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Farmscape for May 25, 2022 Full Interview 5:48 Listen An antimicrobial use benchmarking project will allow Saskatchewan's pork producers to compare their on-farm use of antibiotics to others in the province and across Canada. A first of its kind...
Preventing the spread of wild pigs in Ontario is an important opportunity for Ontario. Wild pigs are considered one of the most damaging invasive species in North America and have been called an ‘ecological train wreck’ for the sheer damage...
Farmscape for May 20, 2022 Full Interview 14:20 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says, for the first time, we can see the prospects on the horizon for a commercially available African Swine Fever vaccine....
Farmscape for May 19, 2022 Full Interview 12:17 Listen An Associate Professor with the University of Saskatchewan says wild pigs are easily the most destructive invasive large mammal on the plant. Manitoba Pork, in partnership with the federal and provincial...
Farmscape for May 18, 2022 Full Interview 7:21 Listen Pork producers around the world are expected to be the main beneficiaries of research aimed at developing new subunit vaccines to protect pigs from Lawsonia intracellularis. Researchers with the Western...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics British Pig & Poultry Fair Report Last week we attended the British Pig & Poultry Fair held in Stoneleigh Park, England. Our report: This was the first Pig & Poultry Fair in four years due...
There are a number of zoonotic infectious diseases that have the ability to cross from animals to humans and humans to animals. “Zoonotic spillover” describes the transmission of a pathogen from a vertebrate animal to a human. Examples of Zoonotic...
Sask Pork is undertaking a first-of-its-kind in Saskatchewan benchmarking project, thanks to funding from the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF). Sask Pork will receive $150,000 over three years to evaluate antibiotic use on Saskatchewan hog farms. “We are so pleased to...
Farmscape for May 10, 2022 Full Interview 9:50 Listen A new Manitoba Pork initiative is encouraging the public to assist in the task of identifying populations of wild pigs. Manitoba Pork, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments,...
Former top hockey goalie Kris Westblom joins CBS Bio Platforms helping farmers transition to a new era  As farmers face-off against new challenges to raise livestock profitably and sustainably, they’ll have a new ally helping them shut-out top obstacles and...
Last week we attended the National Swine Congress of Mexico held at Barceló Maya Riviera a grand resort located south of Cancún in the Riviera Maya. This coming week we will be at the British Pig and Poultry Fair in...
Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus (Strep zoo) is most commonly identified as a commensal bacterium of horses. Strep zoo was first reported as a severe clinical disease in swine in Canada in the spring of 2019.  This Manitoba case occurred...
Farmscape for May 6, 2022 Sask Pork Spring Seminar Series 51:17 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging the livestock sector to reach out to local fire departments to help ensure they are prepared to deal with livestock transportation emergencies. "Livestock...
Source: CBC About 2,000 hogs died after primary and backup power sources failed at barn near Kola, HyLife says Thousands of pigs died after the barns where they were housed lost power during an April storm in Manitoba. Manitoba-based hog production company HyLife said...
Farmscape for May 4, 2022 Full Interview 7:50 Listen The Director of Saskatchewan Agriculture's Emergency Response and Inspection Unit says the main focus when dealing with a livestock transportation emergency is safety. "Livestock Transportation Emergencies Require a Team Effort,"...