Two different swine health and management clinics are slated for January in Nebraska.
Animal caretaker health skills clinics will be offered from 1:00-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the Gage County Extension Office in Beatrice and Jan. 14 at the Lifelong Learning Center at Norfolk.
The decision-maker clinic will be 1:00-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Lifelong Learning Center at Norfolk.
The clinics scheduled at Norfolk will also be broadcast live via satellite at the 4-H Building in Chadron, the West Point Courthouse and the University of Nebraska’s West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte on Jan. 14 and at the McKinley Education Center, North Platte Public Schools on Jan. 15. The Jan. 15 clinic also will be broadcast at the 4-H Building in Auburn and the Gage County Extension Office in Beatrice.
At the caretaker clinics, producers will learn how to avoid needle breaks and why they are a concern, proper injection techniques and proper use and upkeep of proportioner medicators. Biosecurity and euthanasia will also be covered.
At the decision-makers clinic, producers will learn why broken needles must be avoided, practical ways to establish herd biosecurity, culling sow strategies, myths and facts about porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus and euthanasia techniques.
For more information, call Larry Germer at (402) 223-1387 for the Beatrice clinic or Mike Brumm at (402) 584-2816 for the Norfolk clinics. To register, contact Pork Central at (800) 767-5287.