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December 23, 2019 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 23 to December 27, 2019

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5176   $0.0159 $68.84 $0.72
Sows $1.2900   $0.0135 $58.51 $0.61
       
Carcass Value $151.29   $1.59

Transport regulation grace period extended to all livestock sectors

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has implemented a “transition period” for the feed, water, and rest requirements for all livestock sectors, in addition to the previously announced grace period extended to beef and dairy animals.

CFIA says it will use the first two years of the new regulation period, beginning February 2020, to “focus its enforcement efforts on compliance promotion through education and awareness measures, which are part of the CFIA’s continuum of enforcement actions,”

The amended regulations contain outcome-based requirements to ensure that animals are not likely to suffer (from exhaustion, dehydration, because of adverse weather or other conditions), be injured or die. These regulatory outcomes of Part XII must still be met, CFIA says, and has the discretion to appropriately enforce these outcome-based requirements to prevent and act on situations where animal welfare is compromised.

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December 16, 2019 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 16 to December 20, 2019

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5017   $0.0257 $68.12 $1.17
Sows $1.2764   $0.0218 $57.90 $0.99
       
Carcass Value $149.71   $2.56

December 9, 2019 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 9 to December 13, 2019

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.4760   -$0.0130 $66.95 -$0.59
Sows $1.2546   -$0.0111 $56.91 -$0.50
       
Carcass Value $147.14   -$1.30

Biosecurity Protocols for International Travel

Pork Nova Scotia has adopted a new biosecurity protocol, developed by Alberta Pork, for all barn producers who are visiting farms overseas.

Biosecurity Protocol International Travel [PDF]

December 2, 2019 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: December 2 to December 6, 2019

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.4890   -$0.0254 $67.54 -$1.15
Sows $1.2657   -$0.0216 $57.41 -$0.98
       
Carcass Value $148.44   -$2.53

November 25, 2019 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: November 25 to November 29, 2019

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5144   $0.0088 $68.69 $0.40
Sows $1.2872   $0.0075 $58.39 $0.34
       
Carcass Value $150.97   $0.88

November 18, 2019 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: November 18 to November 22, 2019

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5056   -$0.0181 $68.29 -$0.82
Sows $1.2798   -$0.0154 $58.05 -$0.70
       
Carcass Value $150.10   -$1.80

November 12, 2019 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: November 12 to November 15, 2019

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5237   -$0.0609 $69.11 -$2.76
Sows $1.2951   -$0.0518 $58.75 -$2.35
       
Carcass Value $151.90   -$6.07

Canadian Pork Industry to Resume Exports to China

November 5, 2019 – OTTAWA

Canadian pork producers are pleased that the issues preventing the export of pork products to China have been resolved. The market is an important one for producers that has been closed since exports were suspended on June 25, 2019.

“We are very appreciative of the efforts of government officials to help restore reliable access to China” said Rick Bergmann, Canadian Pork Council (CPC) Chair. “We’d like to thank Canadian Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr for the leadership they have shown in working to resolve this issue. We look forward to working with Ambassador Barton to further strengthen Canadian-Chinese relations”.

For the full CPC press release, please read the below PDF:

CPC Press Release – Exports Resume to China

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