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PorkCast offers online suggestions about swine

by 5m Editor
24 July 2007, at 11:55am

US - A free webcast titled "Bringing and Keeping Gilts in the Breeding Herd" will be presented by University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Pork Board on August 8th from 1-2 p.m.

The webcast is part of a quarterly series entitled "PorkCast Online Seminars" that provides management level research-driven information to pork production managers and owners.

The 8 August PorkCast program will provide strategies and information on how to develop and manage gilts to maximize lifetime reproductive performance and longevity.

Dr. Don Levis, Extension Swine Specialist with the University of Nebraska and national sow management expert, will be presenting. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • gilt selection programs and criteria;
  • growth rate and body condition during development;
  • weight and age effects on attainment of puberty;
  • methods and importance of boar exposure;
  • when to breed gilts;
  • dealing with post-weaning sows that don't cycle.
Further information can be found at website at www.extension.umn.edu/swine.

Source: Jordan Independent

5m Editor