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Is Customising Pork Primal Value an Opportunity? Bob Kemp,VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc. In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets. For example, hams are dominant in the Spanish market, loins are highly valued in Japanese market and the US/Canadian markets have seen loins and bellies both highly valued at different times. This always leads to the discussion regarding genetic opportunities to customise primal value. First, we need to define primal value. This is somewhat market dependent but generally can be split into composition and quality parameters. Composition refers to the relative amounts more >>
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
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Farmscape for June 15, 2018 Full Interview 9:45 Listen The Manager, Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork says lesson learned from the 2017 outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea that impacted southeastern Manitoba are helping keep a new outbreak under control. An outbreak of PED identified in April 2017 infected 80 southeastern Manitoba swine sites before finally being brought under control. The first case in 2018 was identified May 15th and the number has reached eight, including six previously infected sites. Jenelle Hamblin, the Manager, Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork, says previously exposed sows are not expressing symptoms as severely as more >>
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
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Farmscape for June 15, 2018 Full Interview 12:45 Listen Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc has found the change from stall housing of gestating sow to group housing has not negatively affected sow productivity or increased the amount of labour involved in handling the sows. To help pork producers plan for converting from stall housing of gestating sows to group housing researchers working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc tracked and documented barn conversions across Canada. Dr. Jennifer Brown, a research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre, says producers who have made the change have been pleased. Clip-Dr. more >>
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
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Canadian pork producers coast to coast were pleased to learn that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) legislation has been introduced in the House of Commons today. The implementation bill introduced by Minister Champagne follows his tabling of the full text of the agreement on May 23, 2018. “Minister Champagne has shown great leadership in advocating for the CPTPP. Ensuring our industry has access to diverse and growing markets is more important than ever. We are asking all members of the House of Commons to quickly ratify this agreement” said Rick Bergmann, Chair of the Canadian Pork Council. The more >>
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
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Global Market Report – Mexico Pork Market Fernando Ortiz, Genesus Ibero-American Market Developer fortiz@genesus.com Current Mexico Pork Market Facts Mexico is expanding its national herd – Herd expansion in ongoing with many new sow barns under construction. Per-capita pork consumption increasing – Per capita pork consumption has increased rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the strong business relationships between U.S. suppliers and Mexican importers, processors, retailers and restaurant operators. Pork Exports increasing – Exports of Mexican pork have increased during recent years. The exports have been diversified to different countries such as Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore, in addition to Japan, China, South Korea more >>
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
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