Category: Pork

Over $6M announced to fund livestock and forage research in Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 24, 2018

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart today announced a $6.3...Read more »

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Activists pushing to tax meat like cigarettes

By: Shaun Haney

January 6, 2018

According to the dictionary, a sin tax is “a tax on items considered undesirable or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco.” There is mounting...Read more »

Canadian pork sector shows phenomenal health

By: Shaun Haney

November 29, 2017

(Matt Chan,, CC BY-ND 2.0)

For quite some time the pork industry was less than an ideal place to be.  More barns closed than opened as demand waned and environmental...Read more »

Meat label policy changed, a step closer to opening pork access to EU

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 31, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made a change to its labeling rules for packers that moves the Canadian pork industry a step closer to...Read more »

New technology to reduce antimicrobial use in pigs

By: Owen Roberts

October 16, 2017

Photo by Simon Whitaker (Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0).

An all-Canadian product that promises better pork health is coming onto the domestic market this month. It’s designed to reduce antimicrobial use...Read more »

Making more meat with less — ABIC ’17 preview

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 22, 2017

We might be hearing more about plant-based protein and meatless burgers in headlines, but when we look around the world, demand for animal-based...Read more »

Sausage study challenges consumer confidence

By: Owen Roberts

August 14, 2017

(Source: duBreton)

My daughter and grandson share the same birthday, August 7. They’re part of a pork-and-grain farming operation near Thamesville. At their birthday...Read more »

PED source not a mystery in some of Manitoba’s 61 cases

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 12, 2017

After almost a month without any new cases, Manitoba’s 61st case of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus since early May was confirmed in a...Read more »

Blood test can identify litter-limiting genetic problem in pigs

By: Owen Roberts

July 17, 2017

Prof. Allan King, who established a lab in Guelph that tests for a genetic abnormality that results in smaller pig litters (photo by Alaina Osborne/SPARK)

A lab has been established in Guelph to screen boars with a genetic abnormality that results in smaller litters. The abnormality happens naturally,...Read more »

Nutreco completes acquisition of Hi-Pro, rebrands feed businesses as Trouw Nutrition

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 29, 2017

Nutreco says it has completed its purchase of Hi-Pro Feeds, and along with the acquisition, is moving its North American animal nutrition business...Read more »

MPs examine truckwash policy as PEDv outbreak continues in Manitoba

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 15, 2017

The House of Commons agriculture committee held an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in...Read more »

Beef Market Update: Rallying against the trend during barbecue season

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 2, 2017

As the smell of barbecue fills the air in many neighbourhoods, this is normally the time of year when cattle market highs are well behind us. But the...Read more »

Neither side wins with ‘Pig Trial’ verdict

By: Matt McIntosh

May 19, 2017

The recent court case of Anita Krajnc, informally called the “Pig Trial,” has come to a close, and the farming community leaves the...Read more »

Krajnc acquitted of criminal mischief charge in pig transport trial

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 4, 2017

Despite the defence creating over-the-top, headline-grabbing statements in court and using arguments not based on science, Justice David...Read more »

Smithfield Creates New Unit Exploring Pig-Human Transplants

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 17, 2017

The world’s largest pork producer and processor has launched a new business unit dedicated to expanding the use of pigs in human medicine,...Read more »