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URGENT CALL: Minnesota Crisis Meeting

by 5m Editor
14 April 2008, at 2:56pm

MINNESOTA - Pig producer Mitch Truebenbach is holding an producer meeting to bring public awareness of what is happening to the swine industry and discuss how it might survive.

He invites all swine producers to the event, which is scheduled for tomorrow, April 15, 2008 at 12:30 pm at the Mankato Holiday Inn.

"The key aim of the meeting is to inform the public of the crisis that is happening right now in the Swine Industry and debate key issues," says Mitch. "We must establish what is happening and to find a collective way to survive. Our Swine Industry needs to be heard."

Topics up for review include:
  • Current swine prices
  • If we euthanized bottom 3 pigs from every litter what would happen?
  • If we euthanized 5 per cent in the wean to finish barns?
  • If we took 5-10 lb off of market weight?
  • Corn and Soybean Meal prices
  • Country of origin (COOL)
  • Ethanol
  • Swine disease (PRRS)
  • If the Swine industry collapses – the number of people who will be affected
  • World demand for pork
  • Domestic pork consumption
All are hot topics in the industry and have a bearing on its future.

The invitation is extended to all swine producers and people who work in the swine industry in the USA and Canada. Between 150 and 200 people are expected to attend.

Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more details and/or to attend.

5m Editor