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Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium celebrates 40th anniversary

Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium celebrates 40th anniversary
Aug 29, 2017
By Kaitlynn Anderson

Two-day event features a wide panel of experts

By Kaitlynn Anderson

Staff reporter


For the past 40 years, Saskatchewan Pork has hosted an annual Pork Industry Symposium.

This year’s event will run from Nov. 14 to 15 and will be held at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre.

Some of the topics to be discussed include:


  • Adapting to electronic sow feeding systems with Curtiss Littlejohn from CanArm AgSystems
  • Zoonotic diseases with Dr. Susan Detmer from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Mastering time management on the farm with Chuck Schwartau of the University of Minnesota
  • Increasing profitability of the livestock sector through feed processing with Dr. Rex Newkirk from the Canadian Feed Research Centre


“The price to attend the two-day conference is $195, which includes a banquet ticket,” Patty Riley, Financial Administrator at Saskatchewan Pork, said in an email to “We typically have around 250 delegates attending each year.”

For a full agenda of the symposium, click here.

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