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Canada: new increase in prices

30-Jul-2014 (yesterday)
The prices in Canada have risen and broken records again, reaching CAD262.56 / 100kg in the Quebec market. Although in Ontario the price has dropped by CAD3.99 / 100 kg this week, last week it surpassed the record price reached in early April (CAD260.45 / 100 kg), whilst in Quebec the price is slightly lower (CAD263.84 /100 kg). These prices have nothing to do with those of a year ago (some CAD200 / 100 kg), or those of the beginning of 2014 (some CAD150 / 100 kg).
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Question of the week 29-Jul-2014

Understanding the sow farm in terms of finisher profitability


We hear a lot of talk about optimizing profitability in grow-finish through reducing standard deviation of marketed weights and aiming that tighter weight group at the profit optimal average weight at the time of marketing. It’s a bit like playing darts, you want the darts to be in tight group but it is also necessary to be near the bull’s eye on the target.

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Water medication calculator

This simulator calculates the quantity of
medicine to incorporate in water when
using a flow dispenser.

Water medication calculator