Breakout sessions are presented both Wednesday and Thursday. Delegates will be able to choose two morning breakout sessions (one Wednesday, one Thursday) and two afternoon breakout sessions (one Wednesday, one Thursday).
*program is subject to change
1. Meat Quality
Canadian Pork Quality with Confidence
Michael Young, Canada Pork International
Speaker Sponsor: Canada Pork International
Pork, More Than Just a Good Source of Protein
Brian Sullivan, Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc.
Speaker Sponsor: Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc.
2. Animal Welfare & Transport
Session Sponsor: Canadian Pork Council
Canadian Livestock Transport Program Update
Stéphane Beaudoin, GestBEAu Inc.
3. Feed Efficiency
Session Sponsor: Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition
Genomic Advances to Increase Feed Efficiency & Carcass Quality of Grow Finish Pigs
Graham Plastow, University of Alberta
Feeding Programs to Optimize Feed Efficiency & Carcass Quality of Grow Finish Pigs
Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University
4. Human Resources
Session Sponsor: Sunterra Farms Ltd.
Business Development & Management
Karen Kerns, Kerns & Associates
Utilizing High & Low Skill Worker Programs in Canada
Andrea De Groot, Ontario Pork Industry Council
5. Managing the Robust Pig
Batch Farrowing - Tools to Bullet Proof the Sow Farm
Blaine Tully, Swine Health Professionals Ltd.
Batch Farrowing Conversions
Sylven Blouin, JYGA Technologies
Nutrition Related Factors Affecting Pig Survivability
Marcio Goncalves, Jefo Nutrition Inc.
6. Sow Longevity
Session Sponsor: Pharmgate Animal Health
Gilt Management for Improved Sow Lifetime Productivity
Jenny Patterson, University of Alberta
Economics of Sow Longevity
Derald Holtkamp, Iowa State University
Sow Mortality - Causes & Consequences
Jerry Torrison, University of Minnesota
7. Big Data & Technology
Session Sponsor: h@ms Marketing
Tom Stein, Maximus Systems
Augmented Intelligence for Better Swine Breeding
Bram Visser, Hendrix Genetics
Farm Center Data Integration Platform
Ricardo Segundo Cochran, OPP Group
8. Innovators (Wednesday Only)
Winning Innovations for the F.X. Aherne Prize in Innovative Pork
Finalist Presentations for the R.O. Ball Young Scientist Grad Student Competition