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Short Course Addresses Sow Reproduction issues

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Written Friday, November 22, 2002  

Written November 22, 2002

Short course addresses sow reproduction issues

A three-session short course on sow reproductive management is being offered to Ohio producers in December.

The Sow Management Short Course, broadcast from the University of Missouri, will be hosted at the Ohio State University Extension Northwest District Office in Findlay, Ohio, on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. The broadcast will run from 8-10:30 p.m. nightly.

The fee for the three-night short course is $20 per farm. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Registration deadline is Nov. 28.

Short course topics include reproductive anatomy and physiology of the sow, sow nutrition, boar management considerations, gilt isolation and acclimation, gilt development and sow reproductive management. Livestock and swine specialists from Ohio State and the universities of Missouri and Illinois will present the information.

For more information on the Sow Management Short Course or to register, contact Pat Rigby, Ohio Pork Industry Center, at (800) 398-7675 or by e-mail at rigby.8@osu.edu. Information also is available online at http://porkinfo.osu.edu.

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