Dr. Egan Brockhoff, veterinarian and pork industry analyst and advisor, shared insights with 2019 Banff Pork Seminar delegates from his travel to countries currently battling the deadly disease such as China and parts of Europe, and his thoughts on ways Canadian pork producers can mitigate the risk.
Smart technologies: The new brain in the barn
17 January, 2019
Get ready for a smart revolution in pork production management systems says Tom Stein.
Stein is senior strategic adviser for Maximus Systems, leading the design and development of next-generation pig and poultry production management software using machine learning to automate pattern recognition and analysis.
He outlines what modern, smart control systems are using the Maximus modular computer control system as an example. Then he outlines nine current and emerging smart technologies for pork production.
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The stories behind the BPS 2019 Aherne Prize winners
10 January, 2019
Each year as the winners of the F. X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production are announced, there is real interest at the Seminar and across the industry. Again in 2019 the stories behind the winners are quite remarkable, says Dr. Ben Willing, of the University of Alberta, chair of the Aherne Prize committee who presented the awards.
Unprecedented unity, creativity needed to shape agriculture
15 October, 2018
Global food and fiber production gets high marks for performance over the past several decades but it has some significant challenges ahead never before faced in history.
The truth is no longer good enough
25 April, 2018
Jeff Ansell pulls back the curtain on media practices and pitfalls.