Canadian farmers had 11.8 million hogs on their farms as of April 1, up 1.4% from the same date in 2010, despite a 3.5% reduction in the number of hog operations, according to Statistics Canada.
Sow inventories remained unchanged from April 1, 2010, at 1.3 million head. In addition, farmers anticipated no significant changes in the number of sows expected to farrow during the second and third quarters of 2011.
Approximately 5.5 million hogs were slaughtered during the first quarter, down 2.8% from a year earlier, and 1.4 million hogs were exported, down 3.6% from the same period in 2010.
New plant expected to be operational in 2017 or early 2018
Dosatron releases their animal health catalogue and free App
for smartphones & tablets. The App includes a stock solution calculator
software for medication.
The Rotecna Ultra-resistant chain for chain and
disk systems sets are designed for a long-travel conveyer system.
Germany, France, Denmark and the Netherlands try different strategies to enhance animal welfare and consumer trust
Video takes viewer on tour of sow housing operation and explains humane handling considerations
Generation offers a range of standby power generator sets for hog, poultry,
dairy and other livestock confinement operations. Output ratings start
from 10 kilowatts, providing permanent backup power for confinement growers dependent
on reliable electric power.
Jody Horner will leave Cargill at end of 2014 to take helm at university in Nebraska
New research center in Minnesota will accommodate all aspects of wean-to-finish swine research
Researchers find that administering medicine through milk can help reduce stress in piglets
Brazilian pork producer and processor partners with World Animal Protection, which will guide company during transition
President of Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats promoted as predecessor Jody Horner leaves Cargill to become president of Nebraska’s Midland University
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