Group Sow Housing & Management Seminar

Tuesday December 4th, 2018
Best Western (Arden Park) Hotel, Stratford Ontario

A London Swine Conference event

Sponsorship Information

Registration information will be available soon! 

Check back here for updates as the program develops.

 OMAFRA, Ontario Pork, Ontario Pork Industry Council, and The Prairie Swine Centre, Inc., with support from industry, are planning a seminar to help pork producers address challenges of sow management, in particular related to group housing.

The focus of the day will be "overcoming challenges" and "common issues".

Brought to you by the London Swine Conference, this seminar will feature practical information on various aspects of group housing. The program will focus on overcoming many of the common challenges that arise with group housing, as well as management techniques to help make the transition period and years to follow smooth for you and your herd. Group housing options will also be discussed.

There will be several producer profiles, and a discussion panel with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Seminar Program*

9:00 am Registration

9:25 am Welcoming Remarks

9:30 am Common Challenges with Group Sow Housing
Sylven Blouin, Animal Welfare Director, Jyga Technologies, QC

10:10 am Producer Profile 1
Scott Hyshka, Mountain Vista Sow Unit, Sunterra Farms, AB

10:40 am Networking Break

11:10 am Mixing Practices to Reduce Aggression and Improve Production
Dr. Jennifer Brown, Prairie Swine Centre, SK

11:45 am Producer Profile 2
Matt Davis, Hord Family Farms, Ohio

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Breakout 1: Start-up Challenges: What to Expect
Mark Chambers and Scott Hyshka, Sunterra Farms Ltd., AB/ON

Breakout 2: Improving Production Efficiencies and Benchmarking
Dr. Greg Wideman, South West Ontario Veterinary Services, ON

2:00 pm Producer Profile 3 TBD

2:30 pm Health Management in Groups Dr. Karine Talbot, Hylife, MB

3:10 pm Networking Break

3:40 pm Preventing and Dealing with Lameness
Dr. Laurie Conner, University of Manitoba, MB
4:15 pm Panel Discussion

5:00 pm Closing remarks

5:00 – 6:30 pm Social Time
*Program subject to change without notice

For more details contact: 

Laura Eastwood
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