pork processor duBreton, headquartered in Saint-Bernard, Quebec, has announced a new agreement with an animal welfare certified pork producer in Ontario. The company states that this contract is essential to maintain its plant operations at full capacity. duBreton has...
Some European producers have elected to formulate relatively low crude protein diets in an effort to reduce environmental nitrogen excretion (pollution). In addition. lowering crude protein is believed to reduce hind gut fermentation of undigested protein that can increase...
Olymel, a key player in the meat processing industry, has unveiled a strategic restructuring plan aimed at optimizing its operational footprint amidst evolving production trends. This initiative follows the recent announcement of the closure of its Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu plant in...
A partnership made between Schippers Canada and Farmers Depot in 2023, is now resulting in reduced costs which are being passed onto livestock producers through lower retail prices. The companies, which are known for bringing innovation and top tier products...
Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a zoonotic and protozoan parasite that infects more than one-third of the global human population. Warm-blooded animals can act as hosts but only members of the cat family, such as domestic cats, act as...
Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon: In a significant transition for Ro-Main, Jacquelin Labrecque has been appointed as the new CEO of the company, succeeding Serge Labrecque who served as CEO for 25 years. The announcement was made during a private event attended by...
Farmscape for April 4, 2024 Full Interview 8:40 Listen The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council says pig farmers on both sides of the Canada U.S. border are equally disappointed with the restrictive nature and lack of flexibility of...
🐖 Join us for an illuminating episode of "Swine Insights" as we engage in a captivating conversation with Dr. Jeff Bergermann. In this episode, Dr. Bergermann, renowned in the swine industry, takes us on a journey through his background,...
Learn about feeding small cereal grains such as wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale to pigs. This technical information is for commercial pork producers in Ontario. Introduction In the absence of corn, cereal grains such as wheat and barley can be...
The newborn piglet is very dependent on adequate colostrum intake (CI) as a source of passive immunity including antibodies and white blood cells. Colostrum is also an important source of nutrition that helps to maintain body temperature. The amount...
New legislation recognizes important role veterinary technicians play in providing care Today, the Ontario government introduced legislation designed to enhance access to professional animal care. The Enhancing Professional Care for Animals Act would, if passed, pave the way to formalizing the...
Farmscape for March 5, 2024 Full Interview 12:04 Listen The General Manager of Swine Innovation Porc says Swine Cluster 4 brings together over 50 researchers from 13 institutions working collaboratively on 18 pork sector research and knowledge transfer priorities....