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New Grow-Finish Educational Series Starts Soon

22 November 2012

US - The PorkBridge Grow-Finish Educational Series is being offered for 2012-2013.

The PorkBridge programme is a distance education method that offers relevant and timely information for people involved with grow-finish swine operations. It consists of six teleconference sessions conducted by industry experts.

Session content addresses daily decisions related to the grow-finish process, including swine management, heat stress, production efficiency and feed cost reduction strategies.

There are six sessions in the programme year, beginning in December 2012 and ending in October 2013. All sessions begin at noon Central Time and last for approximately 1½ hours. The first sessions will be held on 6 December 2012 with John Patience of Iowa State University, presenting on 'Strategies to Reduce Feeding Costs'.

The PorkBridge Series cost of US$125 includes all sessions and supporting materials. No internet access is needed to participate in the scheduled sessions.

For a complete schedule and registration form, visit

For more information, contact Joel DeRouchey (785-532-2280;

ThePigSite News Desk

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