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Purdue Jr Pork Day Focuses On Opportunity

by 5m Editor
28 February 2008, at 9:58am

US - A workshop planned this weekend (Saturday, 1 March) at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus will focus on developing evaluation skills in judging swine and enlighten participants to the different opportunities in the pork industry.

“Jr. Pork Day is an educational event held annually at Purdue for first and second year swine members and their parents to come and learn all aspects of pork production,“ said Clint Rusk, associate professor in Youth Development and Agricultural Education and program co-coordinator.

Registration is from 8.00am. in the lobby of Lilly Hall of Life Sciences. Registration costs $5 and is payable at the door. Lunch will be provided. A complete agenda is available at www.ansc.purdue.edu/events/JuniorPorkDayMarch1.pdf .

“Sessions will include pig selection so that members learn what to look for when they purchase their pigs and also diet and 0 rations. Students and their parents will also have the opportunity to evaluate different retail cuts of pork and 0learn how to be more discerning consumers.