A workshop on successful niche pork herd health and production will be part of the Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference on Jan. 13-14, Des Moines, IA.

The workshop will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn.

Kurt Van Hulzen, DVM, Suidae Animal Health and Production of Algona, IA, and Iowa State University Extension swine field specialist Dave Stender will discuss:

  • Key factors to financial success for sustainable swine operations;
  • Day-to-day management techniques to help assure profitability;
  • Approaches to handling disease and parasite issues;
  • Critical management steps to keeping herds clean and
  • Winter farrowing building designs developed by niche pork farmers.

For more information and registration, log onto http://www.practicalfarmers.org or call (515) 232-5661.