Flashback Friday post.
The list of licensed deadstock operators in Ontario has just been updated by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The interactive map provides exact locations and information on the species operators will pick up.
Originally posted August 1, 2014.
The Canadian livestock estimate has been released by Statistics Canada.
As of July 1, 2015 there are new regulatory requirements for Ontario corn and soybean growers to buy and use neonicotinoid treated corn and/or soybean seed.
Attend a regional information session to learn about the new requirements.
Regional Information Sessions:
In Person (English sessions)
- Guelph: Monday, August 24, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- St. Thomas: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Ridgetown: Thursday, August 27, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Cornwall: Monday, August 31, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Uxbridge: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In Person (French session)
- Cornwall: Monday, August 31, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Teleconference/Webinar (English session)
- Monday, August 24, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Teleconference/Webinar (French session)
- Monday, August 31, 2015 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Ontario hog market situation for the first six months of 2015 was summarized in the recent issue of Pork News and Views (click image to view).
Download or view this page (pdf): PNV_Aug2015 4
or the entire August issue, which includes the full OMAFRA Swine Budget for June (pdf): PNV_Aug2015
Welcome to Laura Eastwood the new Swine Specialist with OMAFRA. After completing an undergrad degree at the University of Guelph in Animal Biology, Laura moved to Saskatchewan to pursue a Masters degree followed by a Ph.D. (2013) in swine nutrition at the Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan. For the past 2.5 years Laura has worked as a Research Associate at the Prairie Swine Centre in the Nutrition Department, focusing on the relationships between nutrition and pig health/performance. Laura will be working out of the Ministry’s Stratford Office and can be reached at Laura.Eastwood@Ontario.ca.
Larger hogs need increased ventilation rates to maintain air temperature, quality and humidity levels. Watch out for heat stress when moving larger animals. The Heat Stress in Livestock and Poultry App is a free download for Android and BlackBerry that will help you identify critical stress levels.