2020 Program

March 31, 2020

Main Session 1 - 9:30 am

20 years later…what has changed?
Speaker:  Bob Friendship, University of Guelph

Measuring the cost of guessing
Speaker:  Tom Stein, MetaFarms

Workshops 1 - 11:20 am

Diagnostics 101 – from farm to lab, what’s new?
Paisley Canning, South West Ontario Veterinary Services; Jim Fairles, University of Guelph

Strategies for post weaning management
Marsha Chambers, Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd.; TBA

Pig signals management 101
Kees Scheepens,  Pig Signals

Main Session 2 - 1:30 pm

Making a living and having a life
Linda Duxbury, Carleton University

CFM de Lange lecture: Transition feeding and management of sows and gilts
Peter Theil, Aarhus University

Workshops 2 - 3:10 pm

Disease risk issues
Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services and Ryan Brook, University of Saskatchewan

Working through generational differences
Mike Bossy, Bossy Nagy Group; Linda Duxbury, Carleton University

Barn management for success

20th Anniversary Celebration Banquet - 6:30 pm

Producers, academia, industry and government - all sectors of the Ontario Swine Industry are invited to join in the celebration of the 20th London Swine Conference. Tickets will only be sold in advance. The price is $60 per person for a 3 course plated meal, served in the Main Ballroom.

April 1, 2020

Main Session 3 - 9:30 am

Harmful hitch-hikers -  survivability of pathogens in feed
Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services

The first 48 hrs post wean
Key issues:   Start up care post wean, colostrum measurement, etc

Workshops 3 - 11:20 am

Working on your leadership
Century 21

Profit Robbers in the grow – finish barn
Tom Stein, MetaFarms
Ryan Martin, RFW Farms Ltd.

Phase feeding in gestation and lactation
Martin Clunies, Grand Valley Fortifiers; Peter Theil, Aarhus University

Workshops 4 - 1:30 pm

Building resilience into your barn design
Darryl Terpstra, Producer; Stacey Wilks, FCC; Randy Drysdale, Farm Mutual Reinsurance

Impacts of transport on carcass quality
Luigi Faucitano, AAFC; Lisa Wormsbecher, Conestoga Meats

Main Session 4 - 3:10 pm

The past, present and future of technology
Jose María Requejo Puerto, Hypor  

The future of retail with online players
David Hughes, Imperial College London