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SwineCast 0470, Why is there a Canadian herd buyout?

Download mp3SwineCast 0470 Show Notes:
  • Farmscape.ca's Bruce Cochrane provides a pair of conversations to bring you up to date on the Canadian Herd Buyout. Here are the what's, why's and where's from north of the border.

SwineCast 0415, Reviewing H1N1 Status and Learnings - Canadian Flu Review

SwineCast 0415 Show Notes:

  • Conversation with NPPC Board Member and CEO of Iowa Select Farms, Dr Howard Hill discusses status and learnings from the recent H1N1 calamity
  • Bruce Cochrane shares a conversation with the Chairman of the Canadian Pork Producers on what they're doing to recover from the flu

SwineCast 0375, Managing for profitable production and a look at the Canadian pork industry

SwineCast 0375 Show Notes:

  • Canadian correspondent Bruce Cochrane logs in with interviews from Banff.  Peace Pork's Rocky Morrell shares his thoughts on managing for profitable production.
  • Jerry Bouma of Toma and Bouma Consulting looks at the future of the Canadian industry and significant changes that will need to be made

SwineCast 0325 for July 28 2008

SwineCast 0325 Show Notes:

  • Manitoba Pork expects production to shift to western Canada
  • AVMA testifies no additional antibiotic regulation is needed
  • Dr Trevor Smith at Univ of Guelph says current testing may under-report vomitoxin contamination... and you may pay the price

SwineCast 0299 for April 29 2008

SwineCast 0299 Show Notes:

  • Ag Secretary Schafer says government is looking for fast turn solutions to higher feed costs
  • Canada's breeding herd cull program received widespread government support
  • Feed components are increasingly imported from countries with poor purity standards. John Ratcliff of the U.K.s Food and Agriculture Consultancy says increased monitoring is necessary.
  • American Feed Industry Association's Jerrod Kersey follows up with the issue from his industry's perspective
  • Link to Pew Foundation report - Putting Meat

SwineCast 0291 for April 1 2008

SwineCast 0291 Show Notes:

  • Special report from Bruce Cochrane on the Manitoba moratorium as the Truffle Team heads to Indianapolis for the National Institute on Animal Agriculture Conference.  More coverage to come! 

SwineCast 0285 for March 11 2008

SwineCast 0285 Show Notes:

  • Smithfield closes Kingston plant
  • Manitoba Moratorium... Bruce Cochrane talks with Terry Sargent, chair of the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission
  • ARS developing method of harvesting phosphorus from manures
  • Salt water as a disinfectant... if Electric Aquagenics Unlimited can get the cost down
  • Excel Technologies overviews next generation control units

SwineCast 0272 for January 25 2008

SwineCast 0272 Show Notes:

  • Where's the beef?
  • Sr Market Analyst with the George Morris Centre Kevin Grier reviews the big issues for Canadian producers
  • How should you react to current macro-economic forces in the business world?
  • Tom Weber with USDA looks at impact of high fiber rations on monogastrics

SwineCast 0270 for January 18 2008

SwineCast 0270 Show Notes:

  • Chavez ready to take over agriculture in VenezuelaWalking to Dinner in Banff
  • Rabobank's Fiona Boal looks at pork production outside North America
  • Canadians in Minnesota for Pork Congress.. next stop for delegation (and me) is Iowa Pork Congress. See you there?

SwineCast 0268 for January 11 2008

SwineCast 0268 Show Notes:

  • Harrison retiring as president of NPB
  • USDA Supply and Demand Report review with K State's Mike Woolverton
  • General Manager of the Sask Pork Development Board says government needs to step in to keep swine industry viable
  • Next generation financing just one step in helping transition agriculture to the next generation
  • International Feed Expo to share space with poultr
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