PIC Offers Boot Camp

US - Your operation runs well but you are always looking for those little tweaks to make it more productive and more profitable. Let PIC help you.
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Whether it is a wean-to-finish operation or a sow barn, PIC Boot Camp meeting will give you access to our technical services team who can give you insight on how to make your operation run more smoothly and be more productive.

The meeting will cover:

  • Achieving 420 lbs/sow/year, PIC's new benchmark in sow productivity
  • Managing sow and early pig health – specifically MMA
  • Getting Pigs off to a Good Start
  • Managing Feed – in Sow and Wean-to-Finish Settings

Participants will leave this training session with PIC manuals, recommendations and tools you can share with your staff to start improving your farm's performance.

Speakers include Dr Matt Culbertson, Casey Neill, Dr Larry Firkins, Bruce Schafer, Dr Noel Williams, Brandon Fields, Dr Juan Carlos Pinillia and Dr Gene Shepherd.

Who should attend?

  • wean-to-finish operators and managers
  • grow-finish operators and managers
  • sow farm managers, and
  • production managers


Registration begins at 9:30 with a joint morning session starting at 10. Sow and Wean-to-Finish sessions begin after lunch.

Morning Agenda:
420 lbs/sow/year
Getting the Best out of your Employees - Dr Larry Firkins, University of Illinois

Sow Track Agenda:
Noon - Lunch provided by PIC
1:00 - Session 2: Reducing MMA and Achieving 80 lbs of feed/weaned pig
2:00 - Session 3: Reducing Pre-weaning Mortality
2:30 - Session 4: Benchmarking costs and reducing scours
3:00 - Questions and Wrap-up

W-F Track Agenda:
Noon - Lunch provided by PIC
1:00 - Session 2: Heavy Hogs and Getting pigs off to a good start
2:00 - Session 3: Reducing feed costs and managing vices
2:30 - Session 4: Preparing for seasonal changes
3:00 - Questions and Wrap-up

Dates and locations

  • 2 November - Danville, IN - Hendricks County Conference Complex - 1900 East Main Street
  • 29 November - Columbus, NE - New World Inn - 265 33rd Ave
  • 30 November - Mankato, MN - Country Inn & Suites - 1900 Premier Dr. Mankato
  • 1 December - Ames, IA - Quality Inn/Starlite Conference Center - 2601 E 13th Street

Register by calling Tabatha Jeter at 1-800-325-3398 xt. 2726, or e-mail [email protected].

Please RSVP by 1 November to ensure your seat.

This seminar is provided free of charge by PIC.

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