Watch our Exclusive 2020 Conferences
You missed or you would enjoy seeing the Gestal Swine Summit conferences once again? Here is your opportunity!
WEEK 1 > GILT DEVELOPMENT
Proper gilt development serves as the foundation of the sow herd, yet this critical area of swine production often gets undermanaged and receives little research attention. In this session, we challenge the status quo with innovative solutions designed to increase gilt performance and longevity of the herd.
Dr. Hyatt Frobose – Modern gilt development: is it time for a rethink?
WEEK 2 > LABOR MANAGEMENT
Labor is among the greatest challenges across the swine industry and we discuss these challenges as well as present some tips you could put into practice.
Dr. Julie Menard – Automated feeding and its impact on performances, a swine practitioner experience.
WEEK 3 > PRECISION FEEDING
Precision feeding and feed blending. Too often, producers think that precision feeding is unattainable in commercial farm settings. Up for discussion are simple strategies that can make precision feeding more accessible.
Dr. Jean-Yves Dourmad – Variability of nutrient requirements of sows and the push towards precision feeding.
WEEK 4 > RESEARCH FARMS
Research farms can take different forms and are built for different reasons. See several projects that were done around the globe.
Francis Pouliot & Laetitia Cloutier – Presentation of the CDPQ high-tech research farm.