Banff Pork Seminar January 5 & 7 2021

*All times are listed in Mountain Standard Time (UTC/GMT -7)

Plenary Session I
Sponsored by Fast Genetics & Maple Leaf Foods

8:00 am MST
Welcome to BPS 2021

8:05 am 
Pork Industry Overview: From Food Policy to Consumer Trends & the COVID Impacts
Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University

9:00 am
Virtual Break

9:10 - 9:55 am 
Breakout Sessions

A. Mental Health
Farmer Mental Health in Canada: Stats,
Stressors, and Ways to Support 
     Andria Jones-Bitton
, Ontario Veterinary College 
     Sponsored by Dept. AFNS University of Alberta

B. Health
Vaccines for Emerging Diseases: How Do We Prepare for Future Pandemics
Volker Gerdts, VIDO-InterVac
     Sponsored by HyLife Ltd.

10:00 - 10:55 am 
Breakout Sessions

A. Mental Health
     Everyday Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty

     Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Trent University
     Sponsored by Carlo Genetics

B. Health
Feed Biosecurity: Past, Present & Future
Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services
     Sponsored by Canadian Pork Council & Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization

10:55 am
Virtual Break

11:00 am 
RO Ball Young Scientist Award Finalists
Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition

12:00 pm 
Terminal Sires: Meeting Marketplace Demand
Daniel Hamilton, PIC
Hosted by PIC

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8:00 am MST (10:00 EST)
Precision Feeding: A Modern Solution for Feeding to Individual Requirements & Capturing the Most Value in Your Operation  
Amanda Uitermarkt, JYGA Technologies
Hosted by JYGA Technologies

8:30 am
Gestal: How’s it Made
Samuel Lefebvre, JYGA Technologies
Hosted by JYGA Technologies

9:00 am MST (11:00 EST)
African Swine Fever: How is Canada Getting Prepared
Hosted by Swine Innovation Porc

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11:00 am MST (1:00 pm EST)
Bosdale Farms, a complete value of MAXIMUS
Jonathan & Nate Bos, producers
Jeff MacDougald, Director Maximus Ontario
Dr. Tom Stein, Senior Strategic Adviser, Maximus
Hosted by Maximus 

11:30 am MST
MAXIMUS, Fast Forwarding the Future
Dr. Tom Stein, Senior Strategic Adviser, Maximus
Wesley Lack, VP of International Sales
Lisa L. Butler, Maximus Software Solutions Manager
Hosted by Maximus 
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Plenary Session II
Sponsored by Hypor Genetics & Olymel

8:00 am MST 
Award Presentation
F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production

R.O. Ball Young Scientist Award 

8:05 am
Where Do We Go From Here?
Joseph Kerns, Kerns & Associates

9:05 am 
Virtual Break

9:15 - 10:00 am 
Breakout Sessions

C. Nutrition & Lactation 
The Importance of Nutrition for Mammary Development in Swine
 Chantal Farmer, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
     Sponsored by Kemin

D. Management
     Precision Feeding: From Idea to Practice
Hyatt Frobose, JYGA Technologies

10:05 - 10:50 am 
Breakout Sessions

C. Nutrition & Lactation 
Sustainable Animal Protein Production: Fine-Tuning Dietary Calcium and Phosphorus Through Modeling in Swine
 Marie-Pierre Létourneau-Montminy, Laval University
    Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products & DuPont

D. Management
     Managing the Nursery Pig with the use of Video Camera’s
Andy Jakubowski, Pillen Family Farms
     Sponsored by DNA Genetics & Pillen Family Farms

10:50 am
Virtual Break

11:00 am
FX Aherne Award Winner
Sponsored by Alltech

11:30 am
New Rules Equals New Gut Health Strategies: A How-to Guide to Reduce Zinc in Starter Diets
Aime Roy, Alltech
Hosted by Alltech

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