Swine Tech returns virtually

The 22nd Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop returns virtually, free-of-charge, for two afternoons, on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 2021, following a one-year hiatus. The 2021 edition of the event will take place via Zoom. Topics this year will range from profitability and feed ingredients to reproductive efficiency and sow mortality. The Red…

Canadian federal election 2021: Alberta hog farmers

The next Canadian federal election takes place on Monday, September 20. As we gather information on candidates and party platforms, find below some context related to how Alberta’s registered pork producers fit within the bigger picture. Currently, Alberta counts a total of 893 registered pork producers – independent producers, producer groups, Hutterite colonies and hobby…

African Swine Fever in Dominican Republic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed on July 28 that African Swine Fever (ASF) was detected in samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic, through an existing cooperative surveillance program. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has since affirmed its support for the Dominican Republic’s efforts to manage the issue. To date, no…