FEBRUARY 5
8:00 – 9:30 am Registration
9:20 – 9:30 am Opening Remarks
MAJOR SPEAKERS
9:30 – 10:00 am Manitoba Swine Industry Update
Andrew Dickson
Manitoba Pork
10:00 – 10:45 am Potential Economic Consequences of Disease in Swine Production
Eric Olson
Trevor Elyk
MNP
10:45 – 11:15 am Quality Assurance and Biosecurity in a Canadian Boar Stud
Kyla Ripley
Carlo Genetics

PEDv in Manitoba: An Update/Role of Manure Handling
Tricia Schmalenberg
Maple Leaf Foods
11:15 – Noon ASF: An Update and Manitoba’s Preparedness
Dr. Scott Zaari, CVO
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH
BREAKOUT SESSION A
Sow Management
BREAKOUT SESSION B
Managing Gut pH in Pigs
1:00 – 1:30 pm Implementation of a Batch Farrowing System
Dr. Pedro Mosqueira
PIC
Water Acidification and Animal Performance
Martine Giguere
Agro-Bio Contrôle inc.
1:30 – 2:15 pm Loose Sow Housing: Managing Social Behaviour and Aggression
Dr. Jennifer Brown
Prairie Swine Centre Saskatchewan
Diet Formulation to Impact Gut pH
Dr. Chengbo Yang
University of Manitoba
2:15 – 3:00 pm Lessons Learned From Converting to Pen Gestation
Mark Chambers
Sunterra Farms
Producing Commercial Pigs With the Lowest Cost
Brad Heron
Cherkizovo Group (Pork Division) Russia
3:00 – 3:15 pm REFRESHMENT BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 pm Training, Motivation and a Culture of Safety
Tia Landry
Maple Leaf Agri-Farms
4:00 – 4:30 pm Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey for Improved Economic and Environmental Viability
Dr. Mario Tenuta
University of Manitoba
FEBRUARY 6
8:00 – 9:30 am Registration
9:00 – 9:05 am Opening Remarks
9:05 – 9:20 am The Honorable Blaine Pedersen, Minister
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
MAJOR SPEAKERS
9:20 – 10:00 am Gilt Development: Things to Know for Optimizing Production
Dan Bussières
Group Cérès, Quebec
10:00 – 10:45 am New Challenges in Sow Nutrition
Prof. Dr. Georg Dusel
University of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany
10:45 – 11:30 am Precision Pig Farming: Exploiting Innovative Technology to Realize Better Welfare and Productivity
Dr. Tomas Norton
KU Leuven, Belgium
11:30 – Noon Feed Efficiency
Dr. Egbert Knol
Topigs Norsvin
Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 – 1:45 pm Production Trend Lines Into 2020
Ron Ketchem
Swine Management Services LLC, USA
1:45 – 2:15 pm PEDv in Manitoba: An Update/Role of Manure Handling
Tricia Schmalenberg
Maple Leaf Foods

Quality Assurance and Biosecurity in a Canadian Boar Stud
Kyla Ripley
Carlo Genetics
2:15 – 2:30 pm REFRESHMENT BREAK
2:30 – 3:00 pm Managing Ventilation in the Barn
Dr. Brett Ramirez
Iowa State University, USA
3:00 – 4:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION:
Aiming for the Bullseye
• James Hofer
Starlite Colony (moderator)
• Dan Bussières
Group Cérès, Quebec
• Prof. Dr. Georg Dusel
  University of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany
• Dr. Egbert Knol
Topigs Norsvin
• Dr. Tomas Norton
KU Leuven, Belgium