Some Ontario farmers will soon be able to buy insurance for disease outbreak costs that aren’t covered by governments. The insurance is being offered in a one-year pilot project coordinated by the Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council and involving several other industry and commodity groups.
Ottawa - Paying pork producers to bury their sows or send them for dog food may be the latest sign that the industry is in uncharted territory. Details are sketchy on the newly announced federal Cull Breeding Swine Program, save that entire barns must be liquidated, stay empty for three years and no cull sows are to enter the human food chain.
LONDON — Ontario pork producers, in the midst of what many are calling a “perfect storm” are trying to determine if this is a “normal” low in the traditional hog cycle or part of something more threatening. With another dismal year predicted, individual producers must decide whether to stick it out in the hope that eventual higher prices will make up the difference or cut their losses now.
© AgMedia Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.