Annual Swine Summit to be Hosted by Kemin Industries

IOWA - Kemin Industries Inc. will host swine veterinarians, nutritionists and decision makers at its second annual swine summit in Des Moines, IA, June 4, 2008, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The focus of the 2008 swine summit is "Netting More Energy".
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"The reception is an open event for all World Pork Expo exhibitors and attendees to mingle and network with colleagues and other pork industry members."
Stephanie Wilson, marketing communications specialist for Kemin Agrifoods North America

Speakers Clifford Adams, Ph.D., Ruurd Zijlstra, Ph.D., Joseph Hahn, Ph.D., and David Meeker, Ph.D., will discuss net energy formulation, how to evaluate new high energy feedstuff options, what options are available, and how to extract more energy with nutricines such as enzymes.

Stephanie Wilson, marketing communications specialist for Kemin Agrifoods North America, said, "The event is an opportunity to hear current research and acquire pertinent industry information regarding energy sources and utilization. Learning to 'net more energy' at a lower cost is crucial with pork producers losing $20-30 per hog due to high feed prices."

Following the swine summit, Kemin will host the "Got Game?!" reception in the 4-H building on the fairgrounds. Drinks, food and fun will be provided - attendees will be challenged to a game of P-I-G and 3 Point along with members of the Iowa Energy D-League NBA team organization.

"The reception is an open event for all World Pork Expo exhibitors and attendees to mingle and network with colleagues and other pork industry members," Wilson said.

Dr. Adams is the owner of ANOZENE Nutritional Sciences where he administers research and writes about development of nutritional strategies for humans and animals. Adams spent almost 25 years as Nutritional Services Director at Kemin AgriFoods Europe in Herentals, Belgium. During this time, he developed various nutritional strategies, including the concept of nutricines or bioactive feed ingredients, the Total Nutrition program and the Nutrition-Based health approach to animal production. These nutritional strategies were published in various books. Adams received his doctorate from the University of Illinois.

Dr. Zijlstra is the Feed Industry Research Chair at the University of Alberta. He was born and raised in The Netherlands where he completed a B.Sc. degree and a M.Sc. degree at Wageningen University, and worked in the feed industry. In 1996, he completed a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois and moved to Canada where he served as the Research Scientist - Nutrition for Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon. He has produced 37 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on feed quality evaluation, crop fractionation, and carbohydrate nutrition.

Dr. Hahn is the Kemin Swine Technical Services Manager. Prior to working for Kemin, Hahn served as the Director of Ingredient Technology with Ralco Nutrition, Inc., and Swine Research Manager for Hubbard Feeds, Inc. Hahn received his B.S. in animal science from Iowa State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal nutrition (swine nutrition) from the University of Illinois.

Dr. Meeker is Vice President, Scientific Services of the National Renderers Association (NRA). Over the past two decades, he has served as an advisor and consultant to numerous governmental, professional, and business organizations in the U.S. and internationally. He is currently a member of the scientific advisory panel to the World Renderers Organization (WRO), a member of the USDA Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Disease, and a member of the advisory committee for the Beef industry Food Safety Council of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Meeker received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and M.B.A. degrees from Iowa State University.

The AgriFoods businesses of Kemin focus on Total Nutrition to help customers achieve a highly effective, consistent system of profitable animal production. Total Nutrition® focuses on understanding nutrients and nutricines and their appropriate application in animal feeds. Kemin coined the term "nutricine", a vital component of Total Nutrition®, to identify ingredients that are essential in combination with good nutrition and solid animal husbandry, to maintain profitability while enhancing the health and well being of animals.

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