January 10, 2017 12:04 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 10, 2017) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Government of Canada is providing an additional $1.8 million to the pork research cluster to continue responding to consumer concerns around the humane treatment of animals, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today.
This additional sum brings the total Government of Canada investment to $14.8 million and will help to expand on research work already underway as part of the five-year (2013-18) research cluster. New research will address the issue of sow housing and improved living conditions for both sows and piglets.
"Our Government is pleased to support the pork sector with this investment. This investment in research in animal health and welfare helps respond to the interests of consumers and will help put more money in the pockets of our producers."
- Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
"Enhancing the competitiveness and the sustainability of the Canadian pork industry is Swine Innovation Porc's primary goal and focus. In addition to responding to concerns about animal welfare, the Swine Cluster 2 research program also addresses animal health and reducing feed costs. This additional investment in research will further the outcomes of this program and ensure that emerging issues facing the pork sector will continue to be addressed. "
- Stewart Cressman, Chair, Swine Innovation Porc
Enabling the Pork Sector to Adapt to Changing Consumer Demands
Growing Forward 2 (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
AgriInnovation Program (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
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Guy GallantDirector of CommunicationsOffice of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay613-773-1059Media RelationsAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaOttawa, Ontario613-773-79721-866-345-7972Abida OuyedAssistant ManagerSwine Innovation Porc418-650-4318
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