Workshop Focuses on Efficiency and Costs

by 5m Editor
8 August 2011, at 9:21am

CANADA - The 2011 Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop programme will be focusing on increasing efficiency and reducing costs, a reflection of the difficult time still being faced by the pork industry.

"Cutting production costs is essential in today’s tough environment," says Bernie Peet, the workshop manager. "The programme includes a session on driving down feed costs by using alternative ingredients and also a panel discussion on how employees can save cost in the barn, led by four production managers."

The production-oriented presentations examine a number of areas of management where output can be improved or costs reduced, including "Experience with post-cervical AI", "Mission critical: Piglet care in the first 48 hours" and "Managing nursery pigs in the first week after weaning." The final session of the day deals with how producers can cut down on carcass demerits.

The workshop will held on Wednesday, 2 November at the Capri Hotel and Convention Centre in Red Deer. "Last year 220 people attended the workshop and the feedback on the event was extremely positive," comments Ms Peet.

Registration costs $75, with a special "5 for the price of 4" package available for $300. For further information or to register, contact Bernie Peet at Pork Chain Consulting Ltd. on (403) 782-3776 or (403) 392-3104 or email [email protected].

The full programme, together with an application form, is available on the Alberta Pork website.

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