A free Webinar titled "Emergency Ventilation and Properly Ventilating Barns When Emptying Manure Storage Pits" will be available to pork producers on Aug. 20. The event will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. (CDT) as part of the PorkCast Webinar program.

As pork and other livestock producers begin preparing to empty manure pits and apply manure to fields this fall, a big concern is protecting people and pigs by ensuring that pit pumping procedures allow for adequate ventilation. Ideally, barns are empty when the process of agitating and pumping the manure pits takes place. Still, in many most cases, that is not actually practical.

So, presenter Mike Brumm of Brumm Swine Consultancy, will address barn and ventilation management practices that can significantly reduce the risk of worker and animal asphyxiation.

For Information on connecting via the Internet to the upcoming PorkCast presentation, along with access to past programs, click here

PorkCast is a quarterly online seminar series. The Minnesota Pork Board and University of Minnesota Extension Swine program sponsor the PorkCast presentations.

Source: Minnesota Pork Board