2018 Saskatchewan Pork Symposium
Speakers’ Presentations

DAY 1:  November 14, 2018

Canadian Pork Excellence
John Ross, Canadian Pork Council, Ottawa, ON

5 Hot Topics in Sow Management
Valerie Duttlinger, Swine Management Systems, Fremont, NE

Why Proper Handling of Veterinary Drugs is a Good Investment
Dr. Judy Hodge, Swine Health Professionals, Steinbach, MB

How to Improve Feed Efficiency in the Barn
Dr. John Patience, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Ventilation:  Why the In-barn Environment Matters
Dr. Brett Ramirez, Iowa State University, Ames IA

African Swine Fever:  Critical Steps to Protecting Your Investment
Dr. Egan Brockhoff, Prairie Swine Health Services


Keys to Finishing Success
Valerie Duttlinger, Swine Management Systems, Fremont, NE

Back to Basics: Better Starts in the Nursery
Dr. Ryan Tenbergen, Demeter Services Veterinaires Inc., Levi, QC

DAY 2:  November 15, 2018

Building a Successful Team
Trish Hyshka, Sunterra Farms, Acme, AB

Trump, Trade and Global Pork
Brett Stuart, Global Agri-Trends, Denver, CO

Smart Systems in Pig Production
Dr. Tom Stein, Maximus Systems

Grading Pigs: Increasing Overall Throughput with Optimum Weights
Brandon Fields, Pig Improvement Company (PIC), Scottsville, KY

Legislation, Consumerism, Export Regulations:
Complicating the Life of the Nutritionist

Dr. John Patience, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

What’s New at the Prairie Swine Centre
Dr. Murray Pettitt, Prairie Swine Centre, Floral, SK

2018 Research Connections Graduate Students
Abstract Competition

Danilo Sotto won the oral competition for his presentation “Feeding acid-preserved high-moisture barley and its interaction with particle size on weanling pig performance, nutrient digestibility and gut heath’. Danilo is a PhD student in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science supervised by Dr. Denise Beaulieu.

Michael Wellington won the poster competition for his poster “Estimating the optimal threonine requirement for 25-50 kg pigs fed diets with a mixture of soluble and insoluble dietary fibre”. Michael is a PhD student at the Department of Animal and Poultry Science and the Prairie Swine Centre supervised by Drs. Andrew Van Kessel and Dan Columbus.

Mariia Tokareva, DVM, MSc. -University of Saskatchewan
Movement or More Food? A comparison of motivation for exercise and food in stalled-housed sows and gilts.

Muhammad Imran, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan
Predicting fertility of breeding boars

Hauwa Bwala, DVM, MPH - Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Systematic review of animal welfare associated with the transportation of weaned piglets: identified evidence and research priorities

Glenn Hamonic BSc, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO-InterVac)
Establishing an in vitro system to evaluate intrauterine vaccine adjuvants

Milan Obradovic, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac)

Khalil Sahtout, MSc, University of Saskatchewan
The effect of sorting grain using crude protein predicted from near infrared transmittance spectroscopy on the physical traits of individual kernels and their respective bulk density.