Program

Banff Pork Seminar January 7-9, 2020 

OPENING DAY


4:00-7:00 pm
Seminar Registration/Delegate Kit Pickup
Sponsor:  Fast Genetics, Hypor Genetics, Maximus Systems, PIC, Swine Innovation Porc, Topigs Norsvin 

4:00-7:00 pm
Sponsor Exhibit Area & Poster Viewing

4:30-7:00 pm
Banff Pork Seminar 2020 Welcome Reception
Sponsor: Dept. AFNS University of Alberta

7:00 am
Registration/Delegate Kit Pickup
Sponsor Exhibit Area open 7am-7pm
Poster session available all day

7:30 am
Morning Coffee 
Sponsors: APC Inc., DNA Genetics, DSM Nutritional Products, Zoetis Canada


Plenary Session I
Session Sponsor: Olymel

8:15 am
Welcome to BPS 2020
Amy Cronin, BPS 2020 Advisory Committee Chair

8:30 am 
Sense, Nonsense & Science
Joe Schwarcz, McGill University

9:15 am 
The Alternative Protein Movement: A Challenge or a Unique Opportunity?
Tiffany Lee, North American Meat Institute 


10:00 am
Networking & Coffee Break
Sponsors: Agribution Canada Ltd., Automated Production, EastGen/IMV Canada, Gestal by Jyga Technologies


10:30 am
Morning Breakout Sessions

1. Liability & the Producer

2. Nutrition Programs

3. Vaccines & Health

4. Sow Management


12:00 pm
Lunch
Sponsor: DuPont


1:15 pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

5. Pig Resilience

6. Smart Technology

7. Foreign Animal Disease Planning

8. Innovators (Wednesday Only)


3:30 pm 
Networking & Coffee Break
Sponsors: Carlo Genetics Inc., HyLife Ltd., Schippers Canada, Walbern Agri-Systems (1991) Ltd.


4:00-6:00 pm
Tradeshow & Networking 


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LIST OF SPEAKERS

 

7:00 am
Registration/Delegate Kit Pickup
Sponsor Exhibit Area open 7am-4pm
Poster session available 7am-4pm

7:30 am
Morning Coffee
Sponsors: Champion Alstoe Animal Health, Innovative Heating Technologies Inc., Ketchum Manufacturing, Marex Solutions


Plenary Session II
Session Sponsor: Alberta Pork

8:15 am
Award Presentation
F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production (Sponsored by Biomin Canada Inc. & Protekta Inc.)

R.O. Ball Young Scientist Award 

George Foxcroft Honorary Lectureship in Swine Production Research

8:30 am
Global Markets & Trade
Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends

9:15 am
How Much Do We Need To Know About African Swine Fever To Be Able to Prevent, Control and Eradicate?
Klaus Depner, Friedrich Loeffler Institute


10:00 am 
Networking & Coffee Break
Sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Farm Credit Canada, Masterfeeds, Merck Animal Health


10:30 am 
Morning Breakout Sessions

1. Liability & the Producer

2. Nutrition Programs

3. Vaccines & Health

4. Sow Management


12:00 pm
Lunch
Sponsor:  Maple Leaf Foods


1:15 pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

5. Pig Resilience

6. Smart Technology

7. Foreign Animal Disease Planning

9. Communications (Thursday Only)


3:30 pm
Networking & Coffee Break
Sponsor: Barkman Concrete, Cargill Animal Nutrition, SEC Repro Inc., Sunterra Farms Ltd. 


Closing Plenary Session

4:00 pm 
Wild Boars in Canada
Ryan Brook, University of Saskatchewan

 
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