Sat, Apr 29|
Montana Small Pork Producers Conference - April 29th, 2023
This event is a great opportunity for pork producers, 4-H members, FFA members, and others to come together to learn about swine genetics, pork production, herd health, and pork recipes.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 7:00 PM – Apr 30, 7:00 PM
Great Falls, Great Falls, MT, USA
About the event
Featured speakers are Randy Shipley and Anna Forseth, DVM, MS. Randy Shipley is the owner of Shipley Swine Genetics and Shipley Genetics Boar Studs in Ohio. His farm has 150 sows and 60 head of boars. Randy sells 850 to 1000 bred gilts and 7,000 boxes of semen a year as well as ships semen from coast to coast. Randy started his business in 1968 and married his wife, Sandi, 7 years later. Sandi and Randy’s daughter with their son-in-law joined the business in 2008. Anna Forseth, DVM, MS is the Director of Animal Health with the National Pork Producers Council. She oversees foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness, antibiotic use and resistance, welfare issues, and other pre-harvest topics. A Montana native who grew up on the family’s farrow-to-finish swine operation, Forseth received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from MSU, her DVM from Colorado State University, and a master’s in veterinary preventive medicine from Iowa State University.