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"Lots of concern about feed levels with pig farmers.  "

pigsrgr8 replied Jan 17, 2012 to Is vomatoxin in corn becoming an issue?

2 Feb 1, 2012
Reply by charlie brown

"Lots of rumours of prices, seems like lots of interested buyers but not too many sel…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jan 17, 2012 to What is good farmland selling for in your area?

4 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by OntAG Admin

"I have not watched the abuse video and likely will not. But consumers and others wi…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jun 2, 2010 to Ohio Dairy Farm Animal Abuse Video Outrages the Ag Industry...find out more...what do you think?

9 Jul 7, 2010
Reply by Wayne Black

"I am sure Maple Leaf will not want to sell it to a new competitor.......they still w…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jun 1, 2010 to Maple Leaf Launches Sale Process for Burlington Pork Plant....Any Speculation on Buyers? Thoughts?

3 Jun 11, 2010
Reply by William Hardie

"I read the Stratford article....the NFU was helping on this. Do the other farm orga…"

pigsrgr8 replied Apr 9, 2010 to Regulatory Burdens on Slaughter Facilities.

16 May 26, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"Was anyone at the Stratford OASC town hall meeting? Any report on how the meeting w…"

pigsrgr8 replied Apr 8, 2010 to OASC

8 Jul 31, 2010
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

"Does this ruling change anything? We still need profitability..."

pigsrgr8 replied Feb 22, 2010 to future of our pork industry

3 Mar 1, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"Good points... Imported pork is flooding our grocery shelves...just check it out...S…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jan 14, 2010 to AgVisionTV.com: The Problems with Canada's Food System: Margaret Webb Wants Changes.

10 Mar 18, 2010
Reply by Joann

"Maybe we need a rock star to sing a song like Neil Young's Farmer's Song. "

pigsrgr8 replied Nov 25, 2009 to HOG LOANS DO NOT WORK

10 Dec 29, 2009
Reply by rein minnema

"So supply management won't work? What other options are out there...the news is get…"

pigsrgr8 replied Nov 18, 2009 to Supply Management for Pigs

12 Nov 18, 2009
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