Reducing piglet mortality in open-pen group farrowing systems will be the topic of a free webcast offered by the University of Minnesota on Friday, March 12, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Yuzhi Li of the university’s West Central Research and Outreach Center will share her findings on the effects of sow parity, litter size and birth weight on survival.

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Individuals interested in attending the live, hour-long session should go to the university’s PorkCast Web page shortly before 12:30 p.m. CST and click on the program link, which will be listed under the "Next PorkCast Program" section.