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7 10, 2015

Recipe – Breakfast Gourmet Sausage Wrap








1 lb (500 g) fresh Canadian Pork Sausage – Chorizo, Italian or your favorite

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) frozen hash brown potatoes

1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped onion

1/2 green pepper, chopped

8 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground black pepper

8 10″ (25 cm) flour tortillas

1/2 cup (125 ml) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


In a large skillet, over

7 10, 2015


PEAK Swine Celebrates 20 Years
PEAK Swine Genetics is celebrating its twentieth year in business.
PEAK began in 1995 from five founding nucleus herds represented by Rennie Heare, Walter Preugschas, Jurgen Preugschas, Keith Rasmuson and Barry Reiter as shareholders and directors. The company’s base is a group of highly successful purebred swine breeders who have combined their talents,

  • free farrowing
  • port a pig
  • rbt lass 360 farrows
  • swap pen
7 10, 2015

FREE FARROWING – Viable or not?

Welfare issues are increasingly being highlighted through the media and elsewhere as consumers express concerns about how pigs are reared.
Here in the UK back in the late 1960s we put gestating sows into sow stalls – and tethers – so that these pigs were unable to fight and each had her

7 10, 2015

Agriculture Should be a Election Issue.

There is a federal election on.
In fact it’s been on far longer already than any election in the modern age of electronic social media should ever be.
It is now dragging on like a Prairie winter in March, with people enjoying the experience of the rhetoric and hyperbole just as much as a three-day storm.

7 10, 2015

Pork Chops

Red Deer Swine Tech
Planning is complete for the 2015 Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop. Mark your calendars for Wednesday October 21st in Red Deer at the Sheraton.
Some topics include: Antibiotic benchmark and resistance; Animal welfare audits; Understanding date; Foreign worker programs; Pain mitigation and the Code of Practice plus others.
Registration is $80 each, or

7 10, 2015

Despite Higher Numbers Live Hog Prices Improve

Update… There is a story elsewhere in this issue that talks about prices, hog numbers, and the how much the stronger American greenback is helping hog producers in Canada. Tyler Fulton, the director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says, despite higher live hog numbers, prices in western Canada have improved over the

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7 10, 2015

What’s New in Feed Technology ?

Three trends to watch that benefit 
swine operations

The big value of feed technology is getting “more out of every bite” from livestock diets.
Today with advances in science there are more options and different types of benefits than ever before. The best feed technology is like a jack knife – there’s a lot it can

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7 10, 2015

Manitoba Holds Farm and Food Awareness Week

In Manitoba, the province declared the week of Sept 20 – 26 as the first-ever Farm and Food Awareness Week celebrating agriculture and locally-produced food.

This is a start of a number of things, but really, this is about growing and retaining the food business, and by finalizing the food processing sector to reach Manitoba’s

7 10, 2015

On The Edge With Siemens Says

Each farmer, food producer has a responsibility – And ours do it well
The week of September 21 to 26 was Farm and Food Awareness Week in Canada. A great time for various institutions, farms and others involved in the production of food to highlight this very basic industry.
For nigh on 43 years, my goal

7 10, 2015

PED Containment Highly Successful in Canada – Winter, a Benchmark  for Americans

While deadly for baby piglets, the containment of the PED virus is quite doable if done right. In the United States, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians expects the winter of 2015 to be a benchmark period in terms of understanding what the future will look like from a PED standpoint.
The incidence of Porcine