An intensive course concentrating on the scientific basis of modern swine production technology is offered June 12-18 by the University of Illinois (U of I) Department of Animal Sciences.

The course will be an in-depth examination of the emerging science in pig biology and application of new technologies in state-of-the-art production systems, explains U of I’s Gilbert Hollis, coordinator of the Advanced Swine Production technology course.

The course has been designed to follow the World Pork Expo, June 9-11 in Des Moines, IA.

Instructors include Hollis, U of I’s Mike Ellis and another department faculty member, plus several international swine researchers.

Applications for the course must be received by March 31. For registration information, contact Hollis by phone (217) 333-0013, fax (217) 333-7861 or e-mail hollisg@uiuc.edu.