Canada's hog farmer group hopes a new pledge by eight major grocers to source pork from stall-free operations by the end of 2022 will include more than just moral support for farms to make such changes.
Grocer members of the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) jointly announced Monday they will "work towards sourcing fresh pork... (read article)
Board to consider non-binding March resolution from membership (read article)
ANALYSIS - Diseases continue to challenge the world's pig producers. In the US, PRRS continues to be problematical, while foot and mouth disease rumbles on in Russia and there has been the first report of African Swine Fever outbreaks in domestic pigs there since December. Preventative measures have helped Canadian pork producers overcome porcine... (read article)
The vice chair of Manitoba Pork Council warns the economic pressures that have prompted the provinces pork producers to reduce production threatens the supply of hogs available for Manitoba's pork processing plants, writes Bruce Cochrane. (read article)