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

2018
Dr. Mark Jacobson, DVM,
Warman Veterinary Services, Saskatoon, SK
Lifetime Achievement: Valued Service, Dedication and Commitment to Saskatchewan Hog Producers

Lee Whittington, Prairie Swine Centre, Saskatoon, SK
Lifetime Achievement: Visionary Leadership and Contributions to the Saskatchewan Pork Industry

2017
David Resch, 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 - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Dr. Volker Gerdts, Dr. Stewart Wilson, Dr. Brenda Allan, Dr. Don Wilson
Research and Innovation: PEDv Vaccine Development

Dr. Volker Gerdts, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan
Leadership in Research Innovation: PEDv Vaccine Development

2015
Joe Kleinsasser, Rosetown Colony, Rosetown, SK
Leadership and Service to the Pork Industry

David Tschetter, Star City Colony (Star City Meats), Star City, SK
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, Saskatoon, SK
Production Research
Sylvia Meszaros - Cudworth Pork Investors Group, Cudworth, SK
Production Excellence

2012
No Awards Presented

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

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

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

2008
Harold & Marjorie Fast - Fast Genetics, Spiritwood, SK
Lifetime Achievement

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

2006
Dr. Neil Shantz - Warman Veterinary Services, Saskatoon, SK
Distinguished Service

2005
Dr. Denise Beaulieu - Prairie Swine Centre, Saskatoon, SK
Excellence in Production Research
Big Sky Farms - Humboldt, SK
Community Contribution & Spirit
Dave Wurz Jr. - Lakeview Pork, Unity, SK
Production Excellence in Animal Care
Joel Wurz - Bench Colony, Shaunavon, SK
Production Excellence - Efficiencies

2004
Harold & Marjorie Fast - H & M Fast Farms, Spiritwood, SK
Community Spirit
Dr. John Patience - Prairie Swine Centre Inc., Saskatoon, SK
Production Research
Launa Shaw - Hypor Inc., Regina, SK
Production Excellence - Leadership
Dave Wurz Jr. - Lakeview Pork, Unity, SK
Production Excellence