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Ontario Pork 75th Anniversary

Part of a proud Canadian farming tradition, Ontario Pork represents about 1,200 pork producers who care for their animals and the environment while providing healthy, sustainable food for a hungry world.


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COVID-19: Farm Information

Up-to-date information and advice for Ontario pork producers regarding COVID-19.

ASF Resources

Resources available to help you to raise awareness and reduce the risk of African Swine Fever.

 Events Calendar

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3/30/2021

London Swine Conference

When: March 30, 31
Where: Virtual
How to Register: Visit https://www.londonswineconference.ca/registration
Agenda: Visit https://www.londonswineconference.ca/program

The London Swine Conference's main aim is to provide a forum for the exchange of credible, science-based information for decision-makers and influencers in the pork industry, to encourage the exchange and adoption of knowledge for the betterment of the industry.

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4/20/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

COVID Vaccinations at the Airport for Temporary Foreign Workers: Information Session for Employers (April 20)

When: Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
How to Register: Visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdO6rpjwsE9P32ZrcqGFV5ohIUUjgelMh (you must register in advance)
Speakers: OMAFRA, Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), Service Canada and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

This webinar will provide an overview of the vaccination process at the airport for temporary foreign workers and will provide resources to support workers and employers.  Following the presentation, there will be question and answer period.  We encourage you to submit questions prior to the event.

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4/22/2021 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Prairie Swine Centre - 2021 Producer Meetings (April 22)

When: Thursday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting
How to Register: Visit https://www.prairieswine.com/psc-producer-meeting/
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  • The effect of environmental enrichment on measures of disease resilience in swine, Yolande Seddon, Ph.D.
    • Results of how providing slat compatible environmental enrichments influenced measures of disease resilience in growing swine when exposed to pathogen challenge will be discussed.
       
  • Sow mortality - what is the situation in Canadian herds? Cristina Prade Ramos
    • Sow losses are costly and reports indicate that sow death losses have increased in the past decade. Survey data has been collected in Canada to identify the major causes and solutions.
  • Infrared technology: A tool for measuring stress and improving pork quality, Jennifer Brown, Ph.D.
    • Infrared technology has become affordable in recent years and shows great promise for identifying sick or stressed animals on farm and at packing plants.
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Ontario Pork Chair and Vice-Chair Elected (2021) Ontario Pork Chair and Vice-Chair Elected (2021)

GUELPH, ONTARIO (April 6, 2021) – The Ontario Pork Board of Directors welcomes incoming Chair John de Bruyn and Vice-Chair Arno Schober.

Annual General Meeting (March 24) Annual General Meeting (March 24)

Ontario Pork's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The meeting will be held virtually. See here for the agenda.

Bill 156 signage information and clarification Bill 156 signage information and clarification

February 19, 2021 – Requirements for animal protection zone signage under the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act (formerly Bill 156) have been clarified. A printable PDF version of the sign is now available for download.

COVID-19 Update COVID-19 Update

---- UPDATED January 28 ---- COVID-19 Farm Information Guide for Ontario Pork Producers. The Ministry of Labour is hosting a webinar on February 3. It will be of particular interest to employers of temporary foreign agricultural workers in...
Virtual local producer association meetings Virtual local producer association meetings

In the upcoming weeks, local producer association meetings will be held across the province. Please click the links below for the meeting times and dates. At this time, local association meetings are being held virtually. Note that meeting times and dates are subject to change, so please check...
$55,000 donated to local food-based charities across province $55,000 donated to local food-based charities across province

December 29, 2020 – Food programs across Ontario will be able to help more people this holiday season thanks to more than $55,000 in donations made on behalf of the province’s pork producers.

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