JASPER, Ind. — Purdue Extension and Indiana Pork will host
the fourth annual Southern Indiana Pork Conference and offer an update on the
latest news in the pork industry.
The daylong conference will be March 11 at the Schnitzelbank
Restaurant, 393 Third Ave., Jasper. Lunch will be provided by Indiana
Kenneth Eck, Purdue Extension educator in Dubois County,
said swine producers, veterinarians and pork buyers should attend to learn about
and discuss issues key to the swine industry.
“We’re trying to get three groups together — Indiana pork
producers, Purdue academia and Indiana veterinarians and businesses — to talk to
each other about what issues are most important to them and the industry,” he
Farmers are particularly interested in new livestock
regulations, as well as updates on swine production, health and environmental
Topics, which run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., include:
* “Swine Theft and Biosecurity” by Eck and Stan Leinenbach, Dubois County
* “Feeder Designs — Impact When Considering Your Building Remodel” by Brian
Richert, Purdue Extension swine specialist;
* “State Regulatory and Legislative Issues and How They’ll Affect You” by
Josh Trenary and Ben Wicker, Indiana Pork;
* “Update on Reproductive Technologies” by Kara Stewart, Purdue Extension
* “Health Concerns — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus” by John Baker, Warrick
Veterinary Clinic; and
* “Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certification” by Eck.
There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required
for the meal by March 13 to Wicker, director of producer outreach, at the
Indiana Pork office at 317-396-9352.
For additional information, contact the Purdue Extension
Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information for the event can be found at
www.extension.purdue.edu/dubois under “Hot Topics.”