An educational program intended to fine tune farrowing management and enhance economic survival is being offered June 17-18 by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 The program, Farrowing Basics, will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska in the Animal Science Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. This program is designed for people to learn or review the basics of lactating sow and piglet care. Sows and litters will be available for teaching and hands-on experience. Practical ideas on how to improve efficiency of production will be emphasized.

 Registration for the program will be $100 per person until June 3, and $125 until June 10, the last day registrations will be accepted. Registration includes lunches, refreshments, and a notebook with reference materials. To register, complete the registration form found at http://www.nepork.org/Portals/nepork/Producers/FarrowingSchool2007brochure.pdf  and return with payment.

 For more information about Farrowing Basics, please contact Duane Reese at (402) 472-6425 or email at dreese1@unl.edu.

 Source: University of Nebraska