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Proceedings of the 2012 London Swine Conference

by 5m Editor
9 May 2012, at 12:00am

The 2012 London Swine Conference was held in London, Ontario, Canada on 28 and 29 March, with the theme ‘A Time for Change’.


To view the individual papers, please click on the link(s) below.

Plenary Session 1: Breeding Success

  • A Change in Perspective
  • Canadian Pork Trade Balance, Outlook and Opportunity Gaps
  • Tools, Techniques and Strategies to Improve Reproductive Performance and Genetic Progress
  • Benchmarking Practices of the Most Profitable Companies

Workshop sessions

  • Advanced Sow Troubleshooting
  • Measuring Lameness in Sows
  • Impact of Lameness on Productive Potential of the Sow
  • What You Should Know About Your Financial Health
  • Post Cervical Artificial Insemination in Sows - What, Why, How?
  • Differences in Mating Between a Boar, Traditional Artificial Insemination, and Post Cervical Insemination
  • Implementing Simple and Useful Production Benchmarking
  • Why Benchmarking is Important
  • Maximising the Impact of High Value and High Fertility Boars

Plenary Session 2: Maximising Return

  • Marketing Options in a New Environment
  • Evidence-based Decisions: Combining Science-based Studies with Experience
  • Collaboration Between the Ministry of Labour, WSPS and You
  • Pork Production in a YoutubeTM Environment

Workshop sessions

  • Making an On-Farm Research Trial Work
  • Making an On-Farm Trial Work
  • Pig Handling and Transportation Strategies Utilized under US Commercial Conditions
  • New Handling and Transportation Strategies under Canadian Conditions
  • Effective Grading
  • Exploring the Ontario Pork Grading Data Online Database
  • Taking the ‘Alternative’ out of Alternative Ingredients
  • Feeding Alternative Feed Ingredients
  • Liquid Co-Products: a Practical Overview
  • The Future of Finishing Barns
  • Large Group Auto Sort Systems for Managing Growing-Finishing Pigs - 2012
  • Ten Rules to Optimise Nursery-Grow-Finish Productivity

Further Reading

- You can view the proceedings of the 2012 London Swine Conference by clicking here.

May 2012