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2007 Sow Housing Forum

Forum objective:
To provide pork producers with information on housing sows in gestation. The forum will address the diverse management aspects of individual and group housing of sows.

Audio from the presentations is available in three different sizes; quality increases as size increases. For those with dial-up connections please try one of the smaller sizes as it will download quicker. Also, saving documents rather than opening them will speed up the download process.

Program
8:00    Welcome - Dale Miller, National Hog Farmer
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8:15    Gestation Sow Housing Options - Donald Levis, University of             Nebraska
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9:00    Sow Feeding 101 - Managing Different Systems to Meet Sow Nutrient             Requirements - Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University
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9:45    Break

10:15  Sow Housing Alternatives Calculator - Spreadsheets to Evaluate the             Production and Financial Implications of Building or Remodeling a             Gestation Facility - Mark Boggess, National Pork Board
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11:00  The Impact of Sow Gestation Housing Choices on Labor             Requirements - Sam Baidoo, University of Minnesota
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11:30  Whys and Wherefores in the Evolution of Sow-Keeping Systems -             Stanley Curtis, University of Illinois
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12:00    Lunch

1:00    Gestation Housing Systems and Animal Well-Being

2:45    The Impact of Gestation Housing Systems on Sow Longevity - Ken Stalder,             Iowa State University
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3:15    Break

3:30     Health Care Considerations of Various Gestation Housing Systems - Jim             McKean, Iowa State University
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4:00    Managing Sow Without Gestation Stalls - Three Case Studies
  • Maximizing Productivity on 76,000 Sows Using Small Pen Gestation - Bob Ivey, Maxwell Foods, Goldsboro, NC
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  • Managing Sows Without Gestation Stalls in Different Production Systems - Pablo Moreno, Muphy Brown West, Oklahoma
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  • Experiences of Implementing Electronic Sow Feeding Systems in Pennsylvania - Tom Parsons, Penn.
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  • Questions and Answers on Managing Sows Without Gestation Stalls
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