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December 2019 to March 2020

The Facts – Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Ontario

Between December 1st, 2019 and March 25th, 2020 there have been 18 new sites with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) reported in Ontario. In all cases containment and elimination measures have been...
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Pain Control Information for Swine

The National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs requires that as of July 1, 2016 castration and tail-docking, performed at any age, must be done with...
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Analytic Insights: Top 5 Agriculture Drones Start-Ups To Know In 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021

Agriculture is a sector that is always in the hype. It is one of the most essential parts to keep us all alive. As farmers deal with tough times in monitoring and harvesting crops, new technological trends such as drones are making their work hustle-free. Let’s see the top 5 agriculture drones start-ups to know […]

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A Look at U.S. and EU Pork Exports, and Chinese Pork Demand

Monday, September 20, 2021

In its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) stated that, “Pork exports in July were 508 million pounds, 8.5 percent lower than those of a year ago. Higher exports to most major markets were unable to offset significantly lower shipments to China\Hong Kong. “Canada was the only […]

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Molecular diagnostic tools help distinguish wild-type and vaccine strains of PRRSV, By Phillip Gauger, DVM,

Monday, September 20, 2021

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) continues to challenge the US swine industry. The virus has become more difficult to control despite aggressive biosecurity methods, multiple commercial vaccines, live-virus inoculation methods and the implementation of vaccination protocols, said Phillip Gauger, DVM, PhD, in a recent research paper.1 Fortunately, multiple molecular diagnostic assays are available […]

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Pork Checkoff Update: Federal Order Issued For ASF Protection Zone

Monday, September 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a Federal Order suspending the interstate movement of all live swine, swine germplasm, swine products, and swine byproducts from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to the mainland United States until APHIS can establish sufficient mitigations to authorize such movement. […]

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New Training Program Designed to Improve Accuracy of Pig Care Assessments

Monday, September 20, 2021

Farmscape for September 20, 2021 Full Interview 9:13 Listen Researchers with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a new training program designed to improve the accuracy and consistency of pig care assessments. In partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the University of Saskatchewan and pork sector stakeholders, researchers with the […]

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5 Tips for Staying Safe While Handling Manure

Monday, September 20, 2021

Follow these tips for manure handling safety including air quality, ventilation, warning tags, confined space protocol and fire hazards. Manure produced from pigs is a valuable nutrient source for crops and an important component of the pork industry’s sustainability story. However, manure has a downside. It produces gases that can be harmful to people and […]

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China donates $100,000 to Dominican Republic to fight African swine fever

Sunday, September 19, 2021

DR Minister Limber Cruz thanked China for offering funds and the opportunity to collaborate

Germany's Lower Saxony preparing for outbreak of African swine fever

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Prevention through large-scale exercise in the field with dogs and wild boars

Reported detection of a case of swine influenza (H1N2) v in human in France

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The National Reference Center at the Institut Pasteur confirmed a case of human infection with an influenza virus of porcine origin (H1N2) v.

UK pork exports falter further in July

Sunday, September 19, 2021

UK exports of pig meat fell by 41% year on year in July, to 16,200 tonnes.

 

 

 

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