The 2007 Banff Pork Seminar offers you the opportunity to think about the global business of pork. The seminar is set for Jan. 16-19, 2007, at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

There are three general sessions taking place:

  • "The global business of pork" – Will discuss the road to success in global agriculture; improving Canadian agricultural policy; and review current research posters.
  • "Feed competitiveness" – Reviews how to make pork from feed; and the feed/grain policy = fuel or food?
  • "Porcine circovirus" – A look at Canada's current status; PCVD inNorth America andEurope; have we won the war inEurope; prevalence and risk factors; and what to do in the barn today?

Breakout sessions will address a wide range of topics, including: water use – the next limiting resource; staffing in a competitive environment; how and why bigger pigs mean bigger problems; large-group housing; optimizing production; and animal-welfare topics.

The cost for early registration is $225 per person if completed by Dec. 1. After that, the cost increases to $325.

You can get more information about the conference in general and the sessions in particular at www.banffpork.ca. You also may register on line.