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January 8, 2019

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The tables provide a summary of Canadian and U.S. livestock slaughter by month for the current year, with comparisons to a year ago. Also included is a cumulative year-to-date (YTD) figure, as well as quarterly and annual tabulations. All of this data is available on a monthly basis for the...


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January 1, 2014

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Canola cold-pressed, expeller-pressed or solvent extracted. What is the difference among these products, and why should it matter to pork producers? After more than 30 years, pork producers have become familiar with feeding conventional canola meal. But in recent years, new terms have emerged...


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November 1, 2011

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Ethanol production from cereal grains results in a co-product that can be used to feed pigs to reduce feed costs. This co-product is called distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).


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January 1, 2011

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Mortalities happen. Under Alberta’s Destruction and Disposal of Dead Animals Regulation of the Animal Health Act, Appendix A, the owner of a dead animal shall dispose of the animal within 48 hours of its death. Mortalities can be composted, incinerated, buried, rendered or naturally disposed....


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October 1, 2010

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Boar taint is an unpleasant odour and taste discernible when cooking and eating pork from sexually maturing male pigs. An unpleasant experience with boar taint once can cause consumers to reject pork in the future. This fact sheet presents information on how to control Boar Taint in Pork.


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February 1, 2006

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The disease balantidiasis is an example of a zoonotic waterborne infection. The protozoan causing the infection, Balantidium coli, is common in swine worldwide in warm and temperate climates, but is rarely reported in Canada. Although there appears to be little risk of acquiring B. coli in...


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October 1, 2005

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The basis of farm direct marketing is the relationship of trust that develops between producers and consumers. Successful farm direct marketing depends on providing quality products in a clean and customer-friendly environment. Farm direct marketing requires a substantial time commitment....


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February 1, 2005

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Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. This parasite is found worldwide and is common in countries where raw or undercooked pork is eaten. Although incidences of infection are extremely rare in Canadian and American swine herds, over 1,000 human cases of...


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April 1, 2004

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Composting swine mortalities has been proven to be a viable disposal option. Most swine composting system designs are based on daily mortalities and usually involve covered bin facilities. However, the same composting techniques can be used for regular mortality numbers or for disaster losses...


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April 1, 2004

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Composting swine mortalities has been proven to be a viable disposal option. Most of these composting system designs are based on daily mortalities and usually involve covered bin facilities. The following is the current recommended procedure for bin composting of daily swine mortality.