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Hog confinement site operators meeting planned

Topics include capturing value from nutrients in manure and regulations for selling manure.

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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a workshop for hog confinement site operators from 11:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, at the Forster Community Building, Rock Rapids.

The workshop will focus on key areas for more productive and profitable swine operations. Topics include capturing value from nutrients in manure, regulations for selling manure, how changes in swine rations impact nutrients in manure, pathogen spread in and between barns, and energy saving tips through infrared technology. Attendees will also get to see Agri-View software demonstrated, a swine movement tracking tool to prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak.

The workshop will follow a confinement site manure applicator certification session.

A working lunch will be provided for $15 per person. Preregistrations are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. To preregister, contact Dave Stender at (712) 261-0225 or dstender@iastate.edu .

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