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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).

Volker Gerdts, the director and CEO of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) in Saskatoon, Sask. gave BPS delegates a look in the window at the fast-paced world of modern vaccine development with his Jan. 5 virtual conference presentation.


The new normal in feed biosecurity for North American agriculture

19 January, 2021

New research is showing that animal feed can carry major animal disease including African Swine Fever (ASF).

Gosselin, who works with the Quebec based feed company Agri-Marche, won his award for an innovative "safety bracelet" grip control for power washers in the barn. Power washers require enormous force and the repetitive effort required by workers to control them can lead to a range of occupational health issues of the forearm for workers.


2021 Aherne Prize winner: Safety bracelet for barn power washer

19 January, 2021

A Quebec pork industry employee, Martin Gosselin, of Saint-Isidore, Que. is the winner of the F X Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the 2021 Banff Pork Seminar.


Sylvain Charlebois: Pandemic helping rewrite food fundamentals

7 January, 2021

He's known as the "food professor", an educator in food distribution and policy at Canada's Dalhousie University and senior director of the innovative Agri-Food Analytics Lab.


Video cameras drive nursey barn management at Pillen Family Farms

7 January, 2021

Have you ever wondered what the nursery pigs' comfort is when caretakers are not able to be present in a barn 24/7?


Banff Pork Seminar 2021

Banff Pork Seminar 2021

Get information from the 2021 Seminar, Jan.5 & 7, 2021