Pork producers symposium to be held in Columbus at Ohio Pork Congress

COLUMBUS — The annual Professional Pork Producers Symposium will be held during the 2012 Ohio Pork Congress Feb. 8 at the Crowne Plaza North in Columbus. The symposium will address many issues that Ohio’s pork producers face today.

The seminar will feature speakers from across the nation, and cover topics from pork industry challenges and opportunities to management and housing. Registration will begin Feb. 8 at 7 a.m. The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.

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Topics will be as follows:

• Pen gestation: Finding the option that’s right for you.

• Herd management factors that influence whole herd feed efficiency.

• What does the future hold for Ohio pork producers?

• Packer audits — Will your farm pass?

• Feeding and barn management practices that maximize feed efficiency.

• Is China going to eat our lunch? Good or bad for pork producers?

• Phosphorus levels in rivers and lakes: Do livestock producers contribute to the problem?

• Immunological castration of pigs: What is it and how does it work?

• Weaning on 30 P/S/Y with electronic sow feeding.

Registration

Registration at the door is $60. The registration fee will include breakfast sandwiches, a buffet lunch and materials for the symposium, trade show and the Live Auction Reception following the symposium.

Checks should be made payable to the Ohio Pork Producers Council and mailed to OPPC, 5930 Sharon Woods Blvd., Ste. 101, Columbus, OH 43229. Registration forms are available at: www.OhioPork.org.

The trade show floor will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for producers to see the latest technologies and meet with industry businesses. For more information on the 2012 Ohio Pork Congress, contact the Ohio Pork Producers Council at 614-882-5887 or visit www.OhioPork.org.

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