FEBRUARY 7
8:00 – 9:30 am Registration
9:20 – 9:30 am Opening Remarks
MAJOR SPEAKERS
9:30 – 10:00 am Manitoba Swine Industry…A New Era Begins
Andrew Dickson
Manitoba Pork
10:00 – 10:45 am Calibrating the Mill
Dr. Charles Stark
Kansas State University, USA
10:45 – 11:15 am PigSAFE|PigCARE Canada: The New CQA-ACA
Mark Fynn
Manitoba Pork
11:15 – Noon Grocery Store Decision Making: How to Get More Pork on the Fork
Peter Chapman
GPS Business Solutions
Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30 pm Batch Farrowing Benefits
Dr. John Carr
Independent Consultant
1:30 – 2:15 pm Closing the Gap: Feeding Sows Before Farrowing
Willem Steyn
SwiNE Nutrition Management,
South Africa
2:15 – 2:45 pm Impact of Loose Sow Housing on Production
Dr. Laurie Connor
University of Manitoba
2:45 – 3:00 pm REFRESHMENT BREAK
3:00 – 3:45 pm Public Trust in Food and Farming…What Does It Mean for You?
Crystal Mackay
Canadian Centre for Food Integrity
3:45 – 4:30 pm Team Building
Janice Goldsborough
The HR Basics
4:30 – 6:30 pm Manitoba Swine Seminar’s Industry Hospitality Reception (Sponsored by Genesus)
FEBRUARY 8
8:00 – 9:30 am Registration
9:10 – 9:15 am Opening Remarks
9:15 – 9:30 am The Honorable Ralph Eichler, Minister
Manitoba Agriculture
MAJOR SPEAKERS
9:30 – 10:15 am Odour and the Barn
Dr. Qiang Zhang
University of Manitoba
10:15 – 10:45 am Building a Barn: Moving Through the Process
Cam McGavin
Topigs Norsvin Canada
10:45 – 11:15 am Fat Quality and Composition in Finishing Pigs
Dr. Neal Matthews
PIC North America
11:15 – Noon Agricultural Myths and Facts
Dr. Joe Schwarcz
McGill University
Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30 pm African Swine Fever Update: Impacts on Livestock and Markets
Dr. John Carr
Independent Consultant
1:30 – 2:00 pm PEDv Outbreak of 2017
Dr. Glen Duizer, CVO
Province of Manitoba
2:00 – 2:30 pm PEDv Clean Up
Dr. Jen Demare
Swine Health Professionals
2:30 – 2:45 pm REFRESHMENT BREAK
2:45 – 3:15 pm PEDv Outbreak of 2017: Lessons Learned
Robyn Harte
Manitoba Agriculture
3:15 – 3:45 pm Farm Stress
Sylvia Massinon
Klinic Community Health
3:45 – 4:30 pm MAPLE LEAF AGRI-FARMS PANEL DISCUSSION:
A Producer’s Perspective to Surviving a Positive PEDv Diagnosis

Neil Booth
Russ Boschman
Syndee Thibert
Dr. Jewel White