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Washington Swine Information Day

February 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Washington Swine Information Day features various presentations organized to meet the diverse and unique needs of Pacific Northwest swine producers. The theme for the day is “Quality Pigs Produce Quality Pork”.

The morning session will start with a WSU Animal Science Update from Dr. Gord Muchdoch, Chair and the Student Swine Students. Dr. Paul Kuber from WSU Extension will provide a detailed overview of how to select pork to make quality pork sausage; a sampling of sausage tasting will follow the presentation. New WSU Geneticist, Dr. Kim Davenport, will present on genetic selection tools and technology to improve pig health and quality. The morning session will conclude with an update from the National Pork Bard, before a pork-featured lunch.

The afternoon session will be led off by Dr. Shannon Neibergs, WSU Extension Livestock Economist, who will provide an economic outlook for pork, protein, and feed costs for the coming year. WSU Livestock and Meat Evaluation Team will discuss a new video resource available to adults and youth to learn live animal and carcass merit evaluation. Ms. Sarah Lemon, WSDA Local Meat Specialist, will discuss funding opportunities for Washington small/mid-size meat processors and meat buying guides. The day will conclude with a presentation by the Washington State Dept. of Ag on steps they are taking to help prevent disease introduction in Washington and the training they have done to be prepared and respond if a foreign animal disease should be identified.

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February 2
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sarah Smith
509.754.2011 Ext. 4363


Pillar Rock Grill
1373 Rd F.2 NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837 United States
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