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John Gough receives CSBA award of merit









June 9, 2017 - President Dave Vandenbroek presented John Gough, Novastar Genetics with the Award of Merit for 2016. Members and guests were welcomed by President Dave Vandenbroek to the recent annual Meeting of the Canadian Swine Breeders Association. In 2016, members registered 132,418 purebred swine. Breeds registered were Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc, Berkshire, Large Black and Tamworth. Genesus Inc., located in Manitoba, registered the most purebred swine.



The recipient of the Warren Stein Memorial Scholarship for 2016 was Karen DeBruyn. Karen just completed her fourth year of the animal science degree program at the University of Guelph and is from Oxford County in Ontario.
President Dave Vandenbroek presented John Gough, Novastar Genetics with the Award of Merit for 2016. While John is now enjoying the retired life, his many contributions to the swine industry are not forgotten and were highlighted by Dave. In 1977, when John graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.Sc. in agriculture, he took over the mixed family farm from his father and with his wife Enid and two sons Michael and Mark, started his own farrow to finish operation with purebred Yorkshire sows. John participated in many provincial, regional and national associations in support of purebred swine breeders.
The slate of officers and representatives for 2017 are as follows:
Dave Vandenbroek: President & Representative to PigGen Canada and Canadian Livestock Records Corporation
Jim Long: 1st Vice President
Jim Donaldson: 2nd Vice President
Line Théroux: 4th position on the Executive & Representative to Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement