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Farmscape for February 2, 2023 Full Interview 17:41 Listen Researchers with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are exploring the prospects of using play to stimulate improved health and productivity in the swine herd. The Western College of Veterinary...
Excited to share the first edition of Prairie Hog Country in 2023 February-March was uploaded to the press last week. It of course has extensive coverage from Banff Pork Seminar sessions, awards winners and hallway chats. Plus articles on...
Farmscape for January 31, 2023 Full Interview 11:25 Listen The new Chair of the Canadian Pork Council says priorities moving forward include strengthening the economic sustainability of the sector, addressing animal disease and developing programs to help producers deal...
Farmscape for January 26, 2023 Full Interview 7:56 Listen Saskatchewan's Minister of Agriculture says the cull line being incorporated into the North 49 sow slaughtering plant in Moose Jaw provides the infrastructure to deal with market disruptions triggered by...
Farmscape for January 25, 2023 Full Interview 12:16 Listen The Agri-Food Innovation and Sustainability Enhancement Chair with the University of Saskatchewan is confident genetic improvements accomplished through gene editing will contribute to lower food prices in Canada. "Ethics, Regulators...
Farmscape for January 23, 2023 Full Interview 8:50 Listen The General Manager of Sask Pork says the dedicated cull sow line incorporated into the design of the North 49 sow processing facility will allow the humane slaughter of hogs...
Farmscape for January 20, 2023 Full Interview 4:06 Listen With the support of the Saskatchewan Government and the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board, North 49 Foods is taking steps to help the pork sector be prepared to address foreign animal...
Farmscape for January 19, 2023 Full Interview 2:45 Listen Sask Pork's Whole Hog Youth Ambassador says it's important for people to be more aware of where their food comes from and lots of other products too. The Saskatchewan Pork...
Farmscape for January 18, 2023 Full Interview 6:28 Listen The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board has launched a new agricultural-education program and named a 10-year-old Whole Hog Youth Ambassador. Sask Pork has unveiled a new Whole Hog Youth Ambassador program geared...
A new HyLife weaning ramp has the potential to improve animal care across the industry. Our in-house invention has even captured the interest of renowned animal behavioralist, Dr. Temple Grandin.    “This innovative system should be in every sow farm for...
Two employees of HyLife sow farms in La Broquerie, Man. have won the F. X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the 2023 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS). Robert Lafrenière and Barak Doell developed what they have called the "HyLife...
Full Interview 17:41 Listen   Farmscape for January 13, 2023 Preliminary results of research being conducted at the Prairie Swine Center shows pigs can be stimulated into engaging in play. The Western College of Veterinary Medicine and the Prairie Swine Centre,...
The Canadian Pork Council’s (CPC) Board of Directors has named a new board chair and anew vice-chair as part of the organization’s first steps into the New Year. At a board meeting in Banff, Alberta, on the eve of this...
Farmscape for January 2, 2023 Full Interview 15:10 Listen Research underway at the University of Alberta is providing the nutritional information that will allow a greater level of flexibility in selecting feed ingredients for inclusion in swine rations. Scientists...
Farmscape for December 26, 2022 Full Interview 10:54 Listen A new program being developed by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine will allow individuals with veterinary certification in other countries to be certified in Canada. The foreign-trained veterinarian swine...