Archive for June, 2013

Matt Ische is speaking about feed management and reducing feed costs.

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If you are at Pork Congress go to the Mansbridge Room.

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2013 Ontario Pork Congress on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Stratford Rotary Complex
OMAF and MRA’s booth will be in the same location as last year in the Agriplex, (booth number A4-A5)
Drop by the OMAF booth to discuss the market reports – Ontario Market Hog Price Trend; Weekly Hog Market Facts and Hog Margin Trackers

For more information on the 40th Ontario Pork Congress: http://www.porkcongress.on.ca

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The May Swine Budgets are now available on the OMAF and MRA website –  May 2013 Budgets.

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Drop by the OMAF and MRA booth in the Agriplex at A4 and A5 for information on feeding heavy hogs and demos on using the Grading Data Explorer and new heat stress app for livestock and poultry.

Pork Congress information

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Attendees must pre-register via email at kim.croft@ontariopork.on.ca  or by calling Ontario Pork at 519-767-4600 ext 1402 or toll free at 877-668-7675.

The draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs (63 pages) is now available on the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) website http://www.nfacc.ca/resources/codes-of-practice/pig/pcp/Pig_Code_DRAFT_May2013.pdf


When:   Monday, June 17

Where:  Holiday Inn Express

11 Benson Street

Kingston, ON  K7K 5W2

Time:    1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


When:   Tuesday, June 25

Where:  Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre – Trillium Room

601 Scottsdale Drive,

Guelph, ON, N1G 3E7 (Directly off Stone Rd from the Hanlon)

Time:    6:30-8:30 p.m.


When:   Thursday, June 27

Where:  Best Western Stoneridge Inn – Somerset Ballroom

6675 Burtwistle Lane

London, Ontario N6L 1H5

Time:   1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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Free download for Blackberry and Android
The Heat Stress in Livestock and Poultry App allows producers to calculate heat stress based on the measured barn temperature and relative humidity. The resulting calculation shows the level of heat stress experienced by the livestock or poultry. It provides the user with suggestions to reduce heat stress and improve animal and poultry comfort to help maintain feed intake and overall productivity. The mobile app integrates research and production information from OMAF and RA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs) publications and University of Guelph research on livestock housing. In addition to English, the App supports French and Spanish.

The app features:
– 3 languages: English, French and Spanish
– 7 types of livestock
– temperature changes in 2 degree increments (metric/imperial)
– humidity changes in 5% increments (metric/imperial)
– a variety of ventilation systems
– heat stress levels ranging from No Heat Stress to Emergency
– practical actions to take to reduce the effects of heat stress in livestock and poultry

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Updated Area and Production Estimates of field crops by County for 2012

Updated Livestock Statistics
Pigs Supply and Disposition, 2008-2012
Cattle Supply and Disposition, 2008-2012

Sheep Supply and Disposition, 2008-2012

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