Posted on: May 17, 2013 3:30 PM
Picking the right sows for group housing
The pork industry is under pressure to move to group housing systems, but a successful transition hinges on the right system and the right sows.
The Retail Council of Canada recently announced they won’t source pork from farms using gestation...
Posted on: May 9, 2013 2:00 PM
Genome Canada seeking DNA from influential Angus sires
A research project sequencing DNA from influential beef bulls is a tremendous opportunity for the industry, says a beef producer.
“Basically at very little or no cost to (breed) associations, very little cost to members, there’s potential...
Posted on: May 3, 2013 12:45 PM
Pinpointing dairy cows with high immune responses benefits producers
Disease cuts into dairy producers’ profit margins and, of course, makes life unpleasant for dairy cows. For example, mastitis is thought to affect as many as 50 per cent of dairy cattle in the United States and Canada each year. But researchers...