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Great ideas for lifting hogs recognized

Two different lift systems reduce stress for people and animals

The 2016 F. X. Aherne award for Innovative Pork Production is being shared by two winners. Sam Gelowitz of the Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon, Sask. received the award for an innovative carcass-removal cart, while Steve’s Livestock Transport of Manitoba received the prize for a new hydraulic lift deck trailer. The awards were presented at […] Read more



Liquid hog manure is liquid gold

It’s expensive to transport, but farmers near hog operations like the benefits

Liquid manure — particularly liquid hog manure, which is more readily available than solid or semi-solid manures — has always been viewed as a valuable nutrient source for field crop production. But it’s expensive to transport, so access is localized near hog operations. “I talk to a lot of growers growing oilseeds and cereals, and […] Read more


Ontario regional OYF finalists: Mike and Amy Cronin

Cronin Farms has grown a diversified hog operation with facilities in two countries

Ontario farmers Amy and Mike Cronin have relied on their management skills, sound core-business values and a team of trusted employees to help them build a successful international hog operation that has not only survived, but grown over the past 20 years amid often volatile market conditions. Although they established Cronin Farms in 1998, during […] Read more



Cattle markets expected strong through ‘til fall

Consumer spending appears to have an appetite for meats

Fed and feeder cattle markets across Canada continue to trade at historical highs on the heels of very strong beef demand. Alberta fed cattle prices continue to hover in the range of $200 to $202 per cwt; higher quality Charolais cross steers averaging 700 pounds are reaching above $300 across Western Canada. Improving consumer incomes […] Read more