Farrowing School

Program Information

June 26-27, 2007

University of Missouri

Animal Science Research Center

Columbia, Missouri

Program Times

June 26: 10:30 am -7:30pm
June 27: 7:30 am -12:15 pm


$100 -Register in Advance
$125 -Register at the Door

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Driving Directions

From I-70, take US 63 South to the Stadium Blvd Exit. Turn right, travel on Stadium Blvd to the 3rd traffic signal and turn right on Ashland Rd. Travel short distance, turn right on E Campus Drive, continue to Animal Sciences Center. Registration will be in the ASRC where you will be given a temporary parking permit.

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The Farrowing School is appropriate for owner/opera-tors, farm employees or managers or high school stu-dents who have a swine project—anyone who farrows as part of their operation.

The two day seminar is great for those with a limited knowledge of pork production as well as for the veteran producer who would like a review of the basics.

Lodging Information:

Any Hotels at the I-70 and US 63 Junction(Keene Street, Clark Lane or Conley road) or the Courtyard at US 63/AC provide easy access to the University. Map of area with hotels

For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Tim Safranski
University of Missouri-Columbia
(573) 884-7994




Sponsored By:

Missouri Pork Association              



10:30am Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Rod Geisert, Director Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri

10:40 Fast Review of Sow Anatomy and Physiology
Dr. Geisert

11:00 Farrowing Scenarios
Interactive session

11:40 Sow Comfort and Productivity
Dr. Tim Safranski
State Swine Breeding Specialist
University of Missouri

12:00pm Lunch

12:45 Induction of Farrowing: Why and How
Dr. Safranski

1:15 Body Condition and Feeding the Lactating Sow
Dr. Marcia Shannon, State Swine Nutrition Specialist, University of Missouri

2:00 Physiology of Lactation and Piglet Nursing Behavior
Dr. Duane Reese, Extension Swine Specialist, University of Nebraska

2:30 5’ x 7’: 65°F and 95°F
Dr. Joe Zulovich, Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Missouri

3:10 Break

3:30 Farrowing Facilities
Interactive Session

4:15 The Uterus and Obstetrical Intervention
Hands-on session

4:45 Creep Feeding and Milk Replacer
Dr. Reese

5:25 Dinner

6:15 Managing Fallout Pigs
Dr. Reese

6:45 Piglet Processing: What, When, How, Why?
Interactive session

7:30 Adjourn for evening


7:30am Using Self Feeders for Lactating Sows
Dr. Gary Allee, Professor of Swine Nutrition, University of Missouri

8:00 Measuring So You Can Manage

8:45 Sow Health, Sow Movement and Sow Washing
Dr. Tom Fangman, Swine Veterinary Extension Specialist, University of Missouri

9:30 Collecting Information From Dead & Dying Pigs: What Can I tell my Veterinarian?
Interactive session

11:30 Welfare, Seasonality, and Other Less Researched Topics
Interactive Session and Sandwich Bar

12:15 pm Evalution and Adjourn