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Welcome to Laura EastwoodLaura 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.

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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.   app

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What tools do you use for budgeting? The June Swine Budget is now available on the OMAFRA website.

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2015 Ontario Monthly Hog Market Facts (pdf)

2015 Ontario Monthly Hog Market Facts

To subscribe to receive the Hog Market Facts (Weekly and Monthly) by email, contact OMAFRA.livestock@ontario.ca

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