Swine - Conferences, Meetings and Courses
This section of the OMAFRA website contains information on upcoming swine conferences, meetings and courses as well as online calendars. A general background is presented below on some of the conferences that will be of interest to Ontario swine producers.
- London Swine Conference
- Centralia Swine Research Update
- South Western Ontario Pork Conference
- Nutrient Management Training and Certification Courses
- Agricultural Business Management Courses
- Crops Courses and Events
- OMAFRA Dateline: OMAFRA Dateline is an online resource for use by interested individuals and organizations across Ontario. Events may be hosted by OMAFRA or other groups.
- American Association of Swine Veterinarians Upcoming Meetings Page
- Ontario Pork's Coming Events Calendar
Centralia Swine Research Update
The Centralia Swine Research Update started in 1982. The goal of this one-day event is to provide short, concise updates on current research projects in the area of swine production, with one feature speaker on a particular topic of interest to the industry. It is an annual event held the last Wednesday in January at the Kirkton-Woodham Community Centre in Kirkton.
London Swine Conference
The London Swine Conference features internationally renowned speakers who are recognized authorities in their field. Through presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions, these speakers explore current and emerging issues and technologies that are relevant to commercial pork production. The objectives of this two-day conference are to provide a platform to speed up the implementation of new technologies in commercial pork production in Ontario and to facilitate the exchange of ideas within the swine industry. The founding partners of the conference are Ontario Pork, the University of Guelph, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs.
South Western Ontario Pork Conference
The South Western Ontario Pork Conference will celebrate its 52nd Anniversary in 2014. The mission of the South Western Ontario Pork Conference is to provide informative presentations to the benefit of producers and sponsor networking with producers. This one-day annual event will be held at University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in February of each year.
For more information contact the Ag. Business Centre
Ontario Swine Research Review
The annual Ontario Swine Research Review is a compilation of one-page summaries of pork research projects carried out during the year at the University of Guelph and Ridgetown College and at Agriculture Canada stations across Canada. The objective of this publication is to give the reader an overview of research being conducted in Ontario and at the federal research stations across Canada. Many of the projects outlined in this publication are funded in part by Ontario pork producers through Ontario Pork.
To get a copy of the Ontario Swine Research Review, contact:
Rhonda Alger, OMAFRA Research Programs Administrator
Pigs, Pork and Progress
The annual Pigs, Pork and Progress - Ontario Pork Research in Action (formerly Ontario Swine Research Review) is a publication of short summaries of pork research projects carried out during the year at the University of Guelph and Ridgetown College and at Agriculture Canada stations across Canada. The objective of this publication is to promote dialogue, understanding and communication about research accomplishments and activity funded by Ontario Pork.
To get a hard copy of Pigs, Pork and Progress - Ontario Pork Research in Action, contact:
Jean Howden, Ontario Pork Research Co-ordinator
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300