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 Events Calendar

«February 2019»
1/29/2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Oxford Annual Association Meeting - AGM

Mount Elgin Community Centre - 333204 Plank Line, Mount Elgin

Social at 5:30 p.m. Meal at 6:00 p.m. Meeting to follow

Zone 2 election year.

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1/30/2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Northumberland-Quinte County Producer Meeting - AGM

6:30 pm at Codrington Community Centre

Gary Stordy, CPC
Young producers’ presentation
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2/1/2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Haldimand-Norfolk, Niagara, Golden Horseshoe, Halton-Peel Annual Associations Meeting - AGM

The Greens At Renton -969 Concession 14, Simcoe, ON

Registration: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

Zone 2 election year

Guest Speakers: Mike von Maschow, Frank Wood, Patrick O'Neil

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2/3/2019 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Frontenac County Producer Meeting - AGM

Glenburnie United Church,
1028 Unity Road, Glenburnie

1:00 pm

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2/4/2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Middlesex Annual Association Meeting - AGM

Coldstream Community Centre
6:00 p.m Dinner (complementary). Meeting to follow.

Guest Speaker: Frank Wood

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2/5/2019 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Elgin Annual Association Meeting

Shedden Keystone Complex - 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden

Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting: 7:00 p.m. 

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8th Annual Swine Producer Forum

 Save the Date: February 6th, 2019

The 8th Annual Purina/South West Vet Meeting
Best Western (Arden Park), 552 Ontario St, Stratford.

Registration: 10am–11:15am   Meeting starts at 11:15    Lunch @ 12:15

         Guest Speakers include
Dr. Greg Wideman – SW Vet. Services
Monita Mo. – Chinese Pork Producer
Daniel Rivest – Olymel Pork Packers
Heather Ferguson – Cargill Animal Nutrition
Dr. Marty Misener – SW Vet. Services

Monita K. Mo., CEO of the Best Genetics Group:
Monita is the CEO of a 6000+ sow operation in China, and has a BA & MSc. from New York City University. She brings with her a great understanding of the Chinese Market and its impact on the world pork production plus the opportunity to grow Ontario pork sales to China.  We look forward to hearing what she has to share about the technologies and changes happening in the world’s largest pork producing country. 
Monita will have not been near any pigs for 30+ days prior to visiting Canada, and is adhering to a comprehensive biosecurity protocol laid out by CFIA and the South West Veterinarian Services.

RSVP by January 30, 2019
to Jessica Meiling, Purina (519) 539-8561 ext 2100 | 
or Cheryl Lehmann, South West Veterinary Service (519) 271-2111 |

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2/14/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Durham, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough Producer Meeting - AGM

Exhibition Fairgrounds Office, 354 Angeline St, S, Lindsay

7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker: Christine Brown, OMAFRA

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2/20/2019 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM

South Western Pork Conference

57th Annual SWOPC. Location: University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus 

A day of touring the new campus swine barn, visiting with industry reps at the trade show and learning about what's happening in the pork industry, Social time thru out the day for meeting fellow producers.

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2/26/2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Glengarry-Prescott County Producer Meeting - AGM

Alexandria Restaurant, Alexandria

Social: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Meeting: 8:00 p.m.

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3/7/2019 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Joint Meeting Oxford & Huron-Perth Women for the Support of Agriculture (WSA)

This Joint meeting is interesting for all women connected to life on a farm. 

$40 includes lunch
9:30 a.m. and Arden Park Hotel, Stratford

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 Whats New

What's New

Ontario Pork Annual General Meeting Ontario Pork Annual General Meeting

March 19-20, 2019 at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, Guelph.
African Swine Fever (ASF) African Swine Fever (ASF)

African swine fever is very contagious and is killing pigs and wild boars in Africa, Asia and parts of Europe. Let’s work together so African swine fever does not make its way to Canada!
Assocations' Annual Meetings & Zone 2 Elections

All the 2019 Annual Association Meetings have been posted on our events calendar. They will all be taking place in January/February leading up to to Ontario Pork's Annual General Meeting March 19-20. Come out for information on your industry and a social time with fellow producers. This is a...
New rules for the access and use of veterinary drugs New rules for the access and use of veterinary drugs

Health Canada is changing regulations and policies regarding the access and use of medically important antimicrobials in animals. As of December 1, 2018, all medically important antimicrobials will have prescription status and only be available from your veterinarian, or pharmacy.
Ontario ag says "thank you for supporting local" Ontario ag says "thank you for supporting local"

Ontario farmers said "thank you for supporting local" to Toronto commuters in Union Station this morning. Pictured is Ag Minister Ernie Hardeman with Ontairo pork farmer Chris Cossitt giving out bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches.
Friends of the Foodbank, Ontario pork donation Friends of the Foodbank, Ontario pork donation

Ontario pork feeding Ontario Families! 924 cases of fresh pork off to Ontario food banks. Grateful to all those who donated. #ontarioporkproud #friendsofthefoodbank #porkdonation. The Ontario Pork Friends of the Foodbank program started as "Donate a Hog" in 1998, and has been going strong...




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