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Research Spotlight: Average time sites stay in a naive PRRSV status: Preliminary results

Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog . Adopted from September 3, 2021 Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project Friday rubric. Mariana Kikuti, Cata Picasso, Emily Geary and Cesar Corzo asses how long farms that choose to eliminate PRRSV from their herds remained as a naive status. Key Points Up to February 2021, 209 breeding herd moved to a PRRSV naive status a total of 259 times. On average, sites remained naive approximately two years before changing to a different status. Most naive sites moved to an active PRRSV break status in an average one and a half years. Continue reading on the Swine in Minnesota blog.
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APHIS' ASF Action Week webinars

The week of September 13-17 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is hosting African Swine Fever (ASF) Action Week with a series of webinars from 1 to 2:30 p.m. daily on various ASF topics. Click on the webinar links below to register for the topics you are interested in: Monday, September 13 - ASF: Where it Exists and What’s at Stake Tuesday, September 14 - Steps APHIS is Taking to Prevent and Prepare for ASF Wednesday, September 15 - ASF and the Benefits of Biosecurity Thursday, September 16 - What to Expect in an ASF Outbreak Friday, September 17 - ASF and the Feral Swine Factor

Attend the Allen D. Leman Conference

Join us for the 2021 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference September 18-21. This year’s conference will not be like any previous! It is going hybrid! Choose to join in person at the RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul or live-stream the conference from a distance. Recordings of all presentations will be posted online for every registrant to view. Fun social events and engaging conversations with more space than ever before. Details are posted on the conference website . Register now! Early bird registration has ended, but registration is still open. Register online to pay by credit card. Leman Conference will be held both virtually and at the Saint Paul RiverCentre . See Conference Location and Accommodations for lodging information. Leman Conference is presented by College of Veterinary Medicine, and University of Minnesota Extension.

Attend the 82nd Minnesota Nutrition Conference

Minnesota Nutrition Conference is scheduled for September 22 & 23 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center (formerly known as Mankato Civic Center), 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, Minnesota. ADM will be presenting the pre-conference symposium: “Today’s Science, Tomorrow’s Success”. General Session will feature speakers addressing the theme: “Animal nutrition in the changing world of animal production.” Visit the conference website for the complete agenda . Online pre-registration is $200. Deadline to register online is September 17. On-site registration is $250.

Tips for fall manure management

Fall manure application is quickly approaching. Chryseis Modderman, Extension manure management educator and Melissa Wilson, Extension manure management specialist provide some reminders on best practices for manure applications and avoiding nutrient loss. Read the blog post on the Minnesota Crop News blog .