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2018 Maritime Beef Conference

For those interested in the 2018 Maritime Beef Conference, further information is provided below.

December 29, 2017 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 25 to December 29, 2017

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5303   -$0.0635 $69.41 -$2.88
Sows $1.3008   -$0.0540 $59.00 -$2.45
       
Carcass Value $152.56   -$6.33

January Available Courses at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

Below are flyers of two courses being offered at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in the New Year.
These are: (1) LeadAtlantic and (2) Meat Cutting.
Please contact the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA) for more information.

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2018 Maritime Beef Conference

Material at the Maritime Beef Conference may not be specifically pork related, but everyone can learn something from keynote speaker Temple Grandin! She will be speaking multiple times through the two day event.

Get your tickets today so you don’t miss out!

December 22, 2017 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 18 to December 22, 2017

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5938   $0.0051 $72.29 $0.23
Sows $1.3547   $0.0043 $61.45 $0.20
       
Carcass Value $158.89   $0.51

Canadian Pork Producers Rejoice: Stronger Ties With China

Canadian and Chinese officials reached an agreement yesterday to allow the export of Canadian fresh chilled pork and beef products, as well as bone-in beef, to China.

These pork exports will begin with a pilot project, according to yesterday’s release from the Canadian Pork Council.

“The chilled pork access on the pilot project, will have, ideally, some improved access of different products going into China that we want to sell in the short-term,” Gary Stordy, director of governmental and corporate affairs, said to Farms.com today.

“We have the experience and knowledge of how to manage (preparing and shipping) the product from Canada across to foreign markets,” said Stordy.

Indeed, last year, Canada exported 132,094 tonnes of chilled pork to Japan valued at $750 million, according to the release.

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Argentina Lifts 15-year Ban on Canadian Pork

Argentina will once again accept imports of Canadian pork, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and Canada Pork International (CPI) announced yesterday.

“CPI is very pleased with this announcement,” Neil Ketilson, chair of CPI’s board of directors, said in a statement yesterday. “The Argentinian market represents a solid opportunity to further develop and diversify Canadian pork exports in South America.”

Exporters will ship pork to Argentina “immediately,” according to the release, which adds the market access could be worth $16 million annually.

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December 15, 2017 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 11 to December 15, 2017

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5887   $0.0409 $72.06 $1.86
Sows $1.3504   $0.0348 $61.25 $1.58
       
Carcass Value $158.38   $4.08

 

Fall 2017 CPE Update to Producers

“We would like to take this opportunity to update you on proposed changes to the Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA – on farm food safety) and Animal Care Assessment (ACA) components of Canadian Pork Excellence. Once complete, the revised programs will be referred to as “PigSAFE” (formerly CQA) and “PigCARE” (formerly ACA).

Updates to the CQA and ACA programs have focused on:
o a single producer manual integrating the food safety and animal care programs;
o templates to aid in drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);
o easier-to-use, web-based access to validation reports;
o inclusion of the 2014 Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs in PigCARE; and
o new resources to aid in barn staff training.”

Please click the below pdf to read more of this message from the Canadian Pork Council:
Fall 2017 CPE Update to Producers  (new window)

December 8, 2017 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 4 to December 8, 2017

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5478   -$0.0150 $70.21 -$0.68
Sows $1.3156   -$0.0127 $59.68 -$0.58
         
Carcass Value $154.30   -$1.50  

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