The 23rd Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop took place
on Wednesday, October 19, 2022


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Knowing Your Cost of Production and Managing It
Ben Woolley, Director, Sunterra Farms
Dr. Frank Novak, Director, Sunhaven Farms

Sow Nutrition – Are Low-Cost Rations Costing More Money?
Jan Geurts, Director, Nutrition Partners

Internal Biosecurity – Managing Those Diseases
Dr. Cordell Young, Veterinarian, Precision Veterinary Services

Sow Behaviour and Care – What is Normal and What is Not
Dr. Jeff Bergermann, Corporate Veterinarian, Olymel

A.I. and Effective Breeding – Best Practices and Routines
Kendall Weger, Technical Services Specialist – Reproduction, PIC

Presenter biographies

Bergermann, Jeff

Dr. Bergermann is the Corporate Veterinarian at Olymel. He is the Animal Welfare Chair for Olymel’s hog production in western Canada, performs regular herd health at the commercial units, and administers the Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) and Animal Care Assessment (ACA) programs.

Geurts, Jan

Geurts is a Swine Nutritionist at Nutrition Partners Inc. He focuses on all areas of swine production, including nutrition, management, technical and financial performance and performance analysis.

Novak, Frank

Dr. Novak is the Managing Director of Alberta Pig Company and Sunhaven Farms group of operations. He is a Past Chair of Alberta Pork, Past Vice Chair of the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and former Banff Pork Seminar committee member.

Vargas, Ariel

Vargas is a Production Manager with Olymel. He manages two nursery sites and two finishing sites, each with 24,000 spaces.

Weger, Kendall

Weger is a Technical Services Specialist at PIC. She supports customers in Canada and the U.S. at the sow farm level, with a focus on reproduction to help improve production and cost effectiveness.

Woolley, Ben

Woolley is the Director of Operations for Sunterra Farms, with production in Canada and the U.S. He is a partner in the 21st Century Forums, past chair of the Canadian Pork Roundtable, the Banff Pork Seminar, and the founder of the Canadian Swine Health Alliance.

Young, Cordell

Dr. Young is a Veterinarian with Precision Veterinary Services Inc. He works with hog producers in the Lethbridge area.

For more information, email charlotte.shipp@albertapork.com
or call 780-474-8288