Volume 19 | Issue 12
REMINDER: Delegate candidate elections on Aug. 5
The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2020 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of the NC Pork Council at the NC State University Club in the ballroom, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC. All NC pork producers are invited to attend.

Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of the state and has paid all assessments due may be considered as a delegate candidate and/or participate in the election. All eligible producers are encouraged to bring with them a sales receipt proving that hogs were sold in their name and the checkoff deducted. For more information, contact the NC Pork Council, 1401 Sunday Drive, Suite 116, Raleigh, NC 27607, telephone 919-781-0361.
Don’t Miss These 4 Animal Science Webinars in August
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Once again, Pork Checkoff brings you four production-focused webinars in August. Simply register for these one-hour sessions on pork.org prior to their 1 p.m. EST / Noon CDT start each Tuesday and hear some of the latest research and practical applications of the following topics:
Aug. 6: What Does the Data Say about Mortality?
Data can tell us a lot about when, where and why pigs leave the herd, but data is only as good as how it is collected. Valerie Duttlinger of Swine Management Services will talk about how data can be interpreted to highlight areas of improvement that lead to improved pig health, welfare and productivity.
August 13: Managing Piglets from Birth to Weaning
On most farms, the time from birth to weaning is when the most mortality occurs. University of Illinois’ Mike Ellis will discuss management practices that can optimize a pig’s chance of survival during this critical period.
August 20: Nutrition of Health-challenged Pigs
Health-challenges are one of the major causes of pig mortality. Iowa State’s Nick Gabler will discuss nutritional approaches to help sick pigs through health-challenges and how that can translate into reduced pig mortality.
August 27: An Overview of Pig Survivability Research
Learn about the ongoing results from a comprehensive, 5-year coordinated research, training and outreach program to improve pig health, welfare and productivity. Iowa State’s Jason Ross will go over the work being done by 17 investigators from three research institutions.
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