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2015 Monthly Hog Market Facts

Next week the OMAFRA Swine Team is hosting two excellent presentations from the SowBridge Swine Education series that will provide timely production/management information you can use on your operation. Its free and open to producers and industry.

Monday April 20 Clinton – Clinton OMAFRA Office

Tuesday April 21 Woodstock – Woodstock OMAFRA Office

Friday April 24 Stratford – South West Ontario Veterinary Services      

All sessions start at 1:30 and run until 4 pm.

To register or for more information phone Sandra at (519) 482-3333
or e-mail: 
sandra.mcCann@ontario.ca

Gilt Development by W.L. (Billy) Flowers, North Carolina State University.

This presentation features yet to be published criteria you can use to help select the best performing gilts to take back into your breeding herd. Dr. Flowers shows that gilt development starts before the gilt was born.

Sow Lactation: What’s Happening Between Sow & Litter by Walt Hurley University of Illinois

This presentation helps producers gain perspectives on swine lactation.

Each presentation is approximately 50 minutes in length.

Hog Price Trend Report

The OMAFRA Swine Team will be hosting two excellent presentations from the SowBridge Swine Education series that will provide timely production/management information you can use on your operation. The two recorded sessions will be of interest to any sow producer looking to improve farrowing room production. This event is free and open to producers and industry.

Gilt Development by W.L. (Billy) Flowers, North Carolina State University.

This presentation features yet to be published criteria you can use to help select the best performing gilts to take back into your breeding herd. Dr. Flowers shows that gilt development starts before the gilt was born.

Sow Lactation: What’s Happening Between Sow & Litter by Walt Hurley University of Illinois

This presentation helps producers gain perspectives on swine lactation.

Each presentation is approximately 50 minutes in length.  Hope to see you there!

Dates

Monday April 20 Clinton – Clinton OMAFRA Office

Tuesday April 21 Woodstock – Woodstock OMAFRA Office

Friday April 24 Stratford – South West Ontario Veterinary Services      

All sessions start at 1:30 and run until 4 pm.

To register or for more information phone Sandra at (519) 482-3333
or e-mail: 
sandra.mcCann@ontario.ca

Gilt Development

Dr. W.L. (Billy) Flowers, Alumni Distinguished Professor, Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University.

Sow Lactation: What’s Happening Between Sow & Litter
Dr. Walt Hurley, Professor Emeritus, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Visit the OMAFRA website to view the March Swine Budgets.

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2015 was 65.9 million head. This was up 7 percent from
March 1, 2014, but down slightly from December 1, 2014. Breeding inventory, at 5.98 million head, was up 2 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 60.0 million head, was up 8 percent from last year, but down slightly from last quarter.

For the complete report go to
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/HogsPigs/HogsPigs-03-27-2015.pdf

Conservationist of the Year  2015

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