PorkBridge Registration Now Open for 2010-2011 Program
Fri, 2010-05-07 12:15
Pork producers, contract growers, owners and technical service providers involved in the daily care of grow-finish pigs should consider enrolling in the 2010-2011 PorkBridge program, according to Mark Whitney, program coordinator, University of Minnesota.
The year-long series provides access to university and industry professionals with a variety of expertise, all in the comfort of your own home or office.
The sessions last just one hour, plus question and discussion time, every two months. Cost is $125 for all six presentations, but registration must be completed by May 25. Requirements are a phone line and a computer that reads CDs. This year’s program includes:
June 10, 2010: “Mycotoxins – What We’ve Learned and What You Need to Know,” Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University.
Aug. 5, 2010: “Current Understanding on Pit Foaming, Barn Explosions and Safety Precautions,” Larry Jacobson and David Schmidt, University of Minnesota.
Oct. 7, 2010: “Preparing Your Ventilation and Heating Systems for Winter’s Challenges,” Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, Inc.
Dec. 9, 2010: “Going Hot-Shot Free: Tips to Improve Hog Handling,” Alan Evers, Cooper Farms; Matt Ritter, Elanco Animal Health.