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11/3/2021 8:00 AM

Meating Space – Virtual Conference and Exhibition (November 3)

When: November 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Where: Virtual
Registration is now open. You may register via Meat and Poultry Ontario.

New in 2021, Meating Space is the virtual rendition of Meat & Poultry Ontario's (MPO) biennial conference 'Meating Place'. This event begins with networking & exhibits hosted on our virtual conferencing platform, connecting industry stakeholders and driving important conversations.

Visit our corporate supporters and associate members as they showcase their companies in our virtual TableTalk exhibition, promoting products and services that are vital to Ontario's meat sector. Attendees can enjoy 3 educational speaker sessions geared to leadership in the meat sector.

8:00 AM - Coffee Talk in the Lounge
10:00 AM – Opening Remarks
10:30 AM – Leadership in Agri-FoodTodd Klink, Farm Credit Canada
11:25 AM – Keynote: Workforce 5.0: Building, Engaging and Capitalizing on the Workforce of Tomorrow Shawn Casemore, Leadership Consultant
12:25 PM – Virtual TableTalk Exhibition and Lunch
1:25 PM – Panel Session: Embracing A Workforce Culture to Overcome Labour Challenges

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11/23/2021

Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR/AED certification (Nov 23)

When: November 23, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: 63 Main Street, Exeter (very clearly marked).
Cost: $130 for OPIC Members; $185 for Non OPIC Members (includes lunch)
Registration is required. You may register by emailing projects@opic.on.ca

COVID-19 protocols in place. Who should attend? Farm managers, owners, barn employees. More information on what to expect.

Please bring your mask, a pen, and kneeling mat or a small blanket for your knees when on the floor for CPR/AED practice, if you wish.

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11/26/2021 12:00 PM

ASF Biosecurity Funding webinar (Nov 26)

When: Friday, November 26 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online via a Zoom conference
To join the meeting, click on the Zoom link below:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85356504595?pwd=aXpqYTFJMGRlak1TSDZLR2lHZ3Q2QT09

Meeting ID: 853 5650 4595
Passcode: yKiDc8

A webinar detailing program eligibility and details will be hosted by Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Ontario Pork staff will also be on hand to answer questions.

To help Ontario’s swine sector fund some of the costs associated with African Swine Fever (ASF) prevention and preparedness, the Governments of Ontario and Canada recently launched an important new initiative for provincial hog producers and other swine-related businesses to increase biosecurity at all points along the value chain.

Now open, the Enhanced Biosecurity for African Swine Fever Preparedness Initiative will reimburse pork producers and others in the pork value chain for up to 50 per cent of the costs to enhance biosecurity and emergency preparedness related to the prevention of ASF.

About the Enhanced Biosecurity for African Swine Fever Preparedness Initiative

Producers, processors, assembly yards, transporters, veterinary clinics and others directly involved in the pork value chain are eligible to apply. This is a cost-share program, covering 50 per cent of eligible expenses incurred between Oct. 19, 2021 and March 21, 2022, to a maximum of $40,000.

Eligible projects may include:

  1. Education, Training, Assessment and Planning
    • Qualified training, audits or development of an initial operational plan related to national biosecurity standards, risk management or animal care and welfare
  2. Defining Zones and Controlled Access Points
    • Signs, fencing, grading or landscaping to clearly define zones
    • Construction or modification of existing structures to create a transition area or facilitate more effective movement of people and animals
    • Controlling access to operation and buildings with gates, fencing, signage, locks, barriers and security monitoring equipment
  3. Establishing Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices
    • Specialized cleaning and disinfection equipment, including hot water pressure washer, livestock footbaths, water treatment systems, hard surface pad or washbay facility
    • Sanitation/ shower/ washer facilities at anterooms to barns, animal housin
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12/1/2021 12:00 PM

WSPS Funds Webinar (Dec 1)

When: December 1 - 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Online via a Zoom conference
Registration is required. You may register by emailing projects@opic.on.ca
View the brochure for this WSPS/OPIC event

Lunch & learn to help you access funds for updating and reviewing your COVID-19 safety plans.

This Webinar will help explain how you can get your business (1 to 49 employees) up to date your safety plans and procedures including helping close any gaps in your existing plans.

Through Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), farmers and agri-food businesses can access professional advice and consulting services to help them with their COVID-19 needs. Workplaces may be eligible for two days of services tailored to their needs (worth $2,000 – paid for by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This funding is available until February 28, 2022.

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12/2/2021 8:00 PM

Swine Online - Tail Biting (Dec 2)

When: December 2, 2021 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Via Zoom conference
To register, please email swineonline2021@gmail.com

We trust that you are all well and have had a successful harvest season!  With winter rolling in, the Swine Online Committee thought it would be a good opportunity to start up the meetings again! 

You will receive the zoom link on the morning of Dec 2nd.   

The theme for this forum will be Tail Biting. Please take some time to read the attached article that we will use for generating discussions.

As usual, we are looking for 1 or 2 producers who would be willing to share some pictures of their farm operation and do a virtual 'walk through' of the room(s) during the meeting. This will help generate discussion points, and everyone enjoys seeing what other producers are doing. If you are willing to share, please respond to this email or contact Dr. Tim Blackwell @ tim.blackwell@ontario.ca.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Shared on behalf of Wellington County Pork Producers

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Government Funding for Biosecurity Improvements

There are 3 steams of CAP funding available to pork producers to improve on-farm biosecurity and deadstock management. 

Ontario Investing in the Future of the Livestock Sector Ontario Investing in the Future of the Livestock Sector

ELORA – The Ontario government is investing in two projects at Ontario Research Centres in Elora to foster innovation in Ontario’s livestock industry and support economic growth across rural Ontario.

New investment will strengthen Province’s prevention, planning, and preparedness... New investment will strengthen Province’s prevention, planning, and preparedness...

KINCARDINE — The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing nearly $3 million in three new initiatives as part of a coordinated effort to enhance biosecurity and support the provincial pork sector’s African swine fever (ASF) prevention and emergency preparedness efforts.

Ontario Pork Invests in the Future of Food Education through new Educational... Ontario Pork Invests in the Future of Food Education through new Educational...

AgScape, in collaboration with Ontario Pork, is excited to launch its latest in-classroom educational resource, a Teacher’s Guide for Grades 5-10.

Renewed effort needed on ASF as disease found in the Dominican Republic Renewed effort needed on ASF as disease found in the Dominican Republic

The news that pigs in the Dominican Republic tested positive for the animal disease African swine fever (ASF) is raising alarm bells for Canadian pork producers. ASF has been spreading throughout pork-producing countries in Europe and Asia and has reached the western hemisphere for the first...
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