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.
Donation from Ohio pig farmers will provide more than 50,000 meals for hungry families
Mercedes Vega to help Genesus grow its business in Spain, Portugal and Italy
Governments and industry group allocate funds to help hog producers respond to potential PEDv cases
In the current strict economic and legislative context, biosafety management on pig farms is a key factor because it represents an essential tool to ensure maximum profitability, food safety and animal welfare.
Chinese pork scheme is hoped to stabilize depressed pork prices
Rabobank quarterly report shows outlook for first half of 2014 is steady, despite unknown impact of PEDV
Potential return of El Niño weather pattern means agriculture markets can be significantly affected
Video, featuring animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin, shows most animals have no fear of going into veterinary chute or slaughter facility
Workload from plant in Hamilton, Ontario, is transferred to another in same city
‘Spirit of Excellence’ award recognizes outstanding standards in high pressure processing
Transaction reinforces and strengthens Hillshire Brands’ presence in frozen foods category; facilitates extension into additional categories
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