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Archive for March, 2012


Ontario Pork and OMAFRA Launch Online Grading Tool http://www.ontariopork.on.ca/Producers/GradingDataExplorer.aspx
The Grading Data Explorer computer program was developed by Jaydee Smith, Swine Production Systems lead with OMAFRA, to allow pork producers easy online access to their shipping data for a given date range and visually explore the range and distribution of their carcass characteristics.  A number of data charting, filtering and sorting options allow point-and-click exploration of the data.

Examining shipping information is an essential part of assessing production and identifying opportunities for increasing revenue and having this tool accessible through Ontario Pork’s website gives producers a single point of access to their grading data and other Ontario Pork services.

For more information visit: http://www.ontariopork.on.ca/Producers/GradingDataExplorer.aspx

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12th London Swine Conference kicks off: A Time for Change. The near record attendance reflects enthusiasm in the industry.

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The complete 2012 Proceedings from the 31st Centralia Swine Research Update are now available online at www.centraliaswineresearch.ca. #OntAg

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Learn the essentials of diet formulation by taking the Swine Nutrition e-Learning and Diet Formulation Training.  Written for Ontario producers. Go to  http://www.opic.on.ca/aspx/public/News/DetailNews.aspx?Id=65 to log in.

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Any discussion on farrowing room management begins with sanitation. Read about the challenges to achieving some level of sanitation in an enclosed space in Farrowing Room Sanitation http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/swine/facts/12-005w.htm

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Check out the January and February Swine Budgets at http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/swine/facts/swine-budgets2012.htm

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The current direction in sow housing is moving away from the traditional gestation stalls and towards housing systems that allow the unlimited movement of individual animals. This change has led to unique management challenges when working with loose-penned animals. Read more in our new factsheet called Management of Sows in Loose Housing Systems.

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