| ||The 2016 F. X. Aherne award for Innovative Pork Production is being shared by two winners. They received their awards January 14 at the Banff Pork Seminar in Banff, Alta.
Sam Gelowitz of the Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon, Sask. received the award for an innovative carcass removal cart. Steve’s Livestock Transport received the prize for a new hydraulic lift deck trailer.
“Innovation is the lifeblood of any industry and this prize recognizes individuals who have developed either original solutions to pork production challenges or creative uses of known technology,” says Dr. Michael Dyck of the University of Alberta, chair of the F.X. Aherne prize committee. “With the quality of applicants it is not hard to see why this award is popular.”
The prize is named after industry icon, the late Dr. Frank Aherne, a professor of swine nutrition and production at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and a major force for science-based progress in the western Canadian pork industry.
Banff Pork Seminar