Pork Industry News
July 2, 2004
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Don Nikodim, Executive Vice President,
Pig Camp' Prepares Youth for Exciting Future in Pork Production
The 2004 Missouri Pork Institute was held June 14-16, in Columbia.
(Columbia, MO)-The 2004 Missouri Pork Institute was held June 14-16, in Columbia. This annual program provides an opportunity for high school students that are interested in pork production to improve their knowledge and receive valuable hands-on experience in the rapidly changing field of pork production.
During the three-day activity, participants visited the University of Missouri Swine Farm, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science Research Center, and the Missouri Pork Association office. They also toured the Excel Packing Plant, MFA and the Kent Feed Mill, all in Marshall. The students also were able to talk to University of Missouri faculty and the MPA staff.
Throughout the week the young producers learned about manure management, artificial insemination, and feeding regimens for production and exhibition swine. The students were also educated on live animal and carcass evaluation, as well as current issues facing the pork industry. At the conclusion of the program, students were tested over the material presented, with the two top-scoring individuals receiving a $500 scholarship.
The two scholarship winners were Echo Hartman, of Goodman, and T.J. McManus, of Savannah. The Missouri Pork Association and the University of Missouri-Columbia sponsor this exciting opportunity.
The other participants were Mindy Briscoe, Cairo; Alaina Pierce, Madison; Jesse Engelken, Saint Joseph; Douglas Hilkerbaumer, Rosebud; John McWilliams, Norborne; Danny Ryan, Moscow Mills; Cody Sloan, Cameron; Andrew Telle, Uniontown; Matt Crowley, Savannah; Vincent Couldry, Union Star; Jasen Furst, Cosby, and Chad Nold, Clarksdale.
For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com or click here to send us an email. You can contact the Missouri Pork Association office by phone at (573) 445-8375