The Washington Swine Information Day will be held on February 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 5:15 PM at the Pillar Rock Grill (Moses Lake Golf & Country Club) in Moses Lake, Washington. The educational seminar is designed for progressive pork producers and stakeholders. Swine producers of all sizes; 4-H/FFA youth producers; agency representatives; agriculture educators; and fair/show representatives are invited to participate. The event has been organized and sponsored by Washington Pork Producers, National Pork Board Checkoff, and Washington State University Extension.|
Washington Swine Information Day features an array of presentations that have been organized to meet the diverse and unique needs of Pacific Northwest Swine Producers. This years program will feature a one-day shortened version of the WSU Pork 300 short-course. WSU PORK 300 is an intense three-day, hands-on workshop held on the WSU Campus. The class has been recognized by industry leaders and producers as a highly educational program for producers and industry stakeholders of all sizes and market types. The condensed PORK 200 program offered during Swine Information Day on February 9th will focus on live animal evaluation, carcass estimation, economics of pork pricing, pork taste/flavor, pork quality and retail cuts. The program will focus on teaching individuals how to produce and market quality pigs and pork products. Dr. Steve Larsen, Assistant Vice President of Science and Technology of the National Pork Board, will discuss the proposed voluntary pork grading system and consumer demands concerning pork quality and pork cuts.
In addition to the WSU PORK 200 activities, the afternoon session will also include other important resource information for both adult and youth swine producers. Dr. Paul Kuber will discuss the new national quality assurance program, Youth for the Quality Care of Animals, and how youth may participate in this new program. Youth participating in Washington Swine Information Day will receive a free $12 coupon to certify in the on-line YQCA class. YQCA will be replacing the Youth Pork Quality Assurance program. The day will also feature an update of resources available from the National Pork Board; compliance with the sow traceability and sow tags; as well as feral swine issues in Washington and handling conflicts with wildlife on your farm.
Registration for the days event is $25 per person and includes seminar, handouts, lunch and break refreshments. An all-day youth registration, $20, is also available to 4-H and FFA members. Individuals may also attend just the afternoon session for $10. There is a $15 per person late charge for registrations postmarked after January 31, 2018. Please pre-register so we can ensure adequate accommodations and meals. A complete seminar agenda and registration brochure is available at http://extension.wsu.edu/grant-adams/event/washington-state-swine-information-day or by contacting Sarah M. Smith, WSU Extension Regional Specialist at email@example.com or (509)754-2011, Ext 4363. Additional funding for this event was made available by Pork Checkoff funding.
Pillar Rock Grill (Moses Lake Golf & Country Club) (View)
1373 Rd F.2 NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|