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Interested in learning more about the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Feed Directive and associated guidelines? IPIC and ISUEO are offering meetings on the new guidelines and what they mean for producers, veterinarians and feed mills. Meetings are set for:
- March 4, Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee, beginning at 10 a.m. No charge, but preregister by March 3. Contact swine program specialist Dave Stender by email or phone at 712-225-6196.
- March 22, Mahaska County Extension and Outreach office in Oskaloosa, beginning at 10 a.m. No charge, but preregister prior to meeting. See the flyer. Contact Colin Johnson by email or phone at 515-291-9287.
Iowa pork producers are invited to the 2016 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences later this month to learn more about Senecavirus and practical strategies for managing PRRS, applied antibiotic use considerations, and positioning individual operations for success. They’ll also have the opportunity to attend PQAPlus certification prior to the conference session at all four locations. All is free for those preregistered, or $5 for walk-ins. Contact IPPA to preregister or for more information by phone at 800-372-7675 or email at email@example.com See more info on the IPPA website.
IPIC, ISU extension swine program specialists and IPPA are partnering to present a series of free training and preparation sessions for Iowa producers to learn about the Common Swine Industry Audit (also known as CSIA.) Attendees will go through steps of the audit, recognize and evaluate areas for improvement, and customize standard operating procedures (SOPs) to get ready for the audit process on their farms. They’ll receive customizable audit materials for their farms, including a binder and flash drive, provided by the program sponsors. Sessions are limited to 15, so preregister to ensure your space at your desired location and date. See more info and preregistration details.
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