CHEROKEE, Iowa — Pork producers who own or manage a sow herd are invited to attend an Advanced Swine Reproduction seminar in Northwest Iowa sponsored and hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
The seminar will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Plymouth County Board Room in Le Mars.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kara Stewart, Reproduction Specialist with Purdue University. Stewart will discuss new technologies to improve swine reproductive performance. She will share new research on colostrum management and provide hands-on learning with reproductive tracts which will demonstrate post-cervical artificial insemination (PCAI).
In addition to Dr. Stewart, two other speakers will be sharing research and ideas to improve performance.
- Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa Pork Industry Center Director, will provide a research update on how gilt vulva evaluation can predict future productivity, and offer ideas to improve reproductive performance.
- Dave Stender, ISU Extension and Outreach Swine Field Specialist, will discuss industry benchmarking and parity distributions, as well as review biosecurity ideas that increase herd productivity.
Individuals planning to attend the seminar are encouraged to contact Dave Stender at 712-261-0225 or email@example.com to pre-register. There is a $30 registration fee for the first attendee from each swine operation, with an additional $10 registration fee per person from the same operation. This will cover the seminar, lunch and materials. Lunch will not be guaranteed for individuals who do not pre-register.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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