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    Ultrasound for carcass data - Forkner Farms (Session 16 of 26)

    When:

    Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

    Where:

    Hwy 71 South to Exit 110 (Stotesburry). Turn Right to 1000 County Road. Turn left to Indian Line Road. Turn right to farm on left.
    9282 East Indian Line Road, Richards MO map...

    Description:

    Ultrasound images are collected on-farm for carcass evaluation. Images are later interpreted for loin eye area and back fat thickness. Other data collection on-farm includes: ear notch, breed, sex, weight, farrowing date, and registration number. Measurements and data are sent to the producer and the National Swine Registry for genetic evaluation and improvement. Breeds include: Berkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, and Yorkshire. Data is collected on cross bred boars.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Heather Conrow, smithheather@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Howard County
    phone: 660-248-2272

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