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Swine Conference Offers Building Blocks for the Future

by 5m Editor
27 February 2004, at 12:00am

CANADA - New environmental and management strategies will be revealed next month at an Ontario swine industry event dedicated to key industry issues.

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The fourth annual London Swine Conference runs April 1-2 at the London Convention Centre. Another record crowd is expected to hear internationally recognized speakers including Colin Whittemore, University of Edinburgh; Florian Possberg, Big Sky Farms Inc.; Mike Brumm, University of Nebraska; Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota; Theo van Kempen, North Carolina State University and Steve Dritz, Kansas State University.

The conference is organized by Ontario Pork, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the University of Guelph, and aims to provide the swine industry with high quality information, accelerate the implementation of new technologies, and facilitate the exchange of ideas.

"This conference will provide producers with essential information that could help improve their bottom lines," says Conference Chair John Bancroft, swine specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. "Our balance of international experts and speakers from Ontario will provide a local perspective for producers on issues facing our industry."

The theme of this year's conference is "Building blocks for the future." Presentations will be held on housing and feeding management practices and financial record interpretation for swine operations, with discussion topics including herd health scenarios and risk management strategies.

Conference registration is $180 for both days or $120 for one day, which includes presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, a copy of the proceedings, an evening reception, continental breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks.

The deadline for registration is March 22. Group rates for five or more people are available.

For more information, visit www.londonswineconference.ca or contact:

Clare Illingworth
London Swine Conference
Media Relations
519-824-4120, ext. 53511

or

Lilian Schaer
London Swine Conference
Promotions Committee
519-767-4600

Source: London Swine Conference - 27th February 2004

5m Editor