Biosecurity Workshop Series For Iowa Pork Producers

The reason the U.S. has remained disease-free for this long has been an industry push for biosecurity, health and well-being for animals. ( PORK )

Coverage of China’s outbreak of African Swine Fever, and continuing foot and mouth threats abroad have producers, veterinarians and industry leaders on edge.

The reason the U.S. has remained disease-free for this long has been an industry push for biosecurity, health and well-being for animals.

Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa State University Extension swine specialists have developed a new workshop program to provide the latest research to prevent disease transmission. Producers attending will also gain a deeper understanding of critical steps necessary in biosecurity and health management for producers, employees, veterinarians and industry partners.

These workshops are free to attend, but it’s strongly encouraged to preregister. The sessions will be led by the swine specialist team from ISU Extension in collaboration with Dr. Derald Holtkamp of Iowa State’s department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine. See the informational flyer.

 

Dates and locations in chronological order:

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m.
Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Horticulture Bldg., Cedar Rapids
Contact Colin Johnson, colinj@iastate.edu, 515-291-9287

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1-3:30 p.m.
Delaware County Extension Office
1417 N Franklin St., Manchester
Contact Mark Storlie, mstorlie@iastate.edu, 563-425-3331

Thursday, Dec. 6, 1-3:30 p.m.
Shelby County Extension Office
906 Sixth St., Harlan
Contact Dave Stender, dstender@iastate.edu, 712-261-0225

Friday, Dec. 7, 9-11:30 a.m.
Sioux County Extension Office
400 N. Central Ave., #700, Orange City
Contact Dave Stender, dstender@iastate.edu, 712-261-0225

Friday, Dec. 7, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cherokee County Extension Office
209 Centennial Dr., Cherokee
Contact Dave Stender, dstender@iastate.edu, 712-261-0225

Monday, Dec. 10, 9-11:30 a.m.
Iowa Lakes Community College
3200 College Dr., Technology Bldg, Rm 3203, Emmetsburg
Contact Dave Stender, dstender@iastate.edu, 712-261-0225

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1- 3:30 p.m.
Borlaug Learning Center
3327 290th St., Nashua
Contact Russ Euken, reuken@iastate.edu, 641-231-1711

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1-3:30 p.m.
Washington County Extension Office
2223 250th St., Washington
Contact Tom Miller, tmiiler@iastate.edu, 319-931-3781

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1-3:30 p.m.
Mahaska County Extension Office
212 N. I St., Oskaloosa
Contact Colin Johnson, colinj@iastate.edu, 515-291-9287

The programs are sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, IPIC and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

 
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