Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI) held their annual general meeting in Ottawa, Ontario on July 4, 2019. A new Executive Committee was elected, with Brent Robinson elected to a third term as Chair of CCSI.
Brent Robinson is an owner of Vista Villa Farms with his dad, Bob, and his brother, Jeff. Vista Villa Farms, a breeding stock supplier both domestically and internationally, was started by Bob and Rose Robinson. Vista Villa Farms is a partner of Alliance Genetics Canada (AGC). Along with being the chair of CCSI, Brent is also a director on the board at Ontario Swine Improvement and a member of the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board. Brent is married to Susan and they have 5 boys. Brent volunteers his time with his children’s hockey and baseball teams.
Joining Mr. Robinson on this year’s Board of Directors are returning directors Rod de Wolde (Ontario Swine Improvement), Jacques Faucher (Centre de développement du porc du Québec), Wim Van Berkel (Western Swine Testing Association), Colleen Roehrig (Canadian Meat Council), Dave Vandenbroek (Alliance Genetics Canada), Marquis Roy (AlphaGene), Ken Hamoen (Sand Ridge Farm), and Lee Whittington (Prairie Swine Centre). The newest director joining the Board is Audrey Cameron (Canadian Pork Council). CCSI would like to thank John Ross (Canadian Pork Council) and Murray Duggan (Fast Genetics) for their dedication and service to CCSI on the Board of Directors.
CCSI Board of Directors
Left to Right, Back Row: Brent Robinson, Lee Whittington, Wim Van Berkel, Dave Vandenbroek, Rod de Wolde, Brian Sullivan
Front Row: Marquis Roy, Colleen Roehrig, John Ross, Ken Hamoen, Jacques Faucher
The Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement was created by the Canadian Pork Industry to provide leadership, coordination and services for swine genetic improvement. Its members are the regional swine improvement centers in Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, the Canadian Pork Council, the Canadian Meat Council, the Canadian Swine Breeders Association and users of the Canadian Swine Improvement Program.Source : CCSI