Canadian Hog Journal Winter 2019
Hot Issues: Looking at the Promises and Potential Impact of Premier Doug Ford’s Reign, Leveraging Quality Assurance for Better Pay
- Ontario Pork is encouraged that Doug Ford wants to work with farmers. One of the promises involve annual funding of $50 million to the Risk Management Program and the provincial carbon cap and trade program has been eliminated.
- Alberta Pork is only participating in the Canadian Pork Excellence (CPE) program if per head of CPE validated hogs gets an additional $7 from the packers. Producers do not seem to gain from these programs, it seems as though the packing plants do.
Trade and Commerce: Canadian Pork Council Trade Report
- The Canadian Pork Council Trade Report is Posted
Industry and News: 2018 Saskatchewan Pork Industry Awards of Distinction, Alberta Pork Producers Convene in Calgary for AGM
- Dr. Mark Jacobson of Warman Veterinary Services received a lifetime achievement award along with Lee Whittington, the former CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre.
- Alberta Pork’s annual general meeting occurred in November.
Research and Innovation: Managing Water Intake, High-Fibre Diets and Immune Stimulation Increase Threonine Requirements in Growing Pigs, Feeding Hogs Extruded and Expeller-Pressed B. juncea Canola Cake
- Drinker type and management has a large effect on water wastage. Well-managed nipple drinkers can have the same low water wastage as bowl drinkers if managed properly. Ensure to adjust the flow rates to the correct amount.
- During an immune challenge in pigs, threonine requirements increase. Fibre and immune stimulation have interactive effects. This helps in creating feed programs with a lower cost and less reliance on antibiotics.
- B. juncea fed in inclusions up to 20% reduced growth performance by reducing feed intake. This is likely due to the glucosinolate that is bitter in taste. 5-10% extruded and expeller-pressed B. juncea canola cake should be the maximum fed to hogs.
Pork Culture and Trends: Your Daily Bacon
- Stories about pork crimes are discussed.
- Canadian Hog Journal – Winter 2019 (full journal)