Health Champions: Protecting and Improving Your On-Farm Investment

An educational opportunity for Michigan’s pork producers.

Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Pork Producers Association and United Producers, Inc. have partnered to bring an educational opportunity to Michigan Pork Producers. Health Champions: Protecting and Improving Your On-Farm Investment is a one-time educational event offered in four locations around the state. These sessions are focused on providing information to improve daily management of swine herds. They also create an opportunity for producers to provide input on their activities, as well as discuss what has or has not worked for them. Geared to accommodate all sizes of pork operations, the information presented will benefit those involved in swine industry.

Throughout these three-hour sessions, participants will hear from industry experts on various different topics, including:

  • Proper ways to assist the farrowing sow
  • Changes to medicated feed regulations - what to expect from the veterinary feed directive starting January 1, 2017
  • Vaccination plans and deworming schedules
  • Getting them started right - proper nutrition for the newly-weaning pigs
  • Semen management for artificial insemination
  • Should this pig be treated? - knowing when to treat or euthanize
  • Mortality management

This educational event is offered free of charge to all attendees, thanks to sponsorships from industry businesses.

These educational sessions will be offered across the state. The location details include:

  • October 11 at the Van Buren ISD and Tech Center, 250 South Paw Paw Street in Lawrence, Mich
  • October 12 at the Isabella County MSU Extension Office, 200 N. Main Street in Mt. Pleasant, Mich
  • October 18 at the Jackson County MSU Extension Office, 1715 Lansing Ave. #257 in Jackson, Mich
  • October 19 at the Community Center, 407 State Street in Hart, Mich

All sessions will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner will be available for all participants starting at 6 p.m. and the educational portion of the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

If you or someone you know are interested in attending these sessions, please RSVP to Emily Schmitt at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-853-3782. Questions regarding the educational session can be directed to Beth Ferry at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 269-876-2745. 

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