Program

Breakout Sessions

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

Morning Breakout Sessions

1. Meat Quality
Session Sponsor: 

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

Transport Regulations, Programs & Training
Stéphane BeaudoinGestBEAu Inc.

TBA
TBA


3. Feed Efficiency
Session Sponsor: Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition

TBA
TBA

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TBA


4. Human Resources
Session Sponsor: 

Business Development & Management 
Karen Kerns, Kerns & Associates

Utilizing High & Low Skill Worker Programs in Canada
Andrea De Groot, Ontario Pork Industry Council


Afternoon Breakout Sessions

5. Managing the Robust Pig
Session Sponsor: 

Batch Farrowing
Blaine Tully, Swine Health Professionals Ltd.

TBA
TBA

Recent Advances in Sow Nutrition & Feeding
Marcio Goncalves, PIC North America


6. Sow Longevity
Session Sponsor: Pharmgate Animal Health

Early Life & Gilt Management Factors that Affect Sow Lifetime Productivity 
Jenny Patterson, University of Alberta 

Economics of Sow Longevity
Derald Holtkamp, Iowa State University

Sow Mortality
Jerry Torrison, University of Minnesota


7. Big Data & Technology
Session Sponsor: h@ms  Marketing

TBA
TBA

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TBA 

Innovations for the Pig Barn
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 


 LIST OF SPEAKERS