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…

Feed cost modelling tool introduced

If Alberta Pork’s weekly pricing report looks different to you this week – it is! Alberta Pork has partnered with Gowans Feed Consulting to offer a new feed cost modelling tool for producers, updated monthly. In addition, the tool will be offered with commentary on feed price trends, comparing the change in market prices of…

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…