The National Pork Board has scheduled a number of webinars about housing options for gestating sows that address group housing.
The 45-minute webinars are free and will be on successive Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. CST. Each will feature experts who will discuss group housing management as follows:
March 26 -- Group housing system choices and designs,
March 28 -- Forming sow groups,
April 2 -- Floor space allocation and group size,
April 4 -- Genetic considerations,
April 6 -- Feeding practices,
Aprll 11 -- Production flow and management,
April 16 -- Conversion and new construction and
April 18 -- Economics of sow housing conversion.
A question and answer period will follow each webinar, according to the announcement.
Registration is requested at www.pork.org/sowhousing, and additional information is available from Sherrie Niekamp at SNiekamp@pork.org or (515) 223-3533.