Posted Feb. 27, 2012
The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University are reviving an educational opportunity for pork producers that has been on hiatus for the last several years.
The Iowa Swine Day will be held June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Scheman Building in the Benton Auditorium on the ISU campus. The Iowa Pork Producers Association and ISU Extension also are assisting with the conference.
Practical and useful information that can be applied on the farm will be presented by several ISU experts.
Dr. Shane Ellis will focus on managing market risk in his presentation. The emerging pit foaming issue and ways to prevent and manage the problem will be discussed by Dr. Steve Hoff, and Dr. Derald Holtkamp will share what we’re learning about PPRS.
Other topics of interest to pork producers include Dr. Alejandro Ramirez’s presentation on prioritizing biosecurity practices, capturing energy savings through proper ventilation management by Dr. Jay Harmon, and employee management with Darra Johnson of Murphy-Brown, LLC.
Dr. John Patience will discuss practical and effective ways to improve feed efficiency and reduce costs, Dr. Dermot Hayes will talk about pork exports, and swine welfare will be the subject of Dr. Anna Johnson’s presentation.
Iowa Swine Day is designed for nearly anyone involved in the swine industry. Pork producer owner/operators, farm employees, contract finishers, field staff and allied industry personnel will benefit from the extensive program.
The cost of the conference is $25 before June 16, $35 after that date and at the door. The cost includes lunch, refreshments and the conference notebook.
You can get more information and register now here.