This webinar will focus on general gilt and sow management topics that you can implement on your farm today, as well as things to consider as you prepare for the summer breeding challenges that will be upon us in a few short months.
Joining us as speakers will be:
Dr. Tim Safranski
Since January of 1996, Dr. Tim Safranski has been the swine breeding specialist for the state of Missouri. He is also on faculty at the University of Missouri in Columbia where he leads an integrated Extension/Research/Teaching program in swine genetics, genetic conservation and reproductive management. He teaches the Capstone course in Swine Production as well as an online courses in Farrowing Breeding Herd Management.
Dr. Safranski earned his BS in animal science from Oregon State University, and his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri.
Fred is currently the Production Supervisor for Dykhuis Farms in Holland, Michigan. Fred started his 40-plus-year pig production career with National Farms. He has also worked in senior production Director roles at Heartland Pork, The Maschhoffs and Professional Swine Management.
Dr. Rob Knox
Dr. Rob Knox is a Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois where he serves as a state extension specialist in the area of swine reproduction. His areas of research include the areas of gilt and sow fertility, seasonal infertility, reproductive diagnostics, hormone control of reproduction, and fertility of frozen sperm.
Dr. Knox received his B.S. degree from the University of Delaware and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska.
Kevin Schulz - Moderator
Senior Staff Writer
National Hog Farmer
Merck Animal Health