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Learn from pork producers who use direct marketing. Ontario pork producers from The Whole Pig and Thatcher Farms will share how they’ve built their businesses and what they’ve learned along the way, making it easier for you to start or improve your direct sales business.  Staff from Ontario Pork and OMAFRA will also offer resources they have available for you.

Join us for this lunch hour webinar.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Noon to 1 p.m.

To register, contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre (AICC):

Toll-Free : 1-877-424-1300

TTY : 1-855-696-2811

Email : ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca


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The OMAFRA Swine Team will be hosting two excellent presentations from the SowBridge Swine Education series that will provide timely production/management information you can use on your operation. The two recorded sessions will be of interest to any sow producer looking to improve farrowing room production. This event is free and open to producers and industry.

Gilt Development by W.L. (Billy) Flowers, North Carolina State University.

This presentation features yet to be published criteria you can use to help select the best performing gilts to take back into your breeding herd. Dr. Flowers shows that gilt development starts before the gilt was born.

Sow Lactation: What’s Happening Between Sow & Litter by Walt Hurley University of Illinois

This presentation helps producers gain perspectives on swine lactation.

Each presentation is approximately 50 minutes in length.  Hope to see you there!


Monday April 20 Clinton – Clinton OMAFRA Office

Tuesday April 21 Woodstock – Woodstock OMAFRA Office

Friday April 24 Stratford – South West Ontario Veterinary Services      

All sessions start at 1:30 and run until 4 pm.

To register or for more information phone Sandra at (519) 482-3333
or e-mail: 

Gilt Development

Dr. W.L. (Billy) Flowers, Alumni Distinguished Professor, Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University.

Sow Lactation: What’s Happening Between Sow & Litter
Dr. Walt Hurley, Professor Emeritus, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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