UK: Tonne Sow (2TS) events to help pork producers
Reproduction management plays a major part in raising pig herd performance. Two special Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) events in October aim to help producers review and improve reproduction on their units.
The 2TS Focus on Breeding event will run in the north first and be repeated in the south the following day. Producers will be able to discuss current knowledge on sow reproduction and management with international experts Professor Bas Kemp and Dr Nicoline Soede, both from the Animal Science Dept at Wageningen University, and Dr Hanneke Feitsma from IPG Netherlands.
BPEX Head of Knowledge Transfer, Research and Development Dr Mike Varley said: “Success in pig reproduction has always been a principal component of successful pig production. To achieve our goals within the Two-Tonne Sow programme, it is imperative to maximise the production of high quality piglets per sow per year at least cost.
“This in turn is achieved by producing an optimum litter size coupled with good conception and farrowing rates. Breeding performance is the real starting point for making it up the Two-Tonne ladder.”
The programme of topics:
- Insemination strategies – Nicoline Soede
- Future AI technologies – Hanneke Feitsma
- Second litter drop syndrome – Bas Kemp
- Establishing pregnancy – Bas Kemp
- Stress and reproduction – Nicoline Soede
- Lactation – Bas Kemp
Panel: Questions and Answers
The dates and venues are:
The Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ, Wednesday 27 October, 14:30 - 19:00.
Stadium:mk, Stadium Way, West Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK1 1ST, Thursday 28 October, 13:00 - 17:30.
Attendance is free and places will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis. Producers will be given priority.
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