Mike Brumm of Brumm Swine Consultancy, North Mankato, MN, keynotes the Passion for Pigs Seminar & Trade Show with “We Lose Too Many Pigs with Our Mistakes” in a discussion of emergency ventilation systems and pit pumping mistakes.

The conference is Dec. 16 at the Executive Center, Holiday Inn, Columbia, MO. To register, call Julie Lolli at (660) 651-0570 or e-mail julie.nevets@centurytel.net.

The morning program includes talks on preventing moldy feed, mycoplasma and swine influenza virus update, producing robust pigs, subclinical ileitis, circovirus, practical rodent control, ag law update and protecting 50% of your farm income with a simple semen thermometer.

The afternoon session covers advances in biosecurity, gut health in sows, ingredients to lower nursery feed costs and increase pig weights, new tools for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and genetics to achieve high-producing sows.

Reid Philips, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., addresses “PRRS is Lurking – Are You Prepared?”
Missouri swine consultant Dennis DiPietre discusses “Precision Agriculture for Swine Producers.”

Brumm closes with “Technology Changes That Will Impact Your Future.”