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Swine Welfare Forum

Event date: 4/4/2018 Export event

Thinking Forward – Animal Welfare and Your Business
Swine Welfare Forum/National Chair in Swine Welfare Launch
A forum for Industry Stakeholders
Wednesday April 4th 2018
Maple Leaf Think Food Conference Centre
6897 Financial Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5N 0A8
RSVP at the link
There is no charge to attend this event.
Space is limited. Organizers reserve the right to limit entry to registered individuals from invited stakeholder groups.
Meeting Purpose:
The National Chair in Swine Welfare was developed with the vision to support the industry to take a proactive approach to swine welfare challenges. With the final funding component now in place from NSERC, this vision can now be realized. This meeting kicks off the start of this important five year research collaboration between the 14 industry partners and the University of Saskatchewan/the Prairie Swine Centre.
Thinking forward: What is the future of swine welfare in Canada? How does it impact the individual families and companies within the pork value chain? How does the changing perception of welfare affect pig management goals? We invite a number of leaders within the Canadian pork industry to join together for this day and to participate in a broad discussion of how these issues and others can be anticipated and proactively addressed through research. This will be the vision and role of the National Chair in Swine Welfare.
Goals of this meeting:
  • Foster discussion between stakeholders on how the animal welfare perceptions and issues are evolving and how a proactive approach can help with defining the future.
  • Engage industry partners in the National Chair initiative as it launches – to ensure we have an open dialogue and can seek a uniform focus on the breadth of research and industry engagement.
  • Support partners to realize the potential through the early adoption of knowledge coming out of the Chair.
  • Discuss vision: Welfare goals of the industry partners – their needs and expectations. It is beneficial for Dr. Seddon, her team and the advisory board to understand this and thus maximize the benefits of the National Chair in Swine Welfare as the program rolls out.

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