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Farmscape for April 27, 2017 Full Interview 6:27 Listen A Territory Manager with Zoetis says the payback on an effective vaccination program can range from two to one to as much as seven to one. “Getting the most out of your vaccination and treatment protocols” was discussed this week as part of the Prairie Swine Centre's 2017 Manitoba Spring Producer Meeting. Dennis Stevenson, a Territory Manager with Zoetis, says while producers may know how to do vaccination and have the theory and understanding of what they need, where theory relates to reality, barns have challenges and things can go wrong so more >>
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
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Iowa Pork Industry Center has scheduled a Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session during the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines. Iowa State University Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session that's set for Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fair Grounds. See https://www.ipic.iastate.edu/news/PQAP3Advisor0617.html for details. The post Iowa Pork Industry Center to Hold PQA Advisor Certification Session in Early June appeared first on Swineweb.com - Complete Swine News, Markets, Commentary, and Technical Info. more >>
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
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It seems there is always a debate about how big ag corporations are involved in farming. When people think about corporations, they are not thinking about family farmers–but more like “big fat ‘cats' wearing suits sitting in a corner office.” The concerns are usually shaped around this type of comment: Farm Corporations are reckless and will do anything to make profits, even at an animal's or environmental expense. I personally have had numerous conversations about what we do on our farm. It never fails to hear, “Well, I am sure you take care of your animals, but I know big ag corporations more >>
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
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Farmscape for April 27, 2017 Full Interview 7:21 Listen The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says Canada's new on farm pork quality and animal welfare assurance program matches and exceeds those being offered in other countries. The Canadian Pork Council's new on farm food safety and animal care assurance program, Canadian Pork Excellence, is being pilot testing on over 80 farms across Canada. The new program consists of PigSafe, the food safety component, PigCare, the animal welfare component, PigTrace, Canada's traceability program and includes provisions for additional add on programs. Mark Fynn, the Manager of Quality more >>
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
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“The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a tremendous success for the U.S. pork industry, which has seen an explosion in exports to Canada and Mexico since the deal was implemented in 1994. “In fact, Mexico and Canada are now our No. 2 and No. 4 markets, so we absolutely must not have any disruptions to U.S. pork exports there. Even a short-term interruption in our exports would have a significant negative economic impact on U.S. pork producers. “Abandoning NAFTA and going back to pre-NAFTA tariffs would be financially devastating to U.S. pork producers. Tens of thousands of U.S. more >>
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
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