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.
Global food company talking with suppliers about move toward production that is in line with new animal welfare guidelines
Drop in U.S. pork exports to China accounts for much of that decline
Service will require people with animal health concerns to report them and is designed to protect producers from false claims by animal rights activists
Pork groups send open letter to Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators urging no tariffs on pork, other products
Ireland’s pork industry has gained from significant increases in exports to Asian markets
Total pig numbers in Northern Ireland rise by 9 percent
Speakers from the EU, US and Germany will discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on November 12
American Meat Institute Foundation will host conference and present environmental recognition and achievement awards
Live demonstrations, technical presentations and special forums will cater to sectors from pig and poultry to cattle and aquaculture
SEC says bankrupt animal feed company presented fake accounting books to investors
About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report
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