Oliver Haan, district Board Director for the Ontario Pork Association speaks about the current market of pig farming in Eastern Ontario, during the International Pig Day Press event held at Buddha Dog in Picton. International Pig Day will take place Monday, March 1st.
Thanks to Oliver for doing this video. We all have to be responsible for getting our stories out there and make a connection with the consuming public. They need to be made aware what is happening to their local food supply.
Canada’s pork industry is an economic powerhouse, employing tens of thousands of Canadians and contributing billions to Canada’s GDP. As the global demand for pork continues to increase, producers need access to the latest research and technologies to ensure they can get their high-quality products to grocery store shelves in Canada and around the world.
Research funded by the Swine Health Information Center has shown Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 15 is capable of surviving colder temperatures than previously thought.Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is a bacterial infection that results in coughing, high fever, respiratory distress and high mortality.