Conference lets producers think globally. but act locally

CANADA - Forces impacting swine production, handling diseases and international pork production will be some of the highlighted topics next month at the London Swine Conference.
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London Swine Conference

The sixth annual London Swine Conference will be held April 5-6 at the London Convention Centre. Organizers are expecting another record crowd of pork producers, industry representatives and researchers who will look to gain new information impacting the industry.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally.” “With over 50% of the Canadian pork production exported to more than 100 countries, thinking globally while acting locally is a good fit,” says Conference Chair, John Bancroft. “A combination of local and international speakers will discuss a variety of topics.”

Featured speakers are Knud Buhl of Danske Slagterier; John Gadd of the International Swine Consultancy, England; Bob Goodband of Kansas State University; John Harding of the University of Saskatchewan; Monte McCaw of North Carolina State University and John Pluske of Murdoch University, Australia. They will discuss topics such as nutrition, meat quality and disease control.

Conference registration is C$200 for both days or C$135 for one day. Fee includes one copy of the proceedings, an evening reception on April 5, continental breakfasts, lunches and all coffee breaks.

To register: contact Linda Dillon, OMAFRA Clinton, at:

  • Telephone: 519-482-3333
[email protected]. For further information: visit the website

The deadline for registration is March 22. Registration will not be available at the door.

The conference is organized by Ontario Pork, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the University of Guelph. It is designed to provide a platform that will accelerate the implementation of new technologies, facilitate the exchange of ideas and offer the swine industry quality information.

ThePigSite News Team
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