Pork producers invited to Regional Swine Symposium May 22 in Brookings

SDSU Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — The North Central Extension & Research Activity (NCERA-57) Swine Reproductive Physiology Committee will be hosting a Regional Swine Symposium May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Animal Science complex on the campus of South Dakota State University, (1097 N. Campus Drive).

Working as a multistate effort, the NCERA-57 committee comprises a diverse group of research and extension scientists with expertise across a broad spectrum of reproductive biology in domestic food animals.

“Members of the NCERA-57 committee have had major impacts on understanding of reproductive biology in swine as a focus but also produce results that impact other domestic farm species,” explained Ryan Samuel, assistant professor and SDSU Extension swine specialist.

During the symposium, speakers representing academia, industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will share their thoughts on pertinent and emerging challenges facing the swine industry, and particularly reproduction.

Topics to be covered include:

• An update on diseases impacting the swine industry.

• Uterine prolapses and swine mortality.

• Pre-weaning survival with normal and large litters and failure of the first parity female to return to estrus.

The event will conclude with tours of the new Swine Education and Research Facility. These tours will utilize the facilities’ viewing windows which allow visitors to view modern hog production without having to shower into the facility.

Registration is requested

Thanks to sponsorships, this event is offered at no cost. However, because lunch is provided, registration is requested.

To register, visit At registration, a complete schedule and sponsor list will be available.

For more information, contact Jeff Clapper, SDSU Professor of Animal Science at 605-688-5417 or by email