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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.
Deal valued at $200 million, also includes pork plant
Randy Krotz to lead industry partner relations efforts
New Hope Group’s vertically integrated hog farm will go online in 2018
Kiotechagil’s two conferences covered pig production techniques and performance data.
The ‘See It? Stop It!’ initiative spotlights that proper animal care is the responsibility of all employees and that animal abuse is not acceptable or tolerated.
The Science behind Large-Scale Production conference will focus on pig, poultry and dairy, May 22-23 in Edinburgh.
Company says picture is already improving for next quarter
Earnings decline as company deals with high feed costs, reduced beef margins
Neogen offers the test in response to the horsemeat scandal.
Three-year trial found that altering pig diets more frequently can improve feed conversion and lower feed cost per pound of gain.
Pig prices are expected to remain high and may increase as the year progresses.
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