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Industry’s Future Depends On Responsible Approach

New codes of practice, fresh thinking, economic opportunities and a high level of industry engagement are all driving a new generation of fast-evolving progress in farm animal care. Developments on each of these fronts took centre stage at the Livestock Care Conference, April 6-7 in Red Deer, hosted by Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) and

Pork Industry Innovators Recognized

The winners of this year’s F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the recent Banff Pork Seminar include Jules Poiron and Warren Toles of Manitoba-based AcuShot Inc. and Steve Brandt of Steve’s Livestock Transport. “The innovations developed by each of this year’s award winners are important contributions to the pork production industry,” says Ruurd


Pork Seminar Offers Tips For Success

The big market factors may be largely beyond their control, but pork producers can apply fresh thinking to build a stronger economic future. New precision- farming approaches, using advocacy more effectively and dramatically modifying financing approaches are all key options, say speakers at the Banff Pork Seminar. The numbers tell the story of an industry