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SowBridge Breeding Herd Education Starts Nov.

by 5m Editor
22 September 2008, at 7:05am

NEBRASKA - Persons involved in managing or caring for boars, sows and/or their litters can learn more about the breeding herd during SowBridge, a year-long education series starting November 5th.

The SowBridge Breeding Herd Education Series for 2008-2009 offers timely, relevant and convenient learning for participants, said Don Levis, UNL swine specialist and Nebraska host.

"Employees, technicians, managers, owners and technical service providers can all learn to improve the understanding and application of various tools and techniques involved in daily care of the breeding herd and piglets," Levis said. "If you work in or with breeding and gestation units, gilt development systems or farrowing barns, this program is for you."

Participants will be connected with industry experts where they can ask questions in the comfort of their own homes, offices or swine units, Levis said.

Participation involves just 45 minutes every month.

To participate in the first session, registration must be received by October 20th.

Programs are delivered at 11:30 a.m. Central Time. Session dates in 2008 are November 5th, December 3rd and in 2009: January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, May 6th, June 10th, July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd and October 7th.

SowBridge is modeled after the popular and similar PorkBridge series. It is sponsored by Extension at 11 land-grant universities.

Session costs of $250 includes all 12 sessions and supporting materials.

One week prior to each session, participants will receive a CD in the mail. This CD will contain all the session materials, including spreadsheets, video clips, publications, etc. On the day of the session, participants just need to call a toll-free number. The only requirement is that participants be able to listen on the telephone while viewing the CD.

Further Reading

- You can download a copy of the brochure by clicking here.

5m Editor