Awards of Distinction

Sask Pork’s Awards of Distinction honour individuals or organizations who through their leadership, dedication, commitment and innovation contribute to the success and sustainability of the Saskatchewan pork industry. Awards are presented annually in November at the Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium in Saskatoon.

We invite nominations for employees, employers, suppliers and stakeholders  who "make a difference"! Nominations are accepted until October 15 of each year.

Download the Nomination Form

Recipients

2017
David Resch, General Manager, Chesterfield Stock Farm, Leader, SK
Production Excellence

Paul and Judy Ulrich, Ulrich Pork Farms, Spalding, SK
Entrepreneurial Spirit and Service to the Pork Industry

2016
U of S VIDO-InterVac Team (Dr. Volker Gerdts, Dr. Stewart Wilson, Dr. Brenda Allan, Dr. Don Wilson)
Research and Innovation - PEDv Vaccine Development

Dr. Volker Gerdts, VIDO-InterVac
Leadership in Research Innovation - PEDv Vaccine Development

2015
Joe Kleinsasser, Rosetown Colony
Leadership and Service

David Tschetter, Star City Colony (Star City Meats)
Production Innovation 

2014
Dr. Phillip Thacker - University of Saskatchewan, College of Agriculture
Lifetime Achievement for Advances in Swine Nutrition

2013   
Brian Andries - Prairie Swine Centre - Production Research
Sylvia Meszaros - Cudworth Pork Investors Group - Production Excellence

2012
No Awards Presented

2011
Dr. Harold Gonyou - Prairie Swine Centre Inc. - Lifetime Achievement
Donald Hrapchak - SPI Marketing Group Inc. - Lifetime Achievement

2010
Pat Frith - Pig Improvement Canada (PIC) - Distinguished Service
Donald Kolla - Cudworth Pork Investors Group - Community Spirit
Don & Nancy Lidster -  DNL Farms Ltd. - Production Innovation

2009
Joe Jobin - Pig Improvement Canada (PIC) - Distinguished Service

2008
Harold & Marjorie Fast - Fast Genetics - Lifetime Achievement

2007
Dr. John Patience - Prairie Swine Centre Inc. - Lifetime Achievement

2006
Dr. Neil Shantz - Warman Veterinary Services - Distinguished Service

2005
Dr. Denise Beaulieu - Prairie Swine Centre - Production Research
Big Sky Farms - Community Contribution & Spirit
Dave Wurz Jr. - Lakeview Pork - Animal Care
Joel Wurz - Bench Colony - Production Efficiencies

2004
Harold & Marjorie Fast - H & M Fast Farms - Community Spirit
Dr. John Patience - Prairie Swine Centre Inc. - Production Research
Launa Shaw - Hypor Inc. - Leadership in Production
Dave Wurz Jr. - Lakeview Pork - Production