Intensive Livestock Operations; and the Industrializing of Rural America

Oct. 3, 2017 by

Intensive Livestock Operations; and the Industrializing of Rural America[i] by John Ikerd[ii]   Growing public concerns about environmental and public health risks are challenging the legitimacy of large-scale, industrial livestock feeding operations—called ILOs in Canada and CAFOs in the U.S.

Industrial pork production has become unsustainable

Oct. 1, 2017 by

Winnipeg Free Press: Industrial pork production has become unsustainable Both Sides Now By: Vicki Burns and Janine Gibson   Photo: NELSON CHING / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILES Industrial hog production is leading to devastating issues for Manitoba, according to Vicki Burns and Janine

PEDv can survive in lagoons, study shows

Sep. 1, 2017 by

Pig Progress PEDv can survive in lagoons, study shows Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world   Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) can survive over nine months in infected lagoons, according to Canadian researchers.

Barn building code changes under fire after blaze

Jul. 1, 2017 by

Manitoba Cooperator Barn building code changes under fire after blaze Hog Watch Manitoba is concerned that proposed building code changes will decrease fire safety; 
the province and pork industry don’t agree By Alexis Stockford Photo: Thinkstock Published: June 23, 2017

Group calls for provincial government not to ease hog rules

Jun. 24, 2017 by

Winnipeg Sun Group calls for provincial government not to ease hog rules By Joyanne Pursaga, Winnipeg Sun First posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 07:42 PM CDT | Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017 08:35 PM CDT A group that fears relaxed