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Archive for December, 2012

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) will be hosting  FREE online seminars on Good Agriculture Practices for your farm.

Getting Started in Food Safety Date: January 22, 2013 Time: 12:00pm – 12:45 (45mins)

Register Here

Learn how to identify the role food safety plays in farming operations; analyze the associated risks and what Good Agricultural Practices are and how they apply. This module will also explain the resources OMAFRA has to offer to help reduce your risks.

3-2-1 Assessment of Your Farm Operation for Food Safety Date: February 28, 2013 Time: 12:00pm – 12:45pm (45mins)

Register Here

Asses your farm’s current food safety practices and develop an action plan to ensure your operation is meeting the best practices. This module is interactive and uses computer resources to assess your risks.

Register online at http://omafra.webex.com

Registration closes the day before each workshop. A confirmation email will be sent following registration with the workshop teleconference details.

 

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London Swine Conference

London Swine Conference

The brochure for the 2013 London Swine Conference is available for download on the conference website.  Check out the great lineup of speakers and plan to come out for this important industry event on March 27th/28th, 2013.

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32nd Centralia Swine Research Update

The program for the 32nd Centralia Swine Research Update, January 30th, 2013, is set.

Visit the website for full information including the program, registration info., sponsorship opportunities, and of course full proceedings from past meetings.

Feature Speakers:

Dr Chantal Farmer, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:Factors Affecting Milk Production and Mammary Development in Sows

Dr Nathalie Trottier, Michigan State University:Nutrition to Improve Sow Lactation

Dr Kees de Lange, University of Guelph:New Tools for Precision Feeding

And many more informative topics on the program and in the written contributions.  Full hot lunch and printed proceedings with registration. Visit the website for information on how to register, required by January 25th.

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The 2012 November swine budget can be viewed at:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/swine/facts/info-b-nov2012.htm

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Selected Economic Indicators for Ontario for 2002-2011 now available.

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Big Bug Day 2012

Ontario swine health advisory board launches “Transport Biosecurity Program”.
Educational materials for producers and industry include two videos on how to properly wash, and disinfect a trailer, plus a wall poster showing proper washing techniques.
For more information go to Ontario Pork Industry Council website at www.opic.on.ca

Doug Richards, Swine Specialist

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