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August 16, 2022

Swine Innovation Porc (SIP) Appoints Daniel Ramage as General Manager        Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Québec, QC – Swine Innovation Porc’s (SIP) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Ramage to the position of General Manager, effective August 15, 2022.

 

“We are excited about SIP’s future and look forward to the continued development of this organization and its impact in the advancement of the pork value chain” stated Arno Schober, Board Chair. “Through this appointment, the Board is focused on maintaining and expanding SIP’s leadership within the Canadian agriculture industry and research ecosystem”...

November 18, 2021

Arno Schober elected as Chair of Swine Innovation Porc                     
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

This past September, Swine Innovation Porc’s board of directors confirmed that Arno Schober, representing Ontario Pork, will lead the organization as its new Chair. Arno has been a member of the Board since 2016 and has been serving as Treasurer since 2019. 

 

Here is a look at the board’s new Executive team:

Arno Schober: Chair
René Roy: Vice-Chair
Tara Terpstra: Treasurer

October 27, 2021

Pork Sector Stakeholders Encouraged to Review Swine Innovation Porc 2020-2021 Annual Report                     
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Pork producers and other pork sector stakeholders are encouraged to review Swine Innovation Porc's just released 2020-2021 Annual Report.

May 27, 2021

SIP national swine research priorities survey accessible on line                        Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the organization's Survey on National Swine Research Priorities will form a big part of consultations aimed at identifying what stakeholders consider important.

May 18, 2021

Swine Innovation Porc launches national research priorities survey 
Posted by Farmscape.com

Swine Innovation Porc has launched a survey to identify national research priorities for the Canadian swine sector.

April 22, 2021

SIP offers roadmap for success 
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Ten years already of facilitating and coordinating research on a national level for the Canadian swine industry! Read this article about Swine Innovation Porc, originally published in the Canadian Hog Journal. 

December 9, 2020

2020 Student Poster Session Competition: Congratulations to the winners!
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our first ever student poster session competition, which was held during the virtual 2020 Porc Show. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

  • 1st Prize:  Sylvia Li, University of Saskatchewan (Poster #16)

  • 2nd Prize: Mariia Tokareva, University of Saskatchewan (Poster #17)

  • 3rd Prize: Nicole Gregory, University of Guelph (Poster #10)

All posters from the event are available for viewing on the Porc Show website.

February 15, 2019

Pork sector research focuses on improving competitiveness
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the main focus of research being conducted on behalf of Canada's porc sector is to improve the competitiveness of Canadian pork at home and abroad.

February 5, 2019

Swine Innovation Porc announces details of five-year research program
Posted by Farmscape.com

Swine Innovation Porc will be supporting 14 research projects designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian pork sector. Swine Innovation Porc has outlined the details of the major research projects it will be supporting during the five year Swine-Cluster-3 research program.

November 14, 2018

Research cluster approach to agricultural research offers advantages
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says Canada's AgriScience Program delivered through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership has fostered a more national approach to agricultural research while encouraging greater collaboration and eliminating duplication.

November 9, 2018

Finding alternatives to antibiotics among top research priorities
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says research aimed at reducing antibiotic use while maintaining the health and productivity of the herd is among the organization's top priorities.

August 3, 2018

Government industry partnership addresses top research priorities
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says research aimed at reducing antibiotic use while maintaining the health and productivity of the herd is among the organization's top priorities.

July 12, 2018

Alternatives to Antimicrobials Identified as Top Priority Under Swine Cluster 3
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the development of new alternatives to the use of antibiotics will be among the top research priorities over the next five years under the Swine Cluster 3 Research Program.
The Swine Cluster 3 Research Program, a five year 18.5 million dollar research initiative funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in partnership with the pork sector through the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership, was officially launched last month.

July 5, 2018

Animal nutrition health and welfare and pork quality among pork sector's top research priorities
Posted by Farmscape.com

The Canadian Pork Council says research related to animal health, animal welfare, nutrition, advances in building and equipment design and pork quality will be among the pork sector's top priorities as it moves forward on research over the next five years.

June 28, 2018

Swine Innovation Porc applauds launch of Swine Cluster 3 research program
Posted by Farmscape.com 

The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says the ability to bring together scientists from Canada's universities government research centres and other research institutions across Canada has been one of the major successes of Canada's AgriScience Research Cluster Program.

June 26, 2018

Hog industry applauds new investment in research 
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Over the next 5 years, up to $18.5 million dollars will be invested by the federal government and industry partners in research to further the development of the Canadian pork industry. Swine Innovation Porc and the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) welcomed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC), Lawrence MacAulay’s announcement this morning, highlighting that up to $12.7 million will be invested by the federal government.

 

Swine Innovation Porc and its partners will also contribute $5.8 million, making a total investment of up to $18.5 million in research over a five-year period.

January 13, 2017

Additional $2.4 million for swine related research
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

The Canadian pork industry will see an additional investment of $2.4 million in research as part of the current 2013-2018 research program Swine Cluster 2. 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced earlier this week that it would provide $1.8 million to this program, where the swine industry would contribute an additional $600,000. This program focuses on helping industry be more competitive and sustainable as well as to drive the innovation needed for its overall long-term growth.

February 25, 2016

Swine Innovation Porc supports creation of a Canadian Pork Promotion and Research Agency
Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Representatives of Swine Innovation Porc attended a public hearing on February 16, 2016 in Montreal to support the creation of the Canadian Pork Promotion and Research Agency. This hearing was the result of a request from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) to the Farm Products Council of Canada to establish the agency. 

Please click here to view the documents submitted to the Farm Products Council for the public hearing.

December 17, 2015

BC Pork joins seven other provincial pork producer associations to fund national research program

Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Swine Innovation Porc is pleased to announce that BC Pork has joined seven other provincial pork organizations in signing a Memorandum of Understanding agreement. This agreement represents a financial commitment of 2.5 cents per market hog that will be invested in supporting, among others, research activities within the research program Swine Cluster 2: Driving Results through Innovation, 2013-2018. 

January 19, 2015

Provincial pork producer associations come together to fund national research program

Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

Swine Innovation Porc is pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by seven provincial pork associations across Canada. This MOU represents a financial commitment of $2.5 million for Swine Innovation Porc (SIP) that will support activities within the research program Swine Cluster 2: Driving Results through Innovation, 2013-2018.

May 30, 2014

Swine Research Cluster receives $13 million for industry research priorities

Posted by Swine Innovation Porc

The Canadian pork industry welcomed today’s news of $13 million in funding for the Swine Innovation Porc (SIP) Science Cluster under Growing Forward 2.  The investment will support strategic research to enhance competitiveness, drive innovation, and promote the long-term growth and sustainability of the Canadian swine industry.