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Canadian PSC opens Sow Research Unit

Prairie Swine Centre has officially opened its new Sow Research Unit, a joint initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.

Efficiency
“Reducing costs and improving efficiency is the most important aspect of pork production today, and applies as much to the research community as it does to commercial pork producers,” notes Dr. John Patience, President of Prairie Swine Centre. “This new sow barn embraces that important concept in design, equipment selection and operational procedures.”

Looking ahead, the barn incorporates the industry trend of accommodating practices such as increasing the age at weaning.

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