SwineCast 1001, PED Conversations From Banff Swine Innovation Pork Session

SwineCast 1001 Show Notes:
  • The Banff Pork Seminar is one of the best conferences out there we just can't get to due to scheduling conflicts.'s Bruce Cochrane does a fine job of talking with key presenters there and kindly shares his conversations with the swine world at large.  First up Dr. Egan Brockhoff, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Prairie Swine Health, discusses Western PED Outbreak: Manitoba's Case.  Next is Dr. Christine Pelland, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with Southwest Vet Services talking about the Eastern PED Outbreak: Lessons Learned.
  • Banff Special Report Blogsite

SwineCast 0991, Sow Nutrition Supports Longevity And Productivity

SwineCast 0991 Show Notes:
  • Closely monitoring sow nutrition and intake can pay dividends through better conception rates and shorter rebreeding intervals according to Dr. Hyatt Frobose of Gestal. Bruce Cochrane with FarmScape notes this information and more will be presented at meetings in Winnepeg and Strathmore.

SwineCast 0937, Just In Time Swine Influenza Update

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SwineCast 0865, Manitoba Requires New Buildings To Meet Environmental Protection Standards Of Anaerobic Digesters

SwineCast 0865 Show Notes:
  • Bruce Cochrane of reports new swine buildings in Manitoba will be required to meet or exceed environmental safety standards typical of anaerobic digesters.  He talks with Tracey Braun, the director of environmental approvals with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship.

SwineCast 0835, Regulations Choking Industry Growth Requires Business Teamwork

SwineCast 0835 Show Notes:
  • Manitoba Pork is reaching out to other businesses for support in the face of uncertain regulation and plummeting provincial pork production.  Bruce Cochrane talks with Karl Kynoch about the regulatory climate's impact and steps toward resolution.

SwineCast 0817, Manitoba Town Hall Discussion On PEDv

SwineCast 0817 Show Notes:
  • Good information widely shared thanks to Bruce Cochrane and  The Manitoba Pork Council pulled together several sources and experts to update producers on PEDv, where it's at and what's happening on the front lines.

SwineCast 0787, Canadian Producers Urged To Increase Biosecurity Efforts Before PEDV Crosses Border

SwineCast 0787 Show Notes:
  • Chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board, Florian Possberg, discusses current Canadian Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) situation with's Bruce Cochrane and looks at the potential for addiitonal problems this winter.

SwineCast 0731, New Euthanasia Procedures Promise Less Stress

SwineCast 0731 Show Notes:
  • Proper euthanasia practices lessen stress on barn technicians and present a better picture to the public at large. Dr. Tina Widowski, professor of animal and poultry science and the director of the Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, discusses new work with Bruce Cochrane which shows promise on both the scientific and social front.

SwineCast 0709, Country of Original Labeling (COOL) Update

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  • An update on the Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling law given last findings by the World Trade Organization Appellate Court.  Where do we stand and what's next?'s Bruce Cochrane talks with Paragon Economics' Dr. Steve Meyers.

SwineCast 0703, What Transportation Stressors Can Be Minimized Or Eliminated?

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  • Canada's Prairie Swine Centre is joining with the Universities of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Guelph and Laval University to identify transportation stressors which may lead to meat quality issues. This conversation with Dr. Yolande Seddon comes from Bruce Cochrane at In a related presentation, Dr. Ken Prusa's Iowa Pork Congress talks about how feed items like DDGs effect meat quality.
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