A one-day Swine Production Conference in Spanish is set for May 3 at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture building in Sycamore, Ill.

Open to individuals at all experience levels, the program will include the application of applying principles into practice for the following areas: biosecurity, managing ventilation systems, seasonal reproductive management, management of weaned pig nutrition and feeding systems, as well as handling and transporting market hogs.

Speakers include experts from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine, notes Knox. Angela Demirjyn from the National Pork Board will serve as a translator and swine expert.

The conference begins at 8 a.m. with a welcome session; the program commences at 8:30 a.m. It adjourns at 3:15 p.m. Co-sponsors include the Illinois Pork Producers Association, Bethany Swine Health Services, and commercial exhibitors.

Registration is $30 per person if made by April 28. Late registration is $40. The fee includes all handout materials in English and Spanish, lunch, breaks, and all other program materials.

To register or to receive additional information, contact Lois Welch at (217) 333-2626, FAX (217) 333-8286, e-mail llwelch@uiuc.edu or Knox at (217) 244-5177, e-mail rknox@uiuc.edu.

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