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Swine Breeders Merit Award presented to Scott Robinson

Ottawa, Ontario  – Scott Robinson was awarded the Swine Breeders Merit Award at the annual general meeting for the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI) on July 5, 2018. CCSI presents this award to breeders who have made a significant contribution to the Canadian Swine Improvement Program through their leadership, achievements, and participation in performance testing.

Scott Robinson attended the University of Guelph, graduating with a Diploma in Agriculture in 1983. From 1985 to 1987, Scott worked as a fieldman for the Ontario Swine Artificial Insemination Association, before returning to Vista Villa Farms to join his parents, Bob and Rose, in 1987. He has spent 31 years as Vista Villa’s Director of Genetic Improvement. Outside of the family farm Scott was active in both the Swine Industry and the local community. He served as president of the Ontario Swine Breeders Association and the Canadian Swine Breeders Association. He has also judged swine shows at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, the Ontario Pork Congress and at many 4-H shows. Scott is supported by his wife, Jeannette, and their three children, David, Renee and Stacey. He enjoys all sports and spent many years coaching minor fastball.

CCSI would like to thank Mr. Robinson for his dedication and service to the swine industry and congratulate him as this year’s recipient of the Swine Breeders Merit Award.

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 : Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc.