Swine nutrition workshop planned for in Iowa

by 5m Editor
22 November 2007, at 10:55am

US - A swine nutrition workshop for niche pork producers will be held 6 December at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa.

The meeting starts at from 9.00 am and feed and nutrition will be the key focus.

This swine nutrition workshop is designed so that producers will be able to go home after the workshop with formulations and strategies to reduce their feed costs for producing pork. A total of 54 producers have completed this workshop, previously. They identified ways of lowering their annual feed bill by 12 percent or $11,180 on the average. They will receive personal assistance in evaluating their current feeding program.

Duane Reese, University Nebraska-Lincoln Extension swine nutrition specialist, will present the nutrition program and consult with producers about swine nutrition.

Producers will need to bring all their diet formulas and the cost of each feed ingredient. Knowing the amount of feed used in their operation is preferred, but not required. Also, any performance information such as litter size weaned per sow, average daily gain and feed intake and percent lean is very useful.

A computer diet formulation program will also be available for producers to gain hands-on experience at evaluating and formulating new diets for their herd.

Registration fee is $15 per person. To register contact the Cherokee County Extension Office at (712) 225-6196 by 29 November 2007.

Source: TriStateNeighbor

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