An educational program, "Paylean, Swine Handling and Antibiotics: Enhancing Your Pork Profits," is planned for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Montgomery Hall on the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City, IA.

There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required by Dec. 6. Lunch is provided.

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension swine field specialist Larry McMullen and ISU campus swine specialist Tom Baas will present data from their research showing that feeding Paylean resulted in a distinct advantage in profit, feed efficiency, rate of gain and increased muscle size.

Chad Steinkamp of Elanco Animal Health, makers of Paylean, will offer some strategies for feeding Paylean.

Swine handling concerns will be addressed by ISU Extension agriculture program planning specialist Tom Miller, who will explain the National Pork Board’s Trucker Quality Assurance program. Matt Wilcox of Elanco will review swine handling and trucking techniques.

Brian Kremer of Elanco will talk on antibiotic use in food animals and lead a discussion on public health, food safety, animal health and animal welfare.

To pre-register, call the Keokuk County Extension Office at 800-515-2680.