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Wanted: Canadian livestock producer feedback
The CFIA and Health Canada are requesting feedback on classification of viable microbial products (VMPs) for use in livestock.
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U.S. trade policies could impact Canadian ag
For example, farmers could see “a general strengthening of the pork basis and potentially the hog basis,” Al Mussell, research lead at Agri-Food Economic Systems, said.
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Manitoba PEDv outbreak under control
Last year, the disease infected 80 swine herds in the province, including 25 sow herds, 16 nurseries and 39 finishing operations.
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Fibre offers benefits for gestating sows
Researchers are looking at the benefits of providing group-housed sows with supplemental fibre to increase satiety.
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Early colostrum intake key for piglets
The quicker newborn piglets can receive their mothers' first milk, the greater their ability to survive and thrive will be.
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Manitoba Pork donated one tonne of pork breakfast sausages to Samaritan House Ministries in Brandon.
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