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Ridgetown – Pork producers will have lots of reasons to attend the 53rd Annual South Western Ontario Pork Conference at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus on Wednesday February 18, 2015. This year’s theme “Keeping Focused on Profits” is sure to bring forth interesting presentations and discussions thru out the evening. Conference speakers will present local producers with current and trending topics important to the pork industry, including PED updates, ways to manage Western Bean Cutworm, producer profile and tips on how to be profitable in this fluctuating industry.

The feature speaker for the evening will be the renowned swine expert Dr. Tim Loula. His topic, “Basic tips on keeping our operations as productive as possible” will encourage pork producers to be profitable and grow, while maintaining a responsible pork industry.

South West Ontario Veterinary Services will update producers on PED and Jocelyn Smith, a research associate at the campus will educate the crowd on managing the western bean cutworm. A favorite session with conference attendees is the Producer Profile, which this year features Graham Learn from Richmar Farms in Oxford County. The producer-to-producer session provides attendees with on-farm insights and opportunities for interaction and questions.

The conference is supported by swine businesses and area pork producer associations. The trade show area show cases over 30 industry partners who will provide expert advice on the latest products available to the pork producers.

2015 Conference Committee Chair, Marijn Fleuren of Rodney comments “On behalf of the organizing committee, I invite hog producers in Southwestern Ontario to attend this conference to hear about some of the outstanding work being done in the field, to connect with industry representatives, and to share with fellow producers.” The conference includes a speaker program, trade show, and dinner.

Register online at and view the conference schedule, or call 1 866 222 9682 for more information.

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