In agriculture, we thrive off of competition. The buying and selling of commodities is what we do. However, there are many different markets out there that one can explore. Stewart Skinner, hog farmer from Listowel, Ont., raises his pigs for more of a niche market than many. There are three different markets that he and… Read More

Scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Western University have teamed up with PlantForm Corporation to develop an edible antibody therapeutic that will protect human and animal health by preventing E.coli 0157 infection in pigs. The $150,000, two-year project is supported by OMAFRA through the Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative, which is fed by the five-year,… Read More

Can we eat our way out of climate change? If we all became vegans could we eliminate livestock and put a big dent in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Those are just some of the questions Dr. Sara Place tackles daily in her job as Elanco Animal Health’s chief sustainability officer. Earlier this week, Place joined… Read More

Three years into the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, Canadian exporters are fed up with the EU using non-tariff trade barriers, red tape, and protectionist measures to keep Canadian products out of the union. In what was supposed to be an incredibly lucrative, two-way exchange of goods, CETA has delivered… Read More

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC), on behalf of pork producers, is asking the federal government to consider “targeted enhancements” to AgriStability. In a departure from the ask put forward by most in the agriculture industry, the CPC has sent a letter to the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers asking them to consider leaving… Read More

Good fences make good neighbours, but better fences stop hogs from becoming feral. Unfortunately, across Canada, feral hogs have become an increasing issue. In Ontario, pork producers are asking anyone who sees a pig out of place to report the sighting. Feral hogs eat crops, ruin fences, could spread disease (such as PEDv or African… Read More

 

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