Program

Program

Banff Pork Seminar January 8-10, 2019

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OPENING DAY


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

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

4:30-7:00 pm
Banff Pork Seminar 2019 Welcome Reception
Sponsor: AFNS University of Alberta, Merck Animal Health

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, Biovet Inc./Jupiter Agrobiotech, DSM Nutritional Products, Zoetis


Plenary Session I
Session Sponsor: Olymel

8:15 am
Welcome to BPS 2019
Amy Cronin, BPS 2019 Advisory Committee Chair

8:30 am 
The Future of Protein
TBA

9:15 am 
Disruptive Technologies & Public Perceptions
Ellen Goddard, University of Alberta


10:00 am
Networking & Coffee Break
Sponsors: Automated Production, Big Dutchman Inc., Diamond V, EastGen


10:30 am
Morning Breakout Sessions

1. Meat Quality

2. Animal Welfare & Transport

3. Feed Efficiency

4. Human Resources


12:00 pm
Lunch
Sponsor:  Dupont & Maple Leaf Foods


1:15 pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

5. Managing the Robust Pig

6. Sow Longevity

7. Big Data & Technology

8. Innovators (Wednesday Only)


3:30 pm 
Networking & Coffee Break
Sponsor: Hylife, Penner Farm Sevices/Horizon Livestock Supply, Walbern Agri-Systems


4:00-6:00 pm
Tradeshow & Networking 

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

7:30 am
Morning Coffee
Sponsor: Dutrion North America


Plenary Session II
Session Sponsor: Alberta Pork

8:15 am
Award Presentation
F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production (Sponsored by: Schippers Canada Ltd.)

R.O. Ball Young Scientist Award 

George Foxcroft Honorary Lectureship in Swine Production Research

8:30 am
Scale & Speed of Change in China
TBA

9:15 am
Current Changes in the Global Pork Market
Joe Kerns, Kerns & Associates


10:00 am 
Networking & Coffee Break
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Chemometec A/S, DNA Genetics, Nutriad Inc.


10:30 am 
Morning Breakout Sessions

1. Meat Quality

2. Animal Welfare & Transport

3. Feed Efficiency

4. Human Resources


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:15 pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

5. Managing the Robust Pig

6. Sow Longevity

7. Big Data & Technology


3:30 pm
Networking & Coffee Break


Closing Plenary Session

4:00 pm 
Beyond the Horizon
Mylène Paquette