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Animal growth resources: Due to unique circumstances that have disrupted the flow of market hogs to packing plants for harvest, the IPIC team hosted a webinar to discuss nutritional strategies to alter market hog growth on April 21, 2020. Updated information from university and commerical research projects was presented during a second webinar on May 28, 2020. Click on the below videos if you missed them or would like to watch them again. Also, we have developed additional supportive resources (below the video) that were referenced in the first webinar that can be downloaded. As these documents are updated, the link will remain the same. Sign up for regular email updates.
Dealing with stress: Serious financial and other stresses continue to impact and affect those in our agricultural community. Here are links to some resources to help deal with a variety of stress concerns and grief.
The Iowa Concern Hotline is always available at 800-447-1985, firstname.lastname@example.org and at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/
The International Conference on Pig Survivability, originally set for Oct. 28-29, has been postponed a year. Improving Pig Survivability Project leaders said the decision was necessary due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference planning chair Joel DeRouchey of Kansas State University said the new dates for the conference are Oct. 27-28, and the location will remain at the Hilton Omaha, in Omaha, NE.
Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has scheduled three virtual certification sessions in 2020 for PQA Plus Advisors and is taking applications from those who aren't sure which date will work best for them. The sessions are set for August 7, October 16 and December 4, and Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher will teach all sessions.
The Iowa Swine Day 2020 is going virtual! The ninth annual event will be available this year as a five-part webinar series of select speakers. Each weekly session will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. Central time and feature two speakers from the original lineup. Sessions are on consecutive Thursdays from June 25 to July 23. Thanks to Iowa Swine Day sponsors for the entire series and individual sessions, everyone can attend at no charge. See the updated agenda, list of sponsors and speakers, and registration information on the conference website.
Organizers are excited to announce the upcoming launch of PigX, a monthly podcast developed to share information from the national Improving Pig Survivability project with pork producers and other decision makers in the swine industry. The first session aired June 1.
What is the risk of an FAD, like African Swine Fever, to the U.S. swine industry? How would the U.S. respond to an FAD outbreak? Learn more about Secure Pork Supply assistance and workshops.
We've put together a compilation of information, steps to take on your farm, and resources to help you get started in preparing and protecting your farm from FADs. Check out our online FAD Preparation Guide here.
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