Pork Board schedules sow group housing webinars

Published on: Feb 8, 2013

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.