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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:32

Manitoba Pork GM Encouraging Modernization

The general manager of the Manitoba Pork Council says they're trying to encourage the industry to modernize.
 
Andrew Dickson says over the next 10 to 15 years, there will be a lot of new technology for pork producers to use.
 
"There's some new feeding technologies that are out there now and new equipment. The genetics of the pigs has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, and we have a very high performing animal now. Ration design is improved dramatically and producers are adopting these technologies quickly. Slowly but surely we're gonna be moving out of gestation stalls and moving towards group housing systems over the next 10 to 15 years."
 
The Manitoba Pork Council is holding their Annual General Meeting tomorrow in Winnipeg.
 
Dickson says last year was a banner year for the industry in terms of making money, but this year things will be a little tighter because prices have come down while grain prices have stayed reasonable.
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Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.

Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:53
Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.

Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.

Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today

Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:53
Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today
Community foundations all over the Parkland have the chance to help raise money for legacy projects in their communities.