Meristem Land and Science: Driving Progress in Sustainability



Time running out to eradicate wild pigs

13 January, 2020

Brook, a University of Saskatchewan wildlife researcher has spent more time than anyone in the country studying the challenge of wild pigs. His message is starkly straightforward. Wild pigs are an ecological disaster.

The problem is exploding; people have no idea of how bad and widespread it is. There is nowhere near enough leadership being shown at any level. Time is quickly running out on the ability to eradicate the problem.


What we need to know to beat African Swine Fever

13 January, 2020

Twelve years ago, African swine fever (ASF) outside of Africa was a so-called exotic disease with minor impact. That has changed drastically. ASF is one of the most important threats to the global pig-farming sector with no drugs or vaccines are available to cure or prevent the disease.

To prevent, control and eradicate ASF is a big job Klaus Depner of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, told the 2020 Banff Pork Seminar. If we are going to beat this disease the world need to look beyond just biological and include social science, he says.


Nine emerging technologies here or coming

17 October, 2019

There is no argument new smart technologies are coming in swine production says Tom Stein, senior strategic adviser for Maximus Systems. Here are nine examples already here or on the way.


Four ways to get more value from consultants

11 August, 2019

It would be naïve to imagine that any animal production operation could hire comprehensively enough to navigate all political, economic, technological, and economic variables influencing agricultural markets and practices, says Karen Kerns.


Brian Sullivan: Follow the fat to improve meat quality

8 April, 2019

One of the best opportunities for Canada's pork industry to improve meat quality may be to "follow the fat."


Banff Pork Seminar 2020

Banff Pork Seminar 2020

Get information from the 2020 Seminar, Jan. 7 to 9, 2020.