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Canadian breeding hog cull surpasses half of target

More than 75 000 sows from Canada'a breeding herd were committed to the Cull Breeding Swine Program in the first two weeks. This contributes to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's goal to remove 150 000 sows from the breeding herd. Many of the animals eligible were marketed prior to the program launch date, indicating that producers were already trying to adjust market conditions on their own.


May 1, 2008
By meatingplace.com

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May 1, 2008

Canadian pork producers have submitted applications to cover more than
half of the 10 percent target set by the Cull Breeding Swine Program,
the Canadian Pork Council announced Wednesday.

The initiative,
funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, aims to remove 150,000 sows
from Canada's breeding herd and reduce annual production by about 3
million pigs. More than 75,000 animals were committed to the program in the first two weeks, CPC said.

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Claims
received to date indicate two-thirds of the animals eligible for the
program were marketed prior to the program launch date, which
demonstrates that producers were already trying to adjust to market
conditions on their own, according to CPC. Meat from these animals was
marketed through regular food channels.