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Learn more about swine reproduction at free seminar

Nebraska

For those who have questions about the latest information on advanced swine reproduction, a free March 20 seminar has the answers.

The seminar will be at the Northeast Community College Utility Building, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., in Norfolk. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10 a.m.

The seminar is intended for producers interested in learning about new technology and management methods. Knowing these things will help achieve a high and efficient sow reproductive rate, said Don Levis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension swine specialist at the Northeast Research and Extension Center at Norfolk.

Topics and keynote speakers include: enhancing reproductive performance by using parity segregation and strategies to monitor and manage diseases related to reproduction, Rodney Baker, senior clinician at Iowa State University; case studies involving identification and solving of reproductive problems, Levis, UNL; the ins and outs of air filters installed in your facility -- fine tune your ventilation system to save energy and money, David Stender, field swine specialist at ISU; what's in the swine news--NAIS sow tags, Premise ID, PQA Plus, Site Assessment, COOL, TQA, Richard Ness, extension educator at UNL.

No registration fee is required, but those who want to reserve a lunch must send in registration. Call 402-370-4000 or mail registration to Northeast Research and Extension Center, 601 E. Benjamin Ave., Suite 104, Norfolk, NE 68701-0812. Call early to reserve a lunch as a meal count needs to be known by March 16.

For more information, call Levis at 402-370-4016 or e-mail dlevis1@unl.edu.

The conference is sponsored by UNL and ISU Extension and the Nebraska Pork Producers Association.

UNL Extension is part of the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.



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