Canadian Pork Panel Experts – Animal Scientists

Dr. Laurie Connor, Professor and Head, Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba

Dr. Connor has over 20 years of experience teaching and conducting research in areas of livestock reproduction, animal environment interactions, welfare and management relative to pig housing. She also chaired the national committee responsible for the Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Pigs (1993). Recent and current research includes evaluating sow welfare and productivity in a large commercial group housing system, assessing sow longevity and sow lameness in different housing systems, and a collaborative project focused on providing decision-making tools for pork producers to successfully convert to sow group housing.