Category: Pork

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 »

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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 »

First PEDv Case of 2017 Confirmed in Ontario Finisher Barn

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 24, 2017

(Source: duBreton)

Ontario Pork announced February 23, 2017, that it had confirmed the 100th Ontario case of PED (porcine epidemic diarrhea) virus. It is the first...Read more »

Manitoba Farm Building Code Changes To Make it Easier to Build New Barns

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 30, 2017

Manitoba’s new government is planning to remove what it calls “impractical and costly” regulations to make it easier to build barns and farm...Read more »

CFIA Proposes Changes to Animal Transport Rules

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 6, 2016

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has proposed changes to the rules for the transportation of animals. Discussions about changes to...Read more »

HyLife Foods Plans $125 Million Hog Processing and Finishing Expansion

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 14, 2016

Manitoba-based pork processor and producer HyLife Foods has announced plans for a major expansion. The company says it’s investing up to $125...Read more »