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Advanced Swine Reproduction Seminar set for Western Iowa

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Early registration assures attendees of the noon meal.

5/8/2008

CHEROKEE, Iowa -- Pork producers interested in learning more about new technology and management methods to help achieve a high and efficient sow reproductive rate, should plan to attend an advanced swine reproduction seminar in South Sioux City, Neb., on June 10.

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension swine field specialist Dave Stender said swine reproduction specialists from two universities will join him in presenting useful information for those who work with sow herds.

“Keynote speakers North Carolina State University professor Billy Flowers and University of Nebraska-Lincoln swine specialist Don Levis will provide information and insights on on-site semen management, reproductive herd performance tips and trouble-shooting breeding performance problems,” Stender said. “In the afternoon, they’ll also present a swine reproduction question-and-answer panel.”

Stender will talk about strategic ways to cut output while retaining the ability to benefit individual herds and operations, as well as the industry as a whole.

“This is a great opportunity for producers to hear from nationally recognized experts in the area of swine reproductive performance and management, and be able to ask questions about situations and circumstances specific to their operations,” Stender said. “Seminar sponsors have made possible a reduced registration fee of $25.”

The seminar begins with registration at 9:30 a.m., with the program running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marina Inn, 510 E 5th Street, South Sioux City, Neb. The $25 fee includes lunch and materials; the meal will not be guaranteed for those not pre-registered. To preregister, contact Stender at the Cherokee County Extension office by phone at (712) 225-6196 or by e-mail at dstender@iastate.edu.

Program sponsors are ISU Extension, Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association, University of Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Pork Producers Association.

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Contacts :
Dave Stender, Cherokee County Extension, (712) 225-6196, dstender@iastate.edu
Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Pork Industry Center, (515) 294-4496, shoyer@iastate.edu