NEWS

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May
2021

SIP National Swine Research Priorities Survey Accessible On Line                           
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the organization's Survey on National Swine Research Priorities will form a big part of consultations aimed at identifying what stakeholders consider important.

18

May
2021

Swine Innovation Porc Launches National Research Priorities Survey 
Posted by Farmscape.com

Swine Innovation Porc has launched a survey to identify national research priorities for the Canadian swine sector.

22

April
2021

SIP Offers Roadmap for Success 
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Ten years already of facilitating and coordinating research on a national level for the Canadian swine industry! Read this article about Swine Innovation Porc, originally published in the Canadian Hog Journal. 

29

December
2020

2020 Student Poster Session Competition: Congratulations to the winners!
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our first ever student poster session competition, which was held during the virtual 2020 Porc Show. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

  • 1st Prize:  Sylvia Li, University of Saskatchewan (Poster #16)

  • 2nd Prize: Mariia Tokareva, University of Saskatchewan (Poster #17)

  • 3rd Prize: Nicole Gregory, University of Guelph (Poster #10)

All posters from the event are available for viewing on the Porc Show website.

15

February
2019

Pork sector research focuses on improving competitiveness
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the main focus of research being conducted on behalf of Canada's porc sector is to improve the competitiveness of Canadian pork at home and abroad.

5

February
2019

Swine Innovation Porc announces details of five-year research program
Posted by Farmscape.com

Swine Innovation Porc will be supporting 14 research projects designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian pork sector. Swine Innovation Porc has outlined the details of the major research projects it will be supporting during the five year Swine-Cluster-3 research program.

14

November
2018

Research cluster approach to agricultural research offers advantages
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says Canada's AgriScience Program delivered through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership has fostered a more national approach to agricultural research while encouraging greater collaboration and eliminating duplication.

9

November
2018

Finding alternatives to antibiotics among top research priorities
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says research aimed at reducing antibiotic use while maintaining the health and productivity of the herd is among the organization's top priorities.

3

August
2018

Government industry partnership addresses top research priorities
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says research aimed at reducing antibiotic use while maintaining the health and productivity of the herd is among the organization's top priorities.

12

July
2018

Alternatives to Antimicrobials Identified as Top Priority Under Swine Cluster 3
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the development of new alternatives to the use of antibiotics will be among the top research priorities over the next five years under the Swine Cluster 3 Research Program.
The Swine Cluster 3 Research Program, a five year 18.5 million dollar research initiative funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in partnership with the pork sector through the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership, was officially launched last month.

5

July
2018

Animal nutrition health and welfare and pork quality among pork sector's top research priorities
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Canadian Pork Council says research related to animal health, animal welfare, nutrition, advances in building and equipment design and pork quality will be among the pork sector's top priorities as it moves forward on research over the next five years.

28

June
2018

Swine Innovation Porc Applauds Launch of Swine Cluster 3 Research Program
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the ability to bring together scientists from Canada's universities government research centres and other research institutions across Canada has been one of the major successes of Canada's AgriScience Research Cluster Program.

26

June
2018

Hog industry applauds new investment in research 
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Over the next 5 years, up to $18.5 million dollars will be invested by the federal government and industry partners in research to further the development of the Canadian pork industry. Swine Innovation Porc and the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) welcomed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC), Lawrence MacAulay’s announcement this morning, highlighting that up to $12.7 million will be invested by the federal government.

 

Swine Innovation Porc and its partners will also contribute $5.8 million, making a total investment of up to $18.5 million in research over a five-year period.

13

January 
2017

Additional $2.4 million for swine related research
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

The Canadian pork industry will see an additional investment of $2.4 million in research as part of the current 2013-2018 research program Swine Cluster 2. 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced earlier this week that it would provide $1.8 million to this program, where the swine industry would contribute an additional $600,000. This program focuses on helping industry be more competitive and sustainable as well as to drive the innovation needed for its overall long-term growth.

25

February
2016

Swine Innovation Porc supports creation of a Canadian Pork Promotion and Research Agency
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Representatives of Swine Innovation Porc attended a public hearing on February 16, 2016 in Montreal to support the creation of the Canadian Pork Promotion and Research Agency. This hearing was the result of a request from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) to the Farm Products Council of Canada to establish the agency. 

Please click here to view the documents submitted to the Farm Products Council for the public hearing.

17

December
2015

BC Pork joins seven other provincial pork producer associations to fund national research program

Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Swine Innovation Porc is pleased to announce that BC Pork has joined seven other provincial pork organizations in signing a Memorandum of Understanding agreement. This agreement represents a financial commitment of 2.5 cents per market hog that will be invested in supporting, among others, research activities within the research program Swine Cluster 2: Driving Results through Innovation, 2013-2018. 

19

January 
2015

Provincial pork producer associations come together to fund national research program

Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Swine Innovation Porc is pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by seven provincial pork associations across Canada. This MOU represents a financial commitment of $2.5 million for Swine Innovation Porc (SIP) that will support activities within the research program Swine Cluster 2: Driving Results through Innovation, 2013-2018.

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May

2014

Swine Research Cluster receives $13 million for industry research priorities

Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

The Canadian pork industry welcomed today’s news of $13 million in funding for the Swine Innovation Porc (SIP) Science Cluster under Growing Forward 2.  The investment will support strategic research to enhance competitiveness, drive innovation, and promote the long-term growth and sustainability of the Canadian swine industry.