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Monday, April 19, 2021

 Upcoming Events

Demeter SV and Shakespeare Mills 2020 Technical Update

Wednesday, January 29th - 9:00 am to 3:30pm

Location: Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario St, Stratford, ON

Again this year at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford, our veterinarians and agronomists will tackle hot topics of the swine industry. In addition to our popular R&D results presentation, attend a session with our nutritionist: Feeding Challenge in 2020. Furthermore, don't miss the session of Mr. Ron Ketchem from Swine Management Services, who will share information on top-performing grow/finish practices, from the analysis of an impressively sized database. An event not to be missed!

RVSP to Karine Tessier

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Nation Valley Association Meeting - Feb 11

Date: February 11, 2020
Location: Winchelsea Events, 1567 County Road 31, Winchester, ON

Social: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

RSVP to Glen Tibben: glentibben@hotmail.com

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Ottawa Valley Association Meeting - Feb 12

Date: February 12, 2020
Location: PJ's Restaurant, 394 Madawaska Blvd., Arnprior, ON

Meeting: 11:00AM

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Glengarry/Prescott Association Meeting - Feb 12

Date: February 12, 2020
Location: Alexandria Restaurant, VIP Room, Alexandria, ON

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

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South Western Ontario Pork Conference - Feb 19

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus, 120 Main St E, Ridgetown, ON

The Pork Conference is designed to be responsive to the grassroots pork industry and its producers. Practical information is presented for producers to manage their farming operations for profitability.

2020 Program: "Looking Ahead with 2020 Vision"

Feature Speaker: Dan Bussieres

For full event details and tickets, visit: https://bdc.ridgetownc.com/useservices/conferencemanagement/south-western-ontario-pork-conference/

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«April 2021»
4/20/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

COVID Vaccinations at the Airport for Temporary Foreign Workers: Information Session for Employers (April 20)

When: Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
How to Register: Visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdO6rpjwsE9P32ZrcqGFV5ohIUUjgelMh (you must register in advance)
Speakers: OMAFRA, Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), Service Canada and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

This webinar will provide an overview of the vaccination process at the airport for temporary foreign workers and will provide resources to support workers and employers.  Following the presentation, there will be question and answer period.  We encourage you to submit questions prior to the event.

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4/22/2021 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Prairie Swine Centre - 2021 Producer Meetings (April 22)

When: Thursday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
How to Register: Visit https://www.prairieswine.com/psc-producer-meeting/

  • The effect of environmental enrichment on measures of disease resilience in swine, Yolande Seddon, Ph.D.
    • Results of how providing slat compatible environmental enrichments influenced measures of disease resilience in growing swine when exposed to pathogen challenge will be discussed.
  • Sow mortality - what is the situation in Canadian herds? Cristina Prade Ramos
    • Sow losses are costly and reports indicate that sow death losses have increased in the past decade. Survey data has been collected in Canada to identify the major causes and solutions.
  • Infrared technology: A tool for measuring stress and improving pork quality, Jennifer Brown, Ph.D.
    • Infrared technology has become affordable in recent years and shows great promise for identifying sick or stressed animals on farm and at packing plants.
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