The 24th Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop takes place
on Wednesday, October 18, 2023


Registration and sponsorship opportunities


8:00–9:00 am Registrations, Coffee & Booth Visits 60 min.
9:00–9:10 am Introductions & Welcome 10 min.
9:10–9:50 am Managing More Pigs Born Alive
Victor Poza Moreno, Danbred
40 min.
9:50–10:20 am Winning the Lame Game
Cassandra Jass
30 min.
10:20–11:00 am Refreshment Break & Booth Networking 40 min.
11:00–11:30 am Creating Revenue from Carbon
Peter Waldner and Dan Waldner,
Canadian Carbon Credits
30 min.
11:30–Noon Managing Stress in the Workplace
Mark Bosworth, Kesa Consulting
30 min.
Noon–1:15 pm Lunch Break & Booth Networking 75 min.
1:15–1:55 pm                    Low Stress Handling and Tattooing
Kevin Brooks, Olymel
40 min.
1:55–2:25pm Disease Identification and Preparedness
Dr. Egan Brockhoff, Canadian Pork Council
30 min.
2:25–3:05 pm Refreshment Break & Booth Networking 40 min.
3:05–3:35pm Preparing your Barn for Winter
Mike Tiede, Sunhaven Farms
30 min.
3:35–4:00 pm Closing Comments & Wrap-up 25 min.


Foundation Level

Premium Level

Supporter Level

Presenter biographies

Bosworth, Mark

Bosworth is a partner with KESA, an experienced team of skilled practitioners and experienced executives that specialize in the acceleration of human performance in organizations. He has a wealth of experience in leadership development in dozens of organizations across Canada and Internationally. He holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is an ICF Certified Executive Coach.


Brockhoff, Egan

Dr. Brockhoff is a long-standing partner in Prairie Livestock Veterinarians. He is graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He and his family operate a third generation mixed farm in central Alberta. Dr. Brockhoff is also the acting National Animal Health Coordinator for the Canadian Pork Council.

Brooks, Kevin

Brooks has worked with Olymel's farrow-to-finish, wean-to-finish, breeding, nursery and finishing teams for more than 28 years. He specializes in animal handling, process verification and shipping and receiving of pigs. He joined Olymel West in Humboldt, Saskatchewan a decade ago and enjoys the way the industry continues to change and grow.

Jass, Cassandra

Dr. Jass serves as a staff veterinarian and Director of Production Well-Being (PWB) for Iowa Select Farms, a farrow-to-market pork producer. She leads a team of PWB Specialists who focus on training and verification of compliance of on-farm animal care practices. Her team is responsible for conducting on-farm assessments and caretaker training. As part of the Health Services Team, Dr. Jass and her peers are responsible for developing long-term herd health management strategies and conduct routine health visits on all farms.

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Moreno, Victor

Biography coming soon

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Tiede, Mike

Biography coming soon

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Waldner, Peter & Dan

Biography coming soon

For more information, email rawya.selby@albertapork.com
or call 780-474-8288