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BIOSECURITY

What is your African Swine Fever plan?

20 January, 2022

"What would you do today if ASF was detected in Canada and you couldn't move your pigs? Do you know who was on your operation in the last 30 days and where are your records? What is your plan?"

Christa Arsenault, the National African Swine Fever (ASF) Coordinator with Animal Health Canada, ended her presentation to the 2022 Banff Pork Seminar with those simple questions for producers. These pointed questions are being asked at the highest level as well, by the ASF Executive Management Board, says Arsenault. The Board is made up of a broad range of industry stakeholders hard at work to protect Canada's pork industry.


ECONOMICS

Pork industry economist sets strong tone in predictions for the pork industry

14 January, 2022

Brett Stuart told the Banff Pork Seminar 2022 that the world has completed the world's largest macro-economic experiment as governments and economies around the world have poured enormous amounts of money into markets. That has fueled a global commodity super-cycle.

Stuart has spoken at Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) before. When you get invited back as a speaker, it usually means people got value out of what was said. He did not sit on the fence this year. The U.S. based economist with Global AgriTrends, a firm popular on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, told delegates his job description is pretty simple: Keep ahead of global markets. Not always easy, he acknowledged and there hasn't been a year like last year in recent memory.


ENVIRONMENT

Former Greenpeace warrior seeks to build new thinking

14 January, 2022

Regardless of your point of view, Patrick Moore gets people thinking. The former Greenpeace eco-warrior who made a name for himself and the fledgling organization with high profile attacks on high profile targets, can still get people talking. He has a new goal today. As in independent consultant he tells the environmental story from the opposite approach, usually tackling his former cohorts head on, seeking, he says, to build consensus on challenging topics.


MEETINGS

Celebrating 50 years of knowledge and sharing

23 November, 2021

At a time when the entire world has never been more focused vaccine development, one of Canada's leading researchers in the field had some positive words on the subject for delegates to the 2021 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS).


SCIENCE

Bright spots on the vaccine horizon from VIDO

29 January, 2021

At a time when the entire world has never been more focused vaccine development, one of Canada's leading researchers in the field had some positive words on the subject for delegates to the 2021 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS).


SPECIAL REPORTS

Banff Pork Seminar 2022

Banff Pork Seminar 2022

Get information from the 2022 Seminar, Jan. 11 – 13, 2022