Banff Pork Seminar Aherne Prize

 
  From the November 6, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
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 Each year the Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) awards the F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production. Entry deadline for the upcoming 2018 BPS Aherne Prize is Oct. 31, 2017.

“The Aherne prize represents the power of innovation in the pork industry in Canada and around the world,” says Dr. Ben Willing of the University of Alberta, committee chair for the selection committee. “It recognizes individuals who have developed either original solutions to pork production challenges or creative uses for known technology. Innovations big or small, complex or simple can be entered.”

The contest is open to owners, production managers, herdspeople or consultants in the North American pork industry, or anyone who has developed an innovation relevant to the North American pork production industry. Willing says all segments of the pork industry qualify, which includes areas such as feeding, breeding, ventilation, disease control and prevention, transportation, manure management, animal handling, facility or enterprise management, and pork quality and safety.

The award is named after 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

Contest details are on the seminar website www.banffpork.ca.

Contact:
Ashley Steeple
Conference coordinator
780-492-3651

 
 
 
 
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