Ontario Pork’s report on February 27, 2020
states that the 100% formula price was $135.37/ckg DW. This is down $14.56 since last month’s
newsletter. The CME price was $ 56.41
which is down $6.42 from last month’s
For pigs placed in March, OMAFRA’s Ontario
Market Hog Price Trend Sheet for February 20, 2020 is predicting a 100-index
price of $199.22/cwt for when they go to market. This is up $12.09/cwt from the number I
showed in last month’s newsletter.
Ontario Pork announced on February 20,
2020 the directors that will represent Zone 1 on the Ontario Pork Board. They are Maaike Campbell from Lambton County,
Mike Mitchell from Middlesex County and Tara Terpstra from Huron County.
In case you missed the email from the
Ontario Pork Industry Council, there is new Transportation of Animals
Requirements. Here is the summary from
Under the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency’s (CFIA’s) Health of Animals Regulations (Part XII), Canada’s livestock
industry will see changes to its Transportation of Animals requirements.
The new requirements will be phased in
beginning February 20, 2020. The new regulations are more detailed with respect
to animal needs and specify intervals for transporters to provide food, water
The maximum time for pigs to go without
food, water and rest is 28 hours.
The new Record of Livestock Movement form
must accompany every load
This new form replaces current producer
receipts/Ontario Pork hog manifests
Transporters will be sent the new forms
and provide them to producers
Producers must note the date and time
animals go off feed and water (28 hour maximum)
Condition of animals must be recorded and
signed-off by both the producer and transporter when transferring custody of