Shakespeare Swine Seminar - Ontario Pork
Sunday, December 15, 2019
    

Shakespeare Swine Seminar

The Shakespeare Swine Seminar is an annual education meeting for swine producers and industry. Held for more than 20 years, the Seminar strives to provide the most recent information on issues pertaining to swine health and welfare, nutrition, management and housing, transport, meat quality, new technology and the environment both inside and outside of the barn. 


Shakespeare Swine 2019

Find links to the presentations below.  We apologize for the sound quality, presenters were recorded live at the seminar. 

Shakespeare Swine Seminar 2019 Proceedings document 

 

African Swine Fever Update

Dr. Paul Sunberg, Swine Health Information Centre in Ames Iowa, at Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

The US Pork industry is working as hard as the Canadian industry to keep out African Swine Fever.  

Hear an update on what they are doing from Dr. Paul Sunberg from the Swine Health Information Centre in Ames Iowa.  African Swine Fever Update, Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.


Newly emerging diseases in North America

Dr. Paul Sunberg, Swine Health Information Centre in Ames Iowa, at Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

The Swine Health Information Centre in Ames, Iowa investigates and monitors disease patterns and outcomes both locally and globally to fulfil their goal of protecting and enhancing swine health.  

Click to listen to Dr. Paul Sunberg from the Swine Health Information Centre discuss new disease threats.  Newly emerging diseases in North America, Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18, 2019.



Pigs and pig feeders: the situation in Ontario nurseries and finishing barns

Alison Jeffery, University of Guelph student, at Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

Today’s nursery and finishing pigs have an unprecedented capacity for high average daily gains, yet recommendations for the number and size of feeder spaces has changed little over the past 15 years.  Watching the behaviour of pigs at the feeder may help producers troubleshoot challenges and determine if their pig to feeder space ratio is promoting or inhibiting growth.  

Click to listen to Alison Jeffery, a student at the University of Guelph, discuss her project.  Pigs and pig feeders: the situation in Ontario nurseries and finishing barns, Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18, 2019.

 

Floor feeding gestating sows: advantages and disadvantages

Dave Devries, pork producer, at Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

When building or renovating your gestation barn for group housing, you need to select a feeding system that suits your herd and your management style.  Producer Dave Devries of Drayton knew he had calm sows and didn’t want to spend a lot of time fixing things.  

Click to listen to Dave describe his new gestation barn and why it works for him.  Floor feeding gestating sows: advantages and disadvantages, Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

 

Lift crates in the farrowing house: do they really work

Tara Terpstra, pork producer, at Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

With today’s highly prolific sows, producers are investing in the farrowing room to ensure large litters translate to increased numbers of pigs weaned.  

Click to listen to producer Tara Terpstra discuss her success with hydraulic farrowing crates. Lift crates in the farrowing house: do they really work, Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

 

New Livestock Transport Regulations and Interpretations

Susan Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald and Co., Elmira, Ontario, at Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.

The changes CFIA has implemented to the Health of Animals Act regarding livestock transport take effect in February 2020.  It is important that you are aware of these changes and how they affect pig producers and transporters.  

Click to hear New Livestock Transport Regulations and Interpretations presented by Susan Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald and Co., Elmira, Ontario, Shakespeare Swine Seminars, Sept 18 2019.