The University of Missouri and the Missouri Pork Association are hosting “Back to the Basics: Farrowing School” on June 26-27 at the school’s Animal Science Research Center in Columbia, MO.

The Farrowing School is designed for anyone who farrows – from owner/operators, farm employees or managers to high school students who have a swine project.

“This is a great program for those with a limited knowledge of pork production as well as the veteran producer,” says Tim Safranski, state swine breeding specialist with the University of Missouri.

Duane Reese, swine specialist, University of Nebraska, will lead discussions on lactation, creep feeding and management of fallout pigs. Reese led the development of a farrowing management curriculum for the National Pork Board. He has trained many producers in farrowing management.

Other University of Missouri faculty will cover sow comfort and productivity, induction, piglet processing, using self-feeders and many other topics.

Advance registration is $100 or $125 at the door. For more information and to register, visit or contact Tim Safranski at (573) 884-7994 or