SWINE

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Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs floor-stocks Shur-Gain’s Pig Starter pellets and also make, on-site, hog grower mash feed, keeping bagged product as floor stock when requested.

All feeds are formulated with all the vitamins and nutrients required to grow hogs to their optimum market weight.  We also floor-stock Shur-Gain’s line of pelleted rations of swine feeds for a variety of life stages.

Contact Harold for pricing or information on bulk swine rations or supplements delivered to your farm.

Below are some articles that may be of interest to Swine Producers:

Nursery and Grow Finish Swine Benchmarking
Corn Distillers Dried Grain in Swine Feed
Corn Steepwater as a Feed Ingredient for Swine
Mycotoxins in Swine

Antimicrobials Resistance Update — 2018

As of December 1, 2018, all Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only.  

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics are important to fight bacterial infections in humans and animals.  All medically important antimicrobials will be on the Prescription Drug List – Products for Veterinary Use.

You will need to get a prescription from a veterinarian for your animals for:

— Prescription drugs (including, for example, injectables, in-water and in-feed formulations).  You will be able to buy these drugs from a veterinarian or pharmacist.  Importation rules will continue as per existing Food and Drug Regulations.  

— Prescription medicated feed – This is livestock feed that contains a prescription drug, including supplements, macro & micro premixes and complete feed.  You will be able to buy these medicated feeds from a commercial feed mill, veterinarian or pharmacist with a veterinary prescription.

The Prescription Drug List (PDL) is a list of medicinal ingredients. Any drug containing an ingredient on this list must be sold by prescription.  Since 2004, new MIAs approved by Health Canada have been included on the PDL and must be sold by prescription.
We are now moving all remaining MIAs approved for veterinary use before 2004 to the PDL. With this change, we establish the same level of oversight for those MIAs approved before 2004 as for those approved after.
The following MIA ingredients will be included on the PDL for Veterinary Use: Apramycin; Bacitracin; Erythromycin; Lincomycin; Neomycin; Penicillin G; Spectinomycin; Streptomycin/Dihydrostreptomycin; Sulphonamides; Tilmicosin; Tiamulin; Tylosin/Tylvalosin; Virginiamycin; Tetracycline/Chlortetracycline/Oxytetracycline; Or their salts or derivatives.   This includes all dosage forms whether in feed, water, otic, oral, topical, implant, injectable, intrauterine, intramammary or dusting powder.

There will be changes to the labels of MIAs:  a “Pr” will be on the principal display panel;  growth promotion claims and related directions for use will be removed; responsible use statements will be put on labels of all in-feed and in-water MIAs. 

PORK INDUSTRY LINKS:

Ontario Pork

Ontario Pork Congress

Canada Pork Council

Better Farming Ontario