Canada: retroactive action for cull breeding
The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is calling on the
federal government to expand the breeding swine cull programme to include more
slaughtered animals retroactively.
$225 per animal
The nation-wide culling programme, officially launched in mid-April,
offered Canadian hog producers who agreed to de-populate breeding barns, and
leave them empty of breeding stock for a minimum of three years, $225 per animal
The program, created to reduce the Canadian breeding herd in an effort to
bring supply back in line with demand and improve prices, also allowed producers
who had decided to exit the industry, to do so with a certain amount of
CPC president Jurgen Preugschas says
that, because many producers had already culled a portion or all of their sows
prior to the program's November 1 cut off, CPC has asked agriculture minister
Gerry Ritz to extend the date to August 1 to allow those producers who had
started culling animals earlier to be part of that program.
Preugschas says that while the minister's response has been positive the
matter must go before cabinet for final approval. CPC has not yet been told
whether or not cabinet has or will approve the extension of the
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