Keynote speaker for the 3rd annual Passion for Pigs Seminar & Trade Show Dec. 16 in Columbia, MO, at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center, is Mike Brumm of Brumm Swine Consultancy, North Mankato, MN. Brumm will speak on “We Lose Too Many Pigs with Our Mistakes!” in reference to emergency ventilation systems and pit pumping mistakes.

Also on the morning program are concurrent sessions on preventing moldy feed, mycoplasma and swine influenza virus update, producing robust pigs, conquering subclinical ileitis, gestation feeding, circovirus update, practical rodent control, agricultural law update and protecting 50% of your farm income with a simple semen thermometer.

Afternoon concurrent sessions include biosecurity, the importance of gut health in sows, Baytril (Bayer) distribution in swine tissues, Albac (bacitracin zinc) vs. Stafac (virginiamycin) on performance and carcass characteristics of grow-finish pigs, lowering nursery feed costs and increasing pig weights with breakthrough ingredients, real farm results with BlueLite plus 2BW, new tools for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, high-producing sows and feed additive applications for cost reduction.

Reid Philips, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., discusses “PRRS is Lurking – Are You Prepared?”

Dennis DiPietre, Columbia, MO, swine consultant, talks on “Precision Agriculture for Swine Producers.”

Brumm discusses “Technology Changes That Will Impact Your Future.”

Registration must be completed by Dec. 12. Visit or contact Julie Lolli, executive coordinator by phone (660) 651-0570, fax (573) 588-2139 or e-mail

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