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HyLife weaning ramp wins Aherne Prize at 2023 Banff Pork Seminar

24 January, 2023

Two employees of HyLife sow farms in La Broquerie Manitoba have won the F. X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the 2023 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS). Robert Lafrenière and Barak Doell developed what they have called the "HyLife weaning ramp", an innovation that improves working conditions, animal well-being and productivity.

They were presented with their award in front of conference delegates by Ben Willing chair of the Seminar awards committee.


Speak up or pay the consequences: Andrew Campbell

24 January, 2023

There are 40,000 items for consumers to choose in an average grocery store. If you want to have a say in how people make those choices, you have two options. Speak up yourself or write a cheque for somebody who is.

That was the Reader's Digest version of Andrew Campbell's message as he closed the 2023 Banff Pork Seminar Jan. 12.


Decent year ahead for pork industry: Brett Stuart

24 January, 2022

Brett Stuart is a popular analyst and solid speaker who has been in Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) before. He gets invited back because he is clear, informed and comfortable providing useful market analysis based on his solid network. Here are six key predictions from his presentation at BPS 2023. Photo: Brett Stuart


Maple Leaf sets goal to "Raise the good in food"

16 January, 2023

"To be the most sustainable protein company on earth."


Role of genetics in a more sustainable pork industry

16 January, 2023

Banks Baker with the Pig Improvement Company (PIC) told delegates at Banff Pork Seminar 2023 that with their industry having a renewed focus on sustainability globally, genetics can play a bigger role.


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