Hog farmers looking to brush up on the latest swine nutrition, handling and reproduction information are invited to attend any of the 12 educational seminars held at the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4-5, in Des Moines, Iowa.
From on-farm management ideas to research updates and technology insights, the seminars provide useful information that Expo attendees can apply to their pork-production businesses back home.
"The seminars provide valuable information and address the most current and pertinent topics that pork producers face," says Howard Hill, DVM, NPPC president and Iowa pork producer. "You can pick and choose which seminars to attend — there's something for everyone."
Pork Expo business seminars offer management tips
Kicking off the business seminars at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, DSM will present a session on eubiotics. The discussion will center on how these feed ingredients enhance nutritional welfare and promote profitable pig production.
Wednesday at 3 p.m., Purina Animal Nutrition, Zinpro Corporation and DSM will present Feeding for 30 — A focus on sow longevity. Producers, nutritionists and industry experts will share advice on consistent parity structures and achieving the goal of 30 pigs per sow per year.
On Thursday, SFP will sponsor two sessions, at 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m., featuring a panel discussion on cost-efficient manure management. Panelists will talk about minimizing phosphorus and nitrogen loss, and maximizing the agronomic benefits of applied manure.
Thursday at 3 p.m., Purina Animal Nutrition will present tips for getting pigs off to the right start. Experts will share new research and proven strategies for employee training, piglet health and organizing a pre-weaning toolbox.
The Pork Checkoff will sponsor PORK Academy seminars on both Wednesday and Thursday. These seminars will cover timely topics ranging from tips on safe pig handling and using a reproductive decision tree, to the economics of world markets.
All seminars will take place in the Varied Industries Building. More details about the business seminars and PORK Academy are available at www.worldpork.org.