North Mankato, Minnesota - There are still seats open in the fall Nursery Finish Management course, taught completely online from August 25th through December 17th. 

websiteThis course covers the requirements of the growing and finishing phases of swine to maximize production and efficiency. An overview of the technical and theoretical aspects of nursery, grower and finishing stages will be covered in this course. Production efficiency will be emphasized, as well as the humane treatment of animals. The discussion of social stress, nutritional stress and housing requirements will be included as well. The course will also cover scheduling of facilities, animal marketing, environmental considerations, animal observations and proper animal husbandry skills.

Classes are taught online by Pete Neigebauer, instructor at South Central College, and are open to anyone. Classes can be used towards credit for the Professional Swine Manager Education Program through the National Pork Board, and prepare you for the Certified Swine Manager exam. Questions about the course can be directed to Pete by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 507.389.7290.

To register for the Nursery Finish Management Course, please visit South Central College's registration page. 

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For additional information about this press release or the Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture, please contact Sara Hewitt, Project Coordinator for the Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture at 507-389-7276 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Category: General Information
Published: Friday, 22 August 2014 12:25