Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference to draw international audience
Apr 17, 2012
The Food for the Future initiative strives to aid Missouri’s farmers, and this story highlights a conference that brings them up to speed on boar reproduction.
From Cooperative Media Group
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – When it comes to improving animal reproduction, the males of most species usually get the short end of the stick.
But the Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference in August will explain the newest advancements in academic and industry research to better manage male pigs.
“The bulk of hog reproductive research is on the female side like in most animal research, but we want to help make boar stud owners, managers and employees aware of opportunities to improve sperm production and quality,” said Tim Safranski, University of Missouri Extension state swine specialist. “Part of what we try to do with this conference is challenge managers and anyone who thinks they do a good job to be the best they can be, because most are a long way from being the best in the world.” More…