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Pork producers tackle new challenges, opportunities in 2018

CNS Canada — Pork producers in Western Canada are still grappling with old problems even as new opportunities present themselves in the export market, according to presenters at the Manitoba Pork Council’s annual general meeting Thursday in Winnipeg. Canadian pork exports in 2017 totaled 1.29 billion tonnes to a tune of $4 billion. On its […] Read more

Pork exports key in 2018 as U.S. slaughter ramps up

CNS Canada –– Canadian pork producers should see higher returns for their product in the spring of 2018, but whether those prices last may determine how successful Canada is at tapping new markets. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture supply estimates, weekly U.S. hog slaughter numbers over the past two months have averaged 2.369 million […] Read more



U.S. ag sector seeks opportunities in face of challenges

CNS Canada — With shrinking farm income and a rising debt-to-asset ratio, the U.S. agriculture industry’s leaders are eyeing opportunities that could help it return to a point of profitability. U.S. net farm income is forecast to decline in 2017, with projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing an 8.7 per cent drop, bringing […] Read more


The future continues to look bright for pork producers

While it’s not entirely smooth sailing, the ‘optimistic sentiment’ in the 
industry is well founded, two experts told the Banff Pork Seminar

The animal welfare issue won’t derail a positive outlook for Canada’s pork industry, says an American agriculture economist. “There is a very optimistic sentiment today in the entire pork industry — I think we’re going to expand pork production throughout North America,” Glynn Tonsor of Kansas State University said at the recent 2015 Banff Pork […] Read more

Pork producers urged to remain vigilant for PED virus over the fall and winter

New cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea in Manitoba have 
Alberta producers being warned not to drop their guard

Alberta pork producers are being warned to remain vigilant about a deadly pig virus, but may face another threat — falling prices if the U.S. herd rebounds from the PEDv crisis. The province’s pork sector has been successful in keeping porcine epidemic diarrhea out of Alberta, but new cases in Manitoba in the past month […] Read more