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London Swine Conference 2012

19 March 2013

Proceeding of the conference held in Canada in March 2012.

The theme of the 2012 conference, which was held on 28 and 29 March 2012 in London, Ontario, was 'Time for Change'.

Click on the link at the end to view the full papers.

Breeding Success

  • A change in perspective
  • Canadian pork trade balance, outlook and opportunity gaps
  • Tools, techniques and strategies to improve reproductive performance and genetic progress
  • Benchmarking practices of the most profitable companies

Day 1 Workshops

  • Advanced sow trouble-shooting
  • Measuring lameness in sows
  • Impact of lameness in productive potential of the sow
  • What you should know about your financial health
  • Post-cervical artificial insemination in sows - what, why, how?
  • Difference in mating between a boar, traditional artificial insemination and post-cervical insemination
  • Implementing simple and useful production benchmarking
  • Why benchmarking is important
  • Maximising the impact of high-value and high-fertility boars

    Maximising Returns

  • Marketing options in a new environment
  • Evidence-based decisions: combining science-based studies with experience
  • Collaboration between the Ministry of Labour, WSPS and you
  • Pork production in a Youtube environment

Day 2 Workshops

  • Making an on-farm research trial work
  • Making an on-farm trial work
  • Pig handling and transportation strategies utilised under US commercial conditions
  • New handling and transportation strategies under Canadian conditions
  • Effective grading
  • Exploring the Ontario pork grading data online database
  • Taking the 'alternative' out of alternative feed ingredients
  • Feeding alternative feed ingredients
  • Liquid co-products: a practical overview
  • The future of finishing barns
  • Large group auto-sort systems for managing growing-finishing pigs 2012
  • Ten rules to optimise nursery-grow-finish productivity

Further Reading

You can view the full proceedings by clicking here.

March 2013

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