Swine Tech returns in-person

The 22nd Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop returns on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, following a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. The 2021 edition of the event will take place at a new location: Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre. “After a year off, we’re really excited to be back to deliver excellent…

Hauling hogs in extreme heat

Are you hauling hogs in the coming days? Forecasts across the province predict temperatures reaching above 30-degrees Celsius and even upwards of 40-degrees Celsius. Unlike humans, pigs are not able to regulate their body temperature by sweating. If you are hauling hogs, check out our Hauling Hogs in Extreme Heat fact sheet to learn what…

Quebec pig pricing: comparison to western Canada

During Alberta Pork’s annual general meeting (AGM) in November 2020, a resolution was passed to explore “a single-desk selling system, similar to Quebec,” and during Alberta Pork’s semi-annual meeting in March 2021, one producer asked whether the Quebec pig pricing model was well understood, and whether other producers knew how the price was calculated. In…

Quebec pig pricing: breaking down the numbers

During Alberta Pork’s annual general meeting (AGM) in November 2020, a resolution was passed to explore “a single-desk selling system, similar to Quebec,” and during Alberta Pork’s semi-annual meeting in March 2021, one producer asked whether the Quebec pig pricing model was well understood, and whether other producers knew how the price was calculated. Coming…

Alberta Pork welcomes 2021 directors

The Alberta Pork Board of Directors welcomes its latest members, following an election. Ballots were counted and recorded by Alberta Pork staff on March 8, 2021, with oversight from the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council. Four Director-at-Large positions were available this year, for which five nominations were received. All registered producers were eligible to vote…

Alberta hog farmers aided by AgriRecovery

On Friday, March 5, the Government of Alberta announced that Alberta hog farmers are now eligible to receive funding through a $4-million initiative under the federal-provincial AgriRecovery program, delivered in Alberta by the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC). The support comes following more than three weeks of hog production backlogs created by the unfortunate COVID-19…