Pork Producers Encouraged to Attend 2016 Missouri Swine Health Symposium

Columbia, Mo.,— The Missouri Pork Association, in cooperation with MU Extension/ Commercial Agriculture, is hosting the third annual Missouri Swine Health Symposium on Monday, July 18 at the Pork Place in Sedalia, Missouri.


This educational opportunity is open to pork producers, swine veterinarians and allied industry professionals. It will provide the chance to hear from the leading experts in several areas of swine production, as well as participate in question and answer panels. Attending veterinarians will be eligible to earn six continuing education credit hours free of charge. This unique event will bring together many of the swine industry’s leading producers and veterinarians and allow you to further your knowledge and improve production practices.


There will be refreshments and rib fest lunch. Participation has been generously paid for by our sponsors. Registration is online at mopork.com or contact Haylee Reid at Intern1@mopork.com or 573-445-8375.


Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the welcome and introductions at 9:30 by Dr. Rob Kallenbach with the University of Missouri. The program includes Brent Sandidge and Scott Phillips on area and regional control efforts, Dr. Tim Safranski on changes to PQA Plus, Parker Hall speaking on the feral hog problem, Dr. Tonya Collop with a state veterinarian update, Dr. Dave Pyburn on complying with VFD, Dr. Chris Rademacher on disease control efforts and preparing for your on-farm audit, Rob Christine and Cody McKinley on national pork programs and issues, and a panel discussion with Dr. Todd Williams, Dr. R.C. Ebert, and Dr. Pete Lasley. The Symposium with close with a market outlook and economic update from Dr. Scott Brown and closing remarks at 4 pm.


Special thanks go out to this year’s sponsors for making this event possible for all those involved. Presenting sponsors – FCS Financial and Missouri Soybean Association. Premier sponsors – Boehringer Ingelheim, MFA, Inc., National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and Smithfield Hog Production of Missouri. General sponsors – Eagle Bank and Trust, Elanco, Lathrop and Gage, LLP and Wiechman Pig Company.


The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.


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