2018 Badger Swine Symposium

Inside a swine farrowing facility, showing farrowing crates on either side of a middle walkway.Join UW-Extension, the Wisconsin Pork Association, and UW-Agriculture Colleges (Madison, Platteville, and River Falls) for the Badger Swine Symposium, hosted in Arlington, WI on November 9, 2018. Pre-registration is due November 2 so we can plan for lunch.  The program is FREE to attend. Lunch is included with financial support provided by Pork Check-Off funds.

This year the symposium is featuring research and science that is being done here in Wisconsin at UW-Madison.  The morning will kick off with an update on the swine health rule implemented by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection this year.  Following the update will be presentations on current research from professors and graduate students on many topics including: heat stress infertility in boars, gene editing in pigs, the role of calcium in milk fever & uterine prolapses of sows, using big data, and feed mill manufacturing quality control.  For the full agenda, click agenda below.

UW-Madison has some unique capacity to complete biomedical research on pigs at the Swine Research & Teaching Center.  While the symposium is focusing on the farm production side of things, there will be folks around that can chat with you about some highlights of the biomedical research topics if you are interested.

View the 2018 Badger Swine Symposium Registration Brochure.

Agenda

Agenda

9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Welcome & Introductions
10:15 am Swine health rule update Julie McGwin, DVM, Veterinarian Specialist, Senior/Program Manager, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
10:45 am Heat stress and boar infertility John Parrish, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison
11:30 am CRISPR gene edited pigs: applications and explanations for the swine industry Dhanu Shanmuganayagam, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison
12:00 pm lunch
Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Program: Opportunities on the horizon for the swine industry
Dan Schaefer, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison
12:40 pm Roles of dietary Ca in milk fever and uterine prolapses in sows Mariola Grez, PhD student, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison
Using “Big Data” analysis for establishing management decisions Guilherme Rosa, Professor, Department of Animal Science, UW-Madison
Pig production data analytics Tiago Passafaro, PhD student, UW-Madison
Computer vision in swine production Arthur Fernandes, PhD student, UW-Madison
2:30 pm Feed manufacturing quality control & biosecurity Jeff Booth, Feed Mill Manager, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station
3:00 pm Optional feed mill tour Jeff Booth, Feed Mill Manager, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station
Optional current issues in the swine industry panel Tom Crenshaw, Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison

Register

Registration

To register online, visit the online registration page or download & complete the registration brochure then email it in by November 2, 2018 to the Wisconsin Pork Association at:
wppa@wppa.org.
Alternately, you may register by mailing the registration form to:
Wisconsin Pork Association, PO  Box 327, Lancaster, WI  53813.
Pre-registration is due November 2 so we can plan for lunch. 
Visit the Badger Swine Symposium registration page
Note: this links out to the Wisconsin Pork Association website.
Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.

Questions?

 

Questions?  Contact:

Adam Hady at 608-647-6148 or adam.hady@ces.uwex.edu.
Lyssa Seefeldt at 608-297-3141 or lyssa.seefeldt@ces.uwex.edu.