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Swine Training Program Course Set for December

Meeting to be held in Waseca Dec. 13-14.

"Artificial Insemination in Swine" will be Dec. 13 and 14 at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca.

Classroom instruction will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, and hands-on instruction in the swine research facilities will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 14.

The Swine Training Program educational series is presented by Minnesota Pork Board, Pork Checkoff, Minnesota Extension Service and U of M Swine Center.

This workshop is designed to give participants an increased understanding of the factors necessary to successfully breed females using modern artificial insemination techniques. The course is appropriate for people with limited knowledge of breeding swine as well as experienced pork producers who wish to review the basics and stay abreast on recent developments.

U-M faculty and swine industry experts provide instruction for the course. Cost of the program is $100 per person and includes learning materials, meals, breaks, instructor fees and biosecurity clothing for hands-on training sessions. Additional participants from the same production system or farm may register for $50 each. A registration form and curriculum specifics are available at The registration deadline is Dec. 5.

For more information, contact U-M Swine Extension Educator Mark Whitney at (507) 389-5541,, or Minnesota Pork Board education director Trudy Wastweet at (507) 345-8814,

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