Prairie Swine Centre will be hosting a series of pork producers throughout Canada. The six day-long meetings will focus on helping pork producers improve profitability, as well as address the long-term sustainability of the pork industry.

Featured speakers from Prairie Swine Centre staff and topics include:

  • Research Profits Everyone – Helping to Improve Your Bottom Line, Lee Whittington.
  • Managing the Cost of Production through Nutrition, Denise Beaulieu.
  • Being Energy Wise – Impact of Heating Systems and Water Conservation, Bernardo Predicala.
  • Loading and Transporting Pigs – Reducing Stress on People and Pigs, Jennifer Brown.

In addition, Elanco Animal Health, cosponsors of the events, will provide a research update.

Dates, locations, registration contacts and deadlines include:

  • Feb. 28, Arden Park Hotel, Stratford, ON – Email Steve Thomas at or phone: (519) 301‐6010; Feb. 24 deadline.
  • March 2, Travelodge Hotel, Saskatoon, SK – Don Down:

Email Don Down at or phone: (204) 981‐5017; Feb. 29 deadline.

  • March 13, Sandman Hotel, Lethbridge, AB – E‐mail Sheila Hillmer at or phone (403) 394-5798; March 9 deadline.
  • March 14, Holiday Inn, Red Deer, AB –E‐mail Jaime Serrano at or phone (403)348.1607; March 9 deadline.
  • April 17, William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie, MB; E‐mail Scott Atkins at or phone (204) 394.5798; April 13 deadline.
  • April 18, Heritage Centre, Niverville, MB – E‐mail Scott Atkins at or phone (204) 394.5798; April 13 deadline.

All meetings will begin 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Lunch is included. Pork producer organizations in their various provinces – Sask Pork, Alberta Pork, Manitoba Pork, Ontario Pork – support the respective meetings.

For additional information about this seminar series contact Ken Engele at the Prairie Swine Centre (306) 667-7439.