The pork industry has much to be proud of, much to be thankful for, and challenges to meet, says Mark Chambers, chair of the 2018 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) in his opening remarks. But a sold-out seminar this year shows it is looking ahead with renewed confidence. Pork enthusiasts traveled from across Canada and around the world to attend the event, Jan. 9 to 11 in Banff Alta, Canada.
The pork industry has much to be proud of, much to be thankful for and challenges to meet, says Chambers, chair of the 2018 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) in his opening remarks.
"As I look at the theme of this year's seminar 'Looking ahead to the next generation' I think of all the changes we have seen and how production has improved. We are weaning more pigs than ever, finishing pigs to higher weights than in the past without giving up feed efficiency and doing this much more efficiently," he says. "This truly is a remarkable achievement and has been a collaborative effort from everyone who touches our industry such as researchers, nutritionists, genetics, technology, farm managers and staff. In the time I have been involved in the industry in Canada we have gone from weaning 18 piglets per sow per year to 30+ piglets per sow per year. That is an incredible feat."
In this gallery, we gather the key messages shared at the Banff Pork Seminar,
Source: Meristem Land & Science