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Hog producers aren’t planning on expanding their herds for at least another five years, says a new report.

Hog and cattle expansion will be slow

New report says both cattle and hog producers ‘cautious’ about expanding

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new report from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) says the cattle and hog sectors face challenges, but their economic prospects over the next decade ARE positive. The report predicts there will be a modest increase in the provincial cattle herd, partly because producers are “cautious” about additional investments. “The rapid improvement in […] Read more

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Massive biosecurity effort in hog sector proves its worth

The list of changes is long and no detail was deemed too small in the effort to keep PEDv out of Alberta

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to biosecurity, all the rules, time, and expense are worth it. And the proof can be seen in the successful effort to keep PEDv (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus) out of Alberta, attendees at the recent Canadian Livestock Transport conference were told. “Everybody in the chain has done their job to prevent PEDv […] Read more